Originally Posted by synthesis2
We had slavery back then, that isn't the right thing, we have a popular vote for local officials, there is no reason we should not have one for the president
The slavery issue is irrelevant. Your putting natural rights and a human right into the same category of thing which is an error of logic. They are not even remotely similar.
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