Monday, September 29, 2008

Individuals own their soul

Philosopher Ayn Rand wrote in her book The Virtue of Selfishness that every individual own their soul, mind and body to pursue the objective their life.

Today’s TOI editorial asks “Does the fundamental right to property also guarantee the right not to have property?” “Logically then, the fundamental right to life should also incorporate its opposite” it add.

Interestingly it mentioned that “the Bombay high court thought so too in 1986 when it held that the right to life included the right to die and struck down Section 309 of the Indian Penal Code which provides punishment for the attempt to commit suicide as unconstitutional”. 

One may ask how many farmers are punished so far for attempt to commit suicide.

But economist like Sauvik Chakraverti says that “the government has no role in individual’s soul to dictate” But he writes “those in authority have sold their souls to the Devil”.

One can also ask where the Devil is now. The answer may be is the governments department.

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