True Rights And True Liberties Never Change, No Matter How Much Time Passes Throughout The Space Time Continuum…
They are not determined by their availability in a particular time period, economy, or social setting. They must never be suspended to meet anyone’s ideology or agenda. They will forever be applicable and shall never be violated under any circumstances, no matter how noble the cause may seem.
The Declaration of Independence generalizes our rights as…
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.”
And more are listed in the Bill of Rights. Any specific rights that are not listed, are addressed by the 9th Amendment. The 9th amendment does not necessarily grant substantive rights in addition to those conferred by other portions of our governing law, but the 9th Amendment was added to the Bill of Rights to ensure that the maxim expressio unius est exclusio alterius (one thing is the exclusion of the other) would not be used at a later time to deny fundamental rights just because they were not specifically enumerated in the Bill of Rights/Constitution.
Now, when the founders said creator, they were not necessarily referring to any religious deity. They simply meant that our rights were given to us by a force greater than man, not by the government or any other assumed authority of the human species. Our rights are unalienable, meaning they cannot be surrendered or transferred. Our rights are nature and inherent to humanity. They come with man’s ability to think, and to reason.
Life, liberty, and the PURSUIT of happiness in more complex terms translates as…
One has the right to live but cannot force another to live for them, or to stabilize their life for them. One cannot take another’s life against another’s will, and one cannot be forced to save another’s life against one’s will. One has a right to seek and offer services, but one does not have a right to services, therefore one cannot force another to give one services, or purchase services. People providing services have the right to charge whatever they want, and to decide for themselves, who they are going to service or not service, for whatever reason they choose, and without having to give a reason. It’s their body. It’s their skills. It’s their practices and services. No one has the right to force another to live for them or to service them. One cannot have a right that violates another’s rights, and one cannot violate another’s rights when one is simply exercising one’s rights. Unfortunately, most people don’t know the differences between true Rights, true Liberties, morals and ethics.
Ethics and morals are different from rights and liberties. Something may be unethical or immoral but not necessarily in violation of the law or infringing on one’s rights. Murder is certainly unethical and illegal, and is violating your right to live. But not helping save someone’s life is not in itself illegal nor violating one’s rights, but may certainly be unethical. In essence when you are requiring someone to have to service you, regardless of what the service is and how noble or important the service may be, including the service of a doctor, you are technically enslaving them and violating their right to not have to live for you or to serve you. They have the right to not service anyone, for any reason, without having to give a reason. It may be unethical at times, but it’s certainly within their rights.
One of the biggest blunders in modern society, including our judicial system, is the confusion between ethics, morality, rights, liberties and laws. They are different, not the same, and one does not necessarily accompany or correlate with the other. I understand it’s a hard philosophy to wrap your mind around, but I assure you if you give it some deeper thought, it will become clear to you. And you will embrace and learn what true liberties and rights are all about. And I assure you, whatever argument that you are trying to make to manifest a particular desired outcome of some political or any other cause, can certainly be achieved without having to violate these basic principles of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
When it comes to Liberty…
Personal Liberty is about allowing people to do whatever they want as long as it does not infringe on others rights. When one believes in Liberty they do not believe in any absolute social outcome. They believe in allowing Society to manifest on their own and naturally work out their own social issues without government mandated legislation geared towards manifesting a desired particular social outcome. We have the right to pursue happiness but happiness is not a right. The government has the authority to legislate laws geared towards preserving life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, but they do not have the authority to legislate morality. Liberty in the marketplace is not to believe in any particular economic outcome, but rather to trust in the spontaneous natural order that results when the government does not intervene in human volition and human cooperation. Liberty permits the markets to work out their problems for themselves, build an economy for themselves, take risks and accept responsibility for the results, and make their own choices free from as much government involvement as outlined in the Constitution.
The founding fathers of this country intended on creating a system that gave everyone an equal footing to PURSUE happiness through Liberty and Freedom. But the last thing they wanted to do was create a system that is constantly engaged in legislating laws on every aspect of society and how it should function with the aim to guarantee a particular social outcome that government believes will create happiness. Liberty and Freedom is about ensuring everyone has the right to pursue happiness, not the right to happiness. It’s society’s and ultimately the individual’s responsibility to acquire a peaceful happy existence, and without government involvement, so as long as we do not infringe on each other’s rights. Government was never intended to legislate happiness, nor are they capable for that matter. Look to yourself and your community for the solutions to social issues, not the government.
A huge part of how the United States of America has succeeded in so many areas such as sports, big and small business ventures, technology, innovation, revolutionary inventions, and so much more, is because of our emphasis on Liberty. We value the capitalistic entrepreneurial spirit, and we encourage teamwork while at the same time above all else, value individualism over collectivism. By empowering the individual to succeed on their own and keep the fruits that they bared, the overall community prospers tenfold. We must never forget what makes America great.
These are some of the most basic simple principles of Life, Liberty and the pursuit of happiness that does not change throughout the space time continuum. These principles will forever be applicable and never be outdated under any circumstances. Only Liberty will lead Humanity to our full potential in building great civilizations, providing security, generating wealth, creating beautiful loving families, and living the lives we choose.
– Michael Vincent –
Alot of the concepts and writings from this article were heavily influenced and taken from an excellent article by Jacob G. Hornberger, ‘No One Has a Right To Healthcare.’… https://www.fff.org/2016/02/03/no-one-has-a-right-to-health-care/
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