The Right to Liberty and the Obligation Incurred


by poisontolibs, blogging at The Right Planet

(Sep. 10, 2011) — Rights are conferred, not by man, but by God.  Our Founders and Framers recognized that in our Declaration of Independence. What our Founders understood (in the social milieu of the 18th century) was the relationship of rights and obligations.  A person, tribe, state or nation cannot have or recognize and exalt the former without the existence of the latter.  For every gift from God comes an attendant obligation.

In this instance, we look at the right to Liberty, the second right enumerated in the Declaration of Independence.  By endowing us with the right to Liberty, God laid the obligation to honor and support that self-same right in every other person.  To constrain our activities when they would impinge on another person’s Liberty, and to support the struggle for Liberty (cf. Thomas Jefferson’s quote on the tree of Liberty).

A nation, state, tribe or any other definition of a group of individuals cannot legislate a right, only recognize a right conferred by God. And the test to see if something is a right is to validate that it is applicable to all and that there is an attendant obligation that likewise is applicable to all. Not an advantage to a special group or subset of the whole, but to all.

Therein lies the failure of Social Justice as a concept presented by liberals.  A product of the Tavistock Clinic and their dedication to the Hegelian Dialectic, Social Justice relies on consensus to achieve a predetermined result. In this case, the removal of individual Liberty in favor of special rights and treatment for a predetermined sector of the citizenry through the use of Soviet-style council tactics.  The techniques used are outlined here by Sardaukar’s Pitbull in his article about this very same theory in practice.

In conclusion, I can only state that by being aware, awake and staying abreast of legislative actions, at all levels, we can–and must–stop the creeping influence of the progressive/socialist agenda from actualizing itself in our Republic. For, in truth, the only real Social Justice is individual Liberty. I would rather go to my death on my feet  fighting for Liberty than to exist one day on my knees under the yoke of a Marxist totalitarian government.