"Being tolerant does not mean that I share another one's belief. But it does mean that I acknowledge another one's right to believe,
and obey, his own conscience." ~ Viktor Frankl
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"Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. We have all heard those words, and most of us probably recognize them from the Declaration of Independence, but have you ever stopped to think about what they mean?"
Why, yes, I have? Have you? These are our natural rights.
Having a right to something means having a "just claim" to it; having a natural right, means that, by nature, we humans each have a just claim to our own life, (and no one else's), our own liberty, (and no one else's), our own justly acquired property, (and no one else's).
Certain individuals believe that the problem is that we were supposed to have a republican form of government, and not a democracy. So, what is the real difference between these two?
Well, then, you have your "republican form of government", because the "sovereign power IS lodged in representatives elected by the people". So, that's not the problem; so what is?
Just like the American declaration of independence stated, "That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men".
Last question. What is the only form of jurisprudence, i.e. "system of laws", that deems all men equal? Here's a clue.
And, here's the answer – to both of the above questions.
* Not "and", Andrew, all humans are equal only in that they are equally endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights.
I'm pleased to report, Suverans2, that I live in such a nation. It was inspiration from your quoted passage of Bastiat's "The Law" that my secession took place and I became sovereign. I didn't have time to wait around for you guys to elect a Ron Paul or a Peter Schiff to your district of collectivism -- my clock's running at top speed.
Thanks for putting it up on the board along with the link to The Law.
Nicely stated Suverans2. No argument on my part. My concern is how to dissolve what has evolved through the greed and lust for power. We have noted recently that the SCOTUS cares not to defend the people or even listen to them, but perfer to legislate law from the bench. Now we have three law makers and one set is not even elected by the people; not only do we have a legislative body against the concepts presented but there is the U.N. now wanting to get into the action of legislating for the U.S. This country is basically F*%$ing doomed.
People can prattel on about private property. freedoms, rights and quote historical figures and to what end? Where is the means? I desperately want a solution to get out of this mess everyone is trapped into. I have been a prepper for years and alll for no good and hopeful purpose?
Who else is frustrated and depressed over the lack of liberty and the persuit of happiness?
Thanks for the replies Samarami & Glock27.
Glock27, you wrote: "My concern is how to dissolve what has evolved through the greed and lust for power."
With all due respect, as individuals, the only thing that we have the lawful authority to "dissolve", is our membership, our affiliation with it.
Secession. The act of withdrawing from membership in a group. ~ Black's Law Dictionary, Sixth Edition, page 1351
Most countries have laws that punish persons[sic] who secede or attempt to secede. The United States has no specific law on secession... ~ West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved. [Emphasis added]
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