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[at-l] Domains of Rights?

One of the subjects that I have glossed over in classes is the idea of 
morals and related to it, rights.

Do we (hikers) have the inalienable (sp?) right to a Viewshed?  Your 
condo is in my line of sight, tear it down?  (Extreme example, I know).  
Where do these ideas come from - is it somehow related to the idea that 
humans have a special connection to nature and have the right to drop 
thier Internet and reclaim it at any moment (and 2000+ mi worth of it)?

Alternatively people could make the argument for asthetics, that you 
don't have the right to put something ugly where I'm looking (even if you 
were there first).  If that is the case, then Dodge is going to have to 
recall a whole lot of really ugly colored Neons.

Can anyone tell me where the legal basis for this came from? (Appologies 
if it has already been done, I had 100 messages from AL-L when I logged on 
today and have not read all carefully).

Jeff Mosenkis            MAPSS Student          University of Chicago
              *Freelance Joking Avunculate For Hire*

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