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What Can We Say When Asked About Moral Rights?

'Thou shalt have no other gods before me." - The First Commandment, Exodus 20:3 (A.V.).

Although he is the last human being on earth entitled to ask this question, the question is, nonetheless, valid and a piercing one that cuts to the heart of what we have become as a people. And the fact that it has not yet been answered is very revealing.

In a meeting while he was here, when questioned about human rights, Siegheil Gorbachev snapped:

"What moral right does America have to assume the pose of a teacher? Who has given it the right to teach us moral lessons?"
Excellent questions.