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Law and Individual Rights in the Nation of Tagg
A review of the legal and philosophical principles and statement of individual rights in the fictional island nation of Tagg.
# 153540 | 2,696 words | 14 sources | APA | 2013 | US
Published on Jun 11, 2013 in Law (Constitution) , Political Science (General)

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The paper explores the legal and political philosophical principles that will advance the fictional nation of Tagg and its political establishment. The paper considers whether the island nation will use natural law or legal positivism as a philosophical approach to law and then discusses the nation's statement of individual rights. The paper addresses the rights of freedom of speech, freedom of religion, the right to bear arms and unreasonable search and seizures.

Introductory Supporting Analysis
Statement of Individual Rights

From the Paper:

"According to Carr (2002), "To modernize natural law, that is, to make it current, Braybrooke thinks it necessary to make it both secular and empirical, and he believes it possible to discover such a theory in Aquinas by foregrounding certain elements of Thomistic doctrine and deemphasizing or ignoring others. A secular and empirical natural law theory, it turns out, is constituted by a set of rules that serve to meet human needs and make possible the thriving of individuals and society." (Carr, 2002)
"Carr makes the argument according to the thoughts of Braybrooke that the secular and empirical movement within natural law seeks to modernize the theory into a contemporary format capable of acceptance by the body politic. The details of the changes to the purview of natural law are described. According to Carr (2002), "Since prescription is the flip side of description in naturalistic ethics, he thinks it also legitimate to say that these rules ought to be accepted and followed in order to guarantee individual and societal thriving. The rules gain empirical support by looking to basic human needs and acknowledging their obvious importance for human well-being. Since human beings require basics like food, shelter, and security, it is necessary to build a social support system capable of providing these goods, and the rules necessary for the continued success of this social enterprise are presumed by Braybrooke to qualify as natural laws." (Carr, 2002)"

Sample of Sources Used:

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