"Declaration of Natural Rights"
“Human Societies are guided and held together by ideas and a shared sense of morality. When the people lose sight of those foundational principles corruption and dictatorial powers inevitability take root.
Once criminal elements have taken control of society it becomes harder and harder to unseat them. As this process of regression continues there comes a point of no return: Where real change can no longer be achieved within the existing system.
We’ve reached that point sometime ago. It’s time to come to terms with that, and adjust our actions accordingly. We face the situation right now where the electoral process has become little more than theater; and the political awareness of the population has been reduced to petty bickering, over emotionally charged wedge issues.
All the while those who are running the show lose our freedoms one by one and draw us ever-deeper into undeclared wars of aggression.
The only way that we can change course is by organizing a unified front outside the existing system. Not as a political party, not as a left-wing or right wing ideological faction but as a people: Unified not in protests of this broken and corrupt system but rather under a set of principles: Principles that will lay the foundation to rebuild on.
The Declaration of Natural Rights
Any right that is a true human right is inherent. Such rights are not granted by governments. They are not privileges bestowed by society or created by documents. Therefore such rights cannot be regulated limited or revoked, by any such power.
Any supposed authority that seeks to strip a natural right from the people is illegitimate, and should be dealt with accordingly.
The most common way that rights are subverted is through the assertion of ‘rights’ which are not rights at all. There was a time when it was accepted by all, that Kings had a right to kill at a whim and to take the freedom and the property of any of his subjects, at will. The Divine Right of Kings is a false right. This is obvious to us now: However each era is blind to its own darkness.
Before we can even begin to understand the true nature of ‘rights’ we must first answer one question honestly and follow the implications to their logical conclusions: ‘When is violence justified’? It’s a simple question, and there’s only one sane answer. The only morally acceptable context for violence is defense. That answer is often referred to as:
The Non-aggression Principle
It’s a fancy name for a simple and obvious truth. But simple truths carry devastating implications when applied to the real world. Let’s follow those implications and see what it tells us about rights.
The Right to Life
Each individual owns their own life. To claim the authority to control or terminate the life of another is inherently violent. It is a claim of human ownership and it is a fundamental violation of natural rights.
Up until very recently in history, the ownership of other humans was explicit. Slaves and vassals were considered the property of their lords and masters. Their labor was extracted without compensation. Their lives could be taken at any moment: And their freedom was strictly limited. Modern states exercise these same powers but they disguise their totalitarian nature by distributing the mechanisms of power and control, through elaborate bureaucracies. The ownership of humans is no longer acknowledged outwardly; but on every practical level it is very much ‘in force’.
Torture, assassination and wars of aggression are the most blatant expressions of the contempt for the right to life. These acts demonstrate the perverse belief that ‘the right’s of another person is theirs to destroy at will’. They are the ultimate assertion of human ownership.
The Right to Liberty
Since your life is your own and you are free to live as you so chose, so long as your actions do not infringe upon ‘the rights of others’ The right to Liberty, encompasses but does not limit it to, the freedom of speech, the freedom of assembly, and the freedom of thought. The key to maintaining these freedoms is the understanding that true freedom is to allow others to make choices that we do not agree with.
The Right to Property
Since your life is your own, and your time, and that which you produce with your time is also your own: To take the property of another by force, or the threat of force, through fraud is theft. To claim the authority to take the property of another or to claim ownership of their labor, their time and their life: Such claims are inherently illegitimate, regardless of whether they are made by an illegitimate dictator or the collective dictatorship of a ‘democracy’.
The right to property has very little to do with economics. It has everything to do with how force is used in a society. The movement of goods and services may, or may not involve money at all. But those exchanges must be voluntary and transparent.
The Right to Privacy
Non-essential searches of one’s home, transport or person, surveillance of communications and personal transactions outside the investigation of a specific crime; is an act of aggression. Barriers to travel, employment, healthcare and other necessary functions that force individuals to waive their rights to privacy are veiled forms of violence.
The Right to a Fair Trial
In all criminal prosecutions the accused have the right to a speedy public trial, by an impartial jury of their peers. All juries have the right and the responsibility to deliver their verdict in accordance with their conscience: Regardless, whether that verdict contradicts written law or statutes. No legal ‘context’ shall be invented or construed which by-passes the right to a civilian trial.
Military detentions and assassinations of civilians, regardless of the nationality of the accused and regardless of the allegations are direct violations of this right.
The Right to Self-Defense
The right to ‘Defense’ is the boundary which makes all other rights possible. If you do not have the right to Defend Your Life, and the lives of those that you love, then any of your other rights can be taken from you, by anyone with the means to do so.
Somewhere between 190 million and 260 million people were murdered by their own governments in this past century alone.
This figure far outstrips the number killed by all international and civil wars during that same time period combined. It should therefore be abundantly clear that the state cannot be trusted with a monopoly on violence and it cannot be used for a substitute for the right of self-defense.
The Right to Self-Determination
All people have the right to organize their communities as they so chose, in a voluntary manner. And they have the right to dissolve any political system placed over them; which relies on violence to enforce its directives. In a society which adheres to the non-aggression principles: The creation and distribution of organizational structures need not be violent. To dissolve a government is not an act of aggression. But the use of force to suppress such a movement is!
When a government initiates force against the people—the people may call upon the Right to Self-Defense.
When in the course of history a political system shows itself to be an enemy of the natural rights of the people: The people have the responsibility to dissolve that system.
To stand passively by without so much as raising one’s voice as the tide of tyranny rises, is a betrayal of our children and our grandchildren.
The first and most important step in changing the course of the culture is the spread and establishment of a new core philosophy. Each and every one of us can help make this happen by spreading these ideas.
The Natural Rights Foundation is organizing towards this goal: Visit them at NATURALRIGHTSFOUNDATION.ORG” (1)
1) The Death Throes of the United States
http://xrepublic.tv/node/1842 8min 25 sec VIDEO
NOTE: There are two videos at this same link. The link to the quotes above are reachable inside the 1st video @ 7min 56 sec: The Declaration of Natural Rights begins at the end of the first video at 8min 50sec and takes you to the VIDEO of the above statement… sorry for any confusion, but it’s worth the time. k
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