Can self-preservation (including self-defense) be considered a basic human right?
With all the important talk about human rights these days, it's vital to keep things in perspective and determine what things really are "basic human rights." So I ask, "Can self-preservation (including self-defense) be considered a basic human right? If so, should reasonable methods of self defense be protected? If you don't think self-preservation is a human right, please explain why. Thank you.
Laws or no laws, self preservation IS the #1 basic human right.
it is not just in the laws in most states, it is in our genes...literally.
Self defence is part of self preservation...
however, if you are defending yourself against an attacker, & you get a chance to run away, but don't, that can have all kinds of legal ramifications, both for AND against you.
Self preservation is inherent in all living things (though there could be a case against it with Lemmings) Every living creature values its life and will either flee or attack to defend itself. The 'self-defense' is the attack in order that it won't be killed or hurt. Though a tortoise might simply 'pull its head in.'
However, I'm talking physical attack and defense here. If it's something lesser, then it an ego-mind thing. Emotional reaction to a so-called attack on one's beliefs or ideas does not warrant attack. You may think someone is 'upsetting,' or 'insulting' you, but until your mind accepts it as such it is just someones words.
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