Why have the governments of Iran and Iraq historically had disputes over rights to the Shatt al-Arab?
It is one of the mains routes of access to the Persian Gulf from both Iraq and Iran. Without control or assurances of usage of the Shatt al-Arab, each side's monetary benefits are in jeopardy because the Persian Gulf is the route through which petroleum is most easily transported.
There is no difference between civil rights and civil liberties as both are granted by government. There is a glaring difference between rights and civil rights. Rights are inherent in people and preexist governments civil rights exist because of governments. Rights can not be taken away by governments, they can only be denied or disparaged. Civil rights can be taken away by governments and there is no denial or disparagement simply revocation. Civil rights are…
There are five points in the Declaration of Independence. They are; All Men are created equal, the creator grants man rights, Governments are instituted to protect these rights, the Governments get their powers from man, and if the governments begin to usurp these rights, man has the right to fight back.
Before the fourteenth amendment, state and local governments were not subject to the Bill of Rights. There was nothing stopping the local governments from violating the constitution. The fourteenth amendment extended the Bill of Rights (and the constitution) to restrict the local governments from violating a citizen's civil rights.
There are not any rights that can be taken away. Rights, natural rights as distinguished from civil rights or statutory rights, are inherent in people and not preexist governments therefore governments can not grant those rights, then governments can take those rights away. When it appears that governments do, that appearance lacks the proper perspective. When governments take away the natural rights of people they did so because those people surrendered their rights. The tapestry…
That to secure these rights governments are instituted among men deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed?
The US Supreme Court historically restricted women's rights by applying the so-called "reasonableness" standard, allowing federal, state and local governments to enact discriminatory laws that the Court deemed constitutional because they served a "legitimate" government interest. Historically, this doctrine has been used to deny women the right of reproductive choice, workplace protection, redress for discriminatory treatment and other important liberties.