January 8, 2012
Unequal human rights are a function of unequal human value, whereas equal human rights are a function of equal human value. Unequal human value is a function of measurable human value, whereas equal human value is a function of infinite human value. Measurable human value is a derivation of man evolved devoid of God’s image, whereas infinite human value is a derivation of man created in the image of God. Thus, as Thomas Jefferson said, liberty is the gift of God because rightful human liberty is a function of equal human rights derived from infinite God-given human value.
“God who gave us life gave us liberty. Can the liberties of a nation be secure when we have removed a conviction that these liberties are the gift of God?” –Thomas Jefferson
Wrongful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will with no limits, or within limits drawn around us by the inferior rights of others. Tyranny (from the point of view of the tyrant) is unobstructed action according to the tyrant’s will with no limits, or within limits drawn around the tyrant by the inferior rights of others — i.e., tyrants possess wrongful liberty “to do as they please with other men, and the product of other men’s labor.” Tyranny (from the point of view of a serf) is obstructed action according to someone else’s will (the tyrant’s will) within limits drawn around us by the superior rights of others (superior rights of the tyrant and his cronies).
Envision 1,000 people moving three-dimensionally in the Superdome. Each person is a unique individual, yet each is naturally surrounded by an equally protective bubble — equally protected in their life and labored-for property. Under equal rights, each individual possesses maximum freedom of activity — maximum human liberty — maximum “unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others.” As soon as any group unjustly possess superior rights, they become surrounded by larger protective bubbles, which, out of geometric necessity, unjustly reduces the freedom of activity — the liberty — of everyone else. Imagine a king or prince, a bishop or imam, or the socialist Pigs of Animal Farm — “superior people” — surrounded by bubbles tens or hundreds or thousands of times larger than those of the “little people.” The inferior creatures have restricted liberty; their activity is obstructed within limits drawn around them by the superior rights of others.
“To unequal privileges among members of the same society the spirit of our nation is, with one accord, adverse.” –Thomas Jefferson
Socialist government-given human privileges are frequently reversible and unequally parceled out to classes of people — who are then unnaturally pitted against each other in “class struggle.” God-given human rights are inherently equal and unalienable for all people. The socialist argument is that a small group of special people possess superior rights protected by superiority before law. The people constituting socialist government, and their cronies — not each and every individual — are in effect are the ones made in the image of God. The socialist ruling class attains this commanding position via excessive collectivization of the people’s property — which enables the ruling class “to do as they please with other men, and the product of other men’s labor.”
“We the People” have endowed a small group of other people — the people constituting government with temporary privileges required for their task — to secure our equal rights. The people of government must not possess superior rights — because superior rights for any group violates the right to liberty of everyone else. The rest of us are thereby obstructed in our action within limits drawn around us by the superior rights of others. Superior rights for any group of people is the definition of tyranny. If the people of government possess superior rights protected arbitrarily by superior law, then the American Revolution is reduced to an empire of men and not of laws. We would have the opposite of a constitutional republic, which, as John Adams noted, is “an empire of laws, and not of men.”
As things now stand, the United States no longer functions as an equal rights-securing constitutional republic because the president and executive branch, Congress, and the Supreme Court function under separate arbitrary law which renders superior rights to them and their cronies. What we now have is a self-serving ruling class, the members of which, like the Pigs of George Orwell’s Animal Farm, are “more equal than others.” As with the kings and princes of medieval European feudalism, a new ruling class is evolving in the United States, and because of their superior rights and superiority before law, they are becoming agents of socialist tyranny. This new ruling group comprises a special class in legal possession of wrongful liberty “to do as they please with other men, and the product of other men’s labor.”
“With some the word liberty may mean for each man to do as he pleases with himself, and the product of his labor; while with others, the same word may mean for some men to do as they please with other men, and the product of other men’s labor. Here are two, not only different, but incompatible things, called by the same name — liberty. And it follows that each of the things is, by the respective parties, called by two different and incompatible names —liberty and tyranny.” –Abraham Lincoln
This new American tyranny must be opposed at all levels by every American who still believes in the sacredness of equal human rights and equality before law — and therefore the sacredness of rightful human liberty. We must oppose the new American ruling class through the electoral process, but it may be too late for elections to prevent a “socialist utopia” in America. Too many Americans are dependent on federal government for their incomes, so they will cast their votes for an un-Declarational, un-constitutional federal government. They will rob the laboring middle class. This is a corrupted electoral process referred to by Karl Marx as “winning the battle of democracy.”
“When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half get the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friend, is about the end of any nation.” –Dr. Adrian Rogers
We are now at this tipping point in America, where half of the people are in economic class struggle against the other half — where a socialist government is supported by half the people and so controls both halves. We now have a socialist government which stands astride the American people, “booted and spurred,” ready to ride us.
“A government that had been supported by the people and so controlled by the people became one that supported the people and so controlled them.” –Garet Garrett
In addition to electoral victories, defeat of America’s new socialist ruling class will likely require the power of state governments, acting in concert, to nullify un-Declarational, un-constitutional, equal rights-destroying, liberty-destroying federal laws and regulations. Ultimately, there will be a need for states to amend our Constitution with pro-Declarational, anti-socialist law. This will reestablish our sacred equal rights and equality before law — and thereby re-establish rightful, sacred, human liberty.