Earn Your Rights? This ship is sinking faster than I thought.
One of my friends posted a message about the “Dream Act” today and out of all the comments I saw for it there was one that really just made me take a step back and go…”Did that person just say what I thought they said?” Sure enough, they did.
“Haa. They won’t be getting free citizenship with the Dream Act. The Dream Act is for immigrants who came here as minors,have graduated high school and would like to earn temporary permanent residency. Their six year permanent residency status is contingent on their completion of at least two years at a four year university in good standing or a minimum of two years military service. They are hardly demanding anything free, they are simply asking for an opportunity to EARN the same rights we have. What have you done to earn your rights?”
“EARN” your rights? Earn your rights. Unbelievable!
You can’t earn rights. That’s an oxymoron. Just like the phrase “temporary permanent” (which was also used in that same post). The only thing you earn are privileges and privileges can be taken away any time the person that gave them to you feels like.
Rights are derived from 1 thing… your divine creator (whatever that may be).
When writing the constitution the founding fathers included a thing called the Bill of Rights. Not because they declared that since you are an American you are entitled to these rights. The founding fathers included the Bill of Rights because they recognized that as a living being you were inherently bestowed those basic rights by the simple fact that you are alive. The Bill of Rights was included in the constitution to protect those rights from being infringed upon by the government they were setting up. We don’t have to earn those rights. Every human being has regardless of race, age, gender, nationality, etc…, those same basic rights. The problem is that most people have relinquished those rights to governments. The old Hegelian Dialectic (Problem, Reaction, Solution) at work. We are told to sacrifice liberty and freedom in times of crisis for safety and security. Over and over throughout history that has been done and it always results in Tyranny.
“Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.” – Benjamin Franklin, Historical Review of Pennsylvania, 1759
It’s all based on property. Your body is your property. It’s not mine, not your spouses, not your parents, and its especially not the governments. Its Yours. That means that you have the right to do whatever you want with your body as long as you don’t infringe on the rights of others or cause harm to anyone else. No victim, no crime. It’s as simple as that. But as with every other civilization throughout history, we have relinquished many of our rights. We can no longer own certain property like land and cars (research allodial title and manufacture’s statement of origin). We can’t marry anyone of the same gender in most places. We can’t ingest any substance we want (prohibition of alcohol, drugs and other things). When we pay income tax every year, even though the law clearly states paying income tax is optional, we are forced (by threats of fines and jail time) to file and when we do so, we sign a statement every year to relinquish our 5th amendment rights. In Illinois we need a permit to own a gun. Have the legislators in Illinois never heard of the 2nd amendment? We’ve had pat downs and strip searches for years at airports and now we have body scanners in airports that are quickly becoming mandatory to go through in order to fly. What happened to our 4th amendment?
And I can go on and on and on.
The government has gotten out of control. And most of you have done NOTHING to prevent it. As long as you have your TV shows and all the latest gadgets, fashions, booze, and a belly full of cancerous processed foods; you’re happy little sheeple waiting for the slaughter. And it will come. Not at the hands of Muslim extremists, Iraqi dictators, Soviet missile’s, Y2k’s, 2012’s, global warming, or any of these other completely made up boogie-men that governments dangle in our face day after day. No, our downfall will be because of our own complacency and our own inability to critically think for ourselves and be responsible for our own lives.
We don’t have to earn rights but we sure haven’t done anything to preserve and protect them.
The tree of liberty is looking rather withered these days.