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 No.10169

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Recent talk of expanding U.S. infrastructure in general has also meant talk specifically about Native Americans' access to clean drinking water getting improved.

Details: https://www.npr.org/2021/11/15/1054418311/tribes-hope-infrastructure-law-means-theyll-finally-get-clean-drinking-water

In the broader sense, do you think that access to clean water is a fundamental human right the same as freedom of speech and freedom of religion? Or perhaps not? It's not in the U.S. Constitution, of course, but should it be? How much of a complicating factor is it that multiple areas, specifically native tribal locations, are subject to different practical pressures making clean water difficult to get?

 No.10170

>>10169
>In the broader sense, do you think that access to clean water is a fundamental human right the same as freedom of speech and freedom of religion?
Yes.  I don't think the government has ever criminalized accessing clean drinking water, but if it does, it would be a violation of human rights.

 No.10184

>>10169
It's not a right, no.
However, it being necessary, and an item easily monopolizable, I think it's reasonable that the government ought provide it for free.

As to native amaricans, I think a huge part of that is the strange setup of their territory.
Really ought just be properly annexed. Get rid of the beurocracy and legaleese putting a massive wrench in the issue of maintaining and improving their infrastructure, not to mention plenty else.
Also gets rid of the bothersome, and I think largely damaging, common trouble of casino developers exploiting them for the particular legal loopholes.


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