Report "Rights" of disabled individuals in Political Philosophy Posted March 2, 2011 Just don't confuse that as saying that anyone else has a right to kill them though. Well, I don't see that killing the severly retarded is any different than killing a dog or a cow, if, as is claimed here, they aren't really human. After all, no one has a specified "right" to kill animals, but that doesn't mean that they aren't killed. I can see a whole lot of persons, and not just the retarded, being declared "non-man" according to the definitions given here. It's not a big step to decide that people that don't act as rationally as you think they ought to aren't "man qua man" either. That's what the Nazis were good at -- determining who did and didn't meet their standard of a human being with rights. I hope you can provide a better basis for the right to life than has been given so far here, because they are horribly open to abuse and manipulation.