Constitutional protections and other fundamental human rights
Not consensual statutory rape, date rape, or Secular Humanist sluts saying, "No! No! A Thousand Times No!" when they mean "Yes! Oh, yes! Do it to me!" as you can tell if they get pregnant, because in real rape, according to Right-Wing Urban Legend-based science, the woman's body prevents conception, and therefore the women must be denied an abortion.—Missouri Rep. Todd Akins, in his campaign for the US Senate seat held by Democrat Claire McCaskill. See alsoPersonhood.
Ronald Reagan, who signed the Convention Against Torture in 1988, during a period of much higher terrorist activity, and also insisted on applying the rule of law to them as common criminals. Thanks to Glenn Greenwald for pointing this out at Salon.com. Reagan also took a stand against banning openly gay teachers from public high schools in California, and tried to make a deal with Gorbachev to get rid of all US and Soviet nuclear weapons. Most relevant today, Reagan said, "We’re going to close the unproductive tax loopholes that allow some of the truly wealthy to avoid paying their fair share. In theory, some of those loopholes were understandable, but in practice they sometimes made it possible for millionaires to pay nothing, while a bus driver was paying ten percent of his salary, and that’s crazy. [...] Do you think the millionaire ought to pay more in taxes than the bus driver or less?"
Barry Goldwater, the anti-Christian-Right supporter of gays in the military
Believer in the right to do anything that does not harm anybody else of any importance in any way that matters.—Rand Paul, Alan Greenspan. Originally proposed by Anarchist theorist Pierre Joseph Proudhon, who inspired Karl Marx
Property rights, gun rights, no regulation of business, the right to oppress the poor, minorities, and immigrants. See also equality, brotherhood.
Limited to giving gifts to racists, bigots, and kleptocrats, not the undeserving poor