In this article we shall discuss our universal Fundamental Unalienable Rights Freedoms and liberty’s
“When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
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. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.”
— The Declaration of Independence (1776)
“For the principle aim of society is to protect individuals in the enjoyment of those absolute rights, which were vested in them by the immutable laws of nature.”
— William Blackstone, Authority on English Law
“All men are born equally free,” and possess “certain inherent natural rights, of which they cannot, by any compact, deprive or divest their posterity.”
— George Mason, Father of the Bill of Rights
“To this manly spirit, posterity will be indebted for the possession, and the world for the example, of the numerous innovations displayed on the American theatre,
in favor of private rights and public happiness.”
— James Madison, Father of the Constitution
“Nothing then is unchangeable but the inherent and unalienable rights of man.”
— Thomas Jefferson, Author of the Declaration of Independence
“Among the natural rights of the colonists are these: First a right to life, secondly to liberty, thirdly to property; together with the right to defend them in the best manner they can.”
— The Rights of the Colonists, by Samuel Adams; American Statesman, Patriot, and Founding Father
“The public good is in nothing more essentially interested, than in the protection of every individual’s private rights.”
— William Blackstone, Authority on English Law
“The principle view of human law is, or ought always to be, to explain, protect, and enforce such rights as are absolute.”
— William Blackstone
For centuries mankind has had rulers and many of them have been tyrants .
The loss of life in the pusuit of happiness is astounding.
Certain rights may be temporarily or permanently suspended through a court trial, or due process.
If someone has committed a theft, for example, he may be found guilty by a jury of his peers, incarcerated, and thus lose a great deal of his personal freedom for a certain period of time.
He may also be forced to turn over some of his property to settle the related fine or to pay restitution.
In the most extreme criminal cases, such as capital murder, the accused may forfeit his right to life.
In a state of nature, Man’s natural liberties are very insecure.
Threats that range anywhere from dangerous predatory animals to natural disasters, harsh weather and climate, disease, and immoral thieving men.
By comparison, a tyrannical king seems to make a little more sense.
In discussing the insecurity of Natural Rights, John Locke wrote:
If man in the state of Nature be so free as has been said, if he be absolute lord of his own person and possessions, equal to the greatest and subject to nobody, why will he part with his freedom, this empire, and subject himself to the dominion and control of any other power?
To which it is obvious to answer, that though in the state of Nature he hath such a right, yet the enjoyment of it is very uncertain and constantly exposed to the invasion of others; for all being kings as much as he, every man his equal, and the greater part no strict observers of equity and justice, the enjoyment of the property he has in this state is very unsafe, very insecure.
Its for this reason mankind vests their Rights in the heavens above with God so no man can reach them to remove them thus making them unalienable.
However to be free, is full of fears and continual dangers; and it is not without reason that he seeks out and is willing to join in society with others who are already united, or have a mind to unite for the mutual preservation of their lives, liberties, and estates, which I call by the general name – property.
One cannot be free if bound in chains.
Threats and safeguards.
A number of safeguards are built into systems of government to protect our rights whether or not someone would classify them as “unalienable”.
The Bill of Rights
Jury trials (Petit Juries)
The right to petition for redress of grievances.
The right to demonstrate against the government.
The right to publish critiques of the government.
The right to petition a grand jury to indict officials.
Constitutional checks and balances between the various branches of government.
Limitation on Enumerated Powers (plus the power to remove the elected leader).
The right to appeal executive or agency. actions and lower court decisions to a higher court.
The right to place referenda or citizen. originated questions on the ballot.
The right to abolish the government and start over.
“Human rights” is often used interchangeably with the term “unalienable rights.”
The difference between these two concepts, however, is that unalienable rights are those authored by God.
They are thus both irrevocable and nearly unlimited in scope.
Man’s role is simply to discover and protect them.
The common idea stems from the belief that the rights are inherent in all mankind.
People from across the spectrum of political thought can protect these rights whether they believe in God or moral philosophy.
The fundamental challenge is the difficulty to assert a right in a government or society that denies its existence.
So, if a member of a society wants a new right recognized, a local political or legal process is involved.
But if there were a universally recognized set of unalienable or human rights, then that person could argue that the universal right should apply in all societies.
In the 20th century, secular concepts of human rights proliferated:
the Universal Declaration of Human Rights; the American Convention on Human Rights; the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights; the European Convention of Human Rights; various United Nations conferences’ declarations on the environment, economic development, AIDS, and other topics; and the Geneva Conventions and their additional protocols.
The most well-known example of human rights is the United Nations 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights or UDHR.
This document contains thirty articles listing about fifty rights authored and approved by the UN under the leadership of Eleanor Roosevelt, among others.
At the time the UN Declaration was ratified by its members, it was hailed by Americans as a major advancement in the cause of liberty.
The Conventions of a number of the States having at the time of their adopting the Constitution, expressed a desire, in order to prevent misconstruction or abuse of its powers, that further declaratory and restrictive clauses should be added: And as extending the ground of public confidence in the Government, will best insure the beneficent ends of its institution.”
— Preamble to the Bill of Rights
(NOTE: This means the Bill of Rights is not a grant of rights, but a prohibition against government infringement.
It also means the Bill of Rights takes precedence over the main body of the Constitution.)
“The right of the individual against the State has ever been one of our most cherished political principles.
The American Constitution has set down for all men to see the essentially Christian and American principle that there are certain rights held by every man which no government and no majority, however powerful, can deny.
Conceived in Grecian thought, strengthened by Christian morality, and stamped indelibly into American political philosophy, the right of the individual against the State is the keystone of our Constitution.
Each man is free.”
— President John F. Kennedy
“All men are made in the image of God; all men are brothers; all men are created equal; every man is heir to a legacy of dignity and worth; every man has rights that are neither conferred by nor derived from the state, they are God-given.”
— Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
“Freedom is one of the deepest and noblest aspirations of the human spirit. People, worldwide, hunger for the right of self-determination, [and] for those inalienable rights that make for human dignity and progress.”
— President Ronald Reagan
“One’s right to life, liberty, and property, to free speech, a free press, freedom of worship and assembly, and other fundamental rights may not be submitted to vote; they depend on the outcome of no elections.”
— U.S. Supreme Court Justice Robert H. Jackson
“As drafters of our Bill of Rights, the Framers inscribed the principles that control today. Any deviation from their intentions frustrates the permanence of that Charter…”
— Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court William Rehnquist
An exhaustive list of the unalienable rights possessed by man would probably fill several volumes.
However, at a minimum they include the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
In general, the courts have not decided which rights are unalienable and which are not.
Nonetheless, some philosophers have identified the following items, derived from the American Bill of Rights, as expanding on these themes:
To act in self-defense (personal, family, innocents, nation).
To own and carry weapons for self-defense and for ensuring that the nation remains free.
To own and control private property (land, money, personal items, intellectual property, etc.)
To earn a living and keep the fruit of one’s labor.
To freely migrate within the country or to leave the country.To worship—or not worship—God in the manner one chooses.
To associate with—or disassociate from—any person or group.
To express any idea through print, voice, banner, or other media.
To be secure in one’s home, papers, and person against unwarranted searches and seizures (privacy).
To be advised of the charges, in the event of arrest.
To have a judge determine if the accused should be held for trial or for punishment.
To be tried by a jury of one’s peers and face one’s accuser, in the event of being charged with a crime.To be tried by a jury of one’s peers, in the event of a suit in which the disputed amount is substantive.
To suffer no cruel or unusual punishment.
To establish, monitor, control, and petition our servant government to help secure the above rights.
To abolish said government, when it becomes destructive of these rights.
In simple terms our unalienable rights are.
The right to live ones life on the path of ones own choosing ,to govern thyself through ones own self determination and individual autonomy for we are all sovereign in our own right.
Unless we cause harm to people or property these rights can never be removed from us lawfully and require unnatural unlawful force to remove them.
The bible kjb and the key foundation of many societies on earth states.
If we follow Gods commandments and wish good will to all men and be good and kind we fulfill the law.
That a good man not fear the powers that be for there is no higher power than God.
It is self evident that today our Fundamental Unalienable rights are being assaulted on many fronts and the only way we can right these wrongs is if we act as one to demand them.
Our Rights are important and must be protected at all cost for future generations to come.
Here is a small list of those rights.