“The fundamental source of all your errors, sophisms and false reasonings is a total ignorance of the natural rights of mankind. Were you once to become acquainted with these, you could never entertain a thought, that all men are not, by nature, entitled to a parity of privileges. You would be convinced, that natural liberty is a gift of the beneficent Creator to the whole human race, and that civil liberty is founded in that; and cannot be wrested from any people, without the most manifest violation of justice.” — Alexander Hamilton, The Farmer Refuted, 1775
The Declaration Of Independence
According to the founding document of the United States of America, the Declaration of Independence, a just government is one that secures the unalienable rights of every person. Those rights are, in general terms, life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness (or “life, liberty, and property” in the original “List of Grievances,” 1775).
The Declaration asserts these rights come from the Creator, or Nature’s God. Were the Founders just making this up out of thin air to craft a new religious dogma? Not at all.
The term “rights” means the opposite of “wrongs.” To understand the meaning of natural rights, it helps to first understand natural wrongs. They are your own innate understanding of when you have been wronged by another person. With a bit of introspection, you will remember what you have known all along.
In general, the natural wrongs against you might be called violence, bullying and stealing. You have known, since you were very young, when these were done to you and that they are wrong. Nobody had to tell you that these acts are wrong. It is a natural understanding, imbued into you by your Creator.
If a person does violence to you (harming you bodily or, by extension, endangering your life), you know you have been wronged.
If a person threatens violence against you to intimidate you into doing as he wishes, you know you have been wronged.
If you have worked to earn wealth and property, to improve your life and pursue your own happiness, and another person seizes what is yours, you know you have been wronged.
Even a 4-year-old child innately understands these natural wrongs.
Stopping Wrongs Is Justice
All men are created equal. You know this to be true. No other person innately possesses higher authority over you than you do. Therefore, you have the right to defend yourself against natural wrongs no matter who is trying to inflict those wrongs.
Your right to life presumes you will defend yourself against violence.
Your right to liberty presumes you will defend yourself against bullying and other forms of coercion.
Your right to the pursuit of happiness presumes you will defend yourself against anyone trying to steal what you have obtained in that pursuit.
In a sane world, when someone tries to commit a wrong against you, justice is served when you use whatever force is necessary to stop them. If he persists, it is at his own peril. It is your natural right to defend yourself against natural wrongs.
Because we are a just and empathetic people, we collectively defend another person who is being wronged and who cannot adequately defend himself. Our form of government was crafted around this principle, and our public servants are tasked with this duty. Yet, at the moment a wrongdoer strikes, government servants are not likely to be present to defend you. Or the wrongs against you may originate from people with government jobs. That is why the people retain the right to defend our natural rights.
The 2nd Amendment to the U.S. Constitution protects the natural right of the people (that’s you) to keep and bear arms (combat weaponry) to preserve a free state by use of force against wrongdoers.
Freedom means that wrongdoers hold no power over you. If wrongdoers achieve dominance, freedom is lost. In a sane and just nation, the people understand their natural rights and retain the dominance of force to defend them.
To thwart wrongdoers with whatever force is necessary is called “justice.”
The most common wrong committed by politicians is the creation of a government institution that will steal from us and deliver the pillaged assets someone else.
Unlawful theft and redistribution of our wealth comes in many forms. It might be a “Cash for Clunkers” program, taking wealth from some to give to others so that they may purchase a new car. It might be a “bailout,” seizing wealth from the people and from honestly run businesses to ensure corporations such as GM, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac do not suffer the consequences of their actions. It might be seizure of our assets to subsidize “green” programs that are well represented in the investment portfolios of the politicians pushing tax dollars into those programs.
Examine political candidates carefully. Do they support redistribution of wealth? Are they backed by our nation’s socialist enemies? Do they support what they call “reasonable,” though unlawful, infringements on the 2nd Amendment? Do they support ongoing invasion (illegal immigration) that allows a foreign nation to demographically conquer portions of the United States? Do they serve George Soros, who is notorious for economically crashing several other nations and is currently doing the same to the United States? Do they hate our national principles so much they swear to “fundamentally transform” our Nation into something else?
If you are an American, you will understand such a person is immediately disqualified from public service in defense of our rights. Vote accordingly.
Your Duty As An American
The Constitution of the United States is a contract permitting our public servants to take only specified actions on our behalf. All other actions are prohibited to them. The contract was constructed to protect our rights against government abuse. Obedience to this contract is a condition of their employment by us.
When you step up to the ballot box, you have a duty to support only a public servant who will faithfully uphold and obey the Constitution, as they will swear an oath to do.
When you bear arms to defend yourself and others against the aggressive wrongdoer, you perform your duty as a citizen in preserving a free state.
When you refuse to accept a share of the loot seized from your fellow Americans, you take a stand for what is right. Your rights do not allow you to take something from another person against his will — or to have agents of government do that taking for you. That would be wrong.
Remember what is wrong, learn to identify it and put a stop to it. Civil liberty exists only when the people take action to prevent natural wrongs from being inflicted upon any one of us.
Think about it.
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