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in politics, the more conservative groups in the political spectrum, in contrast to the radical leftleft,
in politics, the more radically progressive wing in any legislative body or party. The designation apparently originated in the French National Assembly of 1789, where the radicals were seated to the left of the presiding officer.
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 and the liberal centercenter,
in politics, a party following a middle course. The term was first used in France in 1789, when the moderates of the National Assembly sat in the center of the hall. It can refer to a separate party in a political system, e.g.
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. The designation stems from the seating of the nobility on the right side of the presiding officer in the French National Assembly of 1789. In some European legislative assemblies conservative members are still seated in that position.
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What does it mean when you dream about being on the right?

In addition to its directional meaning, being on the right can also mean being correct (e.g., to be on the right side of a situation). Being at the right hand of God also says one is in the righteous place of good instead of evil. The right in a dream can also mean to stand up for one’s “rights” or “to right” (rectify) a wrong.

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1. of, designating, supporting, belonging to, or relating to the political or intellectual right (see sense 39)
2. conservative or reactionary
3. Geometry
a. formed by or containing a line or plane perpendicular to another line or plane
b. having the axis perpendicular to the base
c. straight
4. the supporters or advocates of social, political, or economic conservatism or reaction, based generally on a belief that things are better left unchanged (opposed to radical or left)
5. Boxing
a. a punch with the right hand
b. the right hand
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The right side of the brain is associated with fluid intelligence, nonverbal reasoning, and creativity. In your dream you may be concerned with direction or being right. Either way right usually has positive connotations. You may be sending messages to yourself that you are on a right path or doing the right thing.
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Some 60 percent of the graduating seniors and 55 percent of the juniors said that they believe there are clear and uniform standards of right and wrong.
And in this "great charter" of rights spread before him (we are told) appear the root ideals of liberty and freedom that will grow and blossom through the centuries to come.
colleges and universities to begin and continue publication of right,wing campus newspapers and magazines through what is called the Collegiate Network.
It is contrary to the natural law of the right to freedom of conscience and freedom of religion, rights which come from God and not from the Canadian Charter of Rights or Canadian lawgivers or judges.
Later that year, Madison was elected to the first House of Representatives, and he promptly introduced a series of amendments based on declarations of rights in state constitutions and in other foundational legal documents from around the world.
These changes are likely to decrease the primacy of national economic, political, and social institutions, thereby affecting the everyday context in which children grow up and interact with the rest of society." (1) While it is often difficult to discriminate between influences which originate within and beyond state borders, it is nevertheless important to assess the impact of (the largely Western) international constructs of rights and responsibilities to which state societies have been subject or subjected to.
The OLC also concluded that the first four amendments to the Constitution were intended to be a subset of rights in the Bill of Rights, specifically containing rights that were reserved to individuals to possess and use certain property.
Rights from Wrongs: A Secular Theory of the Origins of Rights by Alan Dershowitz (New York: Basic Books, 2004), 261 pp., $24.00 cloth
A right to welfare sounds out of place in a world in which a Democratic president has successfully campaigned to "end welfare as we know it." Admittedly, advocates of constitutional welfare rights did not merely; or even primarily, mean the right of single unemployed mothers to receive government stipends; they had in mind a broader set of rights to protect basic "welfare" in the general sense of human needs.
Readers looking for this broader philosophical perspective will be disappointed for Reichert makes no attempt to grapple with intractable problems in philosophy on the nature and grounds of rights. Reichert employs a foundational conception and a deductive approach to rights where one frames the laws or defines the conventions (for example, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights), then derives what rights a person has from these and seeks to apply them without question.
Thus, he is led to ask, "How can it be that natural rights, prominent on the very surface of the Revolution, can yet plausibly be denied by eminent scholars and politicians?" In defense of his position, he offers two citations before comparing the English Declaration of Rights to the American Declaration of Independence.
Steve Ann Chambers, president of the Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF), points out that ships, municipalities, trusts and, increasingly, multinational corporations (through what Kalle Lasn describes in Culture Jam as "their own global charter of rights and freedoms, the Multinational Agreement on Investment"), have the standing in the courts that is denied to animals.