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    • Michael Greenberg
    • 27.08.07 | 22:13 (IDT)

    Theauthor of this insane article assumes that TOTAL LICENSE is a by-product of a Liberal Democracy and that under no circumstances can a Democratic state trample its people's "rights" to do whatever they want as long as they don't harm others.. HOWEVER, political correctness cannot in reality allow aboslute license--the democrtic state is in fact ALL THE TIME making CHOICES of whose "rights" can be trampled on --sometimes it is a minority opinion,sometimes a majority opinion that gets trampled by LAW --but the legislators MUST weigh many factors-there are few ABSOLUTE RIGHTS that in some way do not get limitations put on them. There are 2 big "weights" mitigating against cematoria in ISRAEL: 1. Historical Jewish eperience with Nazi crematoria. To be-liitle that psychological HISTORICAL NIGHTMARE is to spit on what happened. PC must side with Nation over "I". 2.Jewish TRIBAL custom.We always buried dead. PC demands not to replace ANCIENT custom with long-held taboo.

    from the article: Liberaland and Haredistan
    First published 00:00 27.08.07 | Last updated 00:00 27.08.07
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