Natural Rights

Any right that is a true human right is inherent. Such rights are not granted by government, they are not privileges bestowed by society, or created by documents, therefore such rights cannot be regulated, limited or revoked by any such power. Any supposed authority which seeks to strip a Natural Right from the People is illegitimate, and should be dealt with accordingly.

The Right To Life

Each individual owns their own life. To claim the authority to  control or terminate the life of another is inherently violent. It is a claim of human ownership, and is a fundamental violation of natural rights.

Up until very recently in history the ownership of other humans was explicit. Slaves and vassals were considered the property of their lords and masters; their labor was extracted without compensation; their lives could be taken at any moment, and their freedom was strictly limited.

Modern states exercise these same powers, but they disguise their totalitarian nature by distributing the mechanisms of violence and control through a labyrinth of bureaucracies.The ownership of humans is not acknowledged outwardly, but on every practical level it is very much in force.

Torture,  assassinations, and wars of aggression are the most blatant expressions of contempt of the right to life. These acts demonstrate the perverse belief that the life of another person is theirs to destroy at will. They are the ultimate assertion of human ownership.

The Right to Liberty

Since your life is your own then you are free live as you so choose as long as your actions do not infringe upon the rights of others.

The right to liberty encompasses but is not limited to the freedom of speech, the freedom of assembly and the freedom of thought.

The key to maintaining these freedoms is the understanding that true freedom means allowing others to make choices that we do not agree with.

The Right to Property

That which you produce or acquire through your labor or through voluntary exchange is your property.

Property may only be rightfully transferred through a voluntary, mutual and transparent agreement, therefore to deprive another of their property either by force, the threat of force, or through fraud is theft.  Any person, government or institution which engages in theft, regardless of any official justification put forth, and regardless of any popular support such theft may garner, is morally equal to a common criminal, and has no legitimate claim to authority. 

There is one however, one important caveat regarding the right to property: To copy, imitate or share information is not theft. The use of copyright and patent law to restrict the free flow of information and to prevent the spread of technological innovation has radically stunted human progress. Such laws are antithetical to liberty, and therefore are inherently illegitimate.

The Right to Privacy

The right of the people to be secure against non-consensual searches, seizures, and surveillance of their property or their person shall not be violated. No barriers to travel, employment, healthcare or any other necessary function shall be erected which force citizens to waive their right to privacy. No government or institution shall gather personal information from any individual without their explicit consent, and the right to revoke that consent and to and to order the destruction of any personal data gathered on themselves or their families shall be retained.  Only when formally charged with a specific crime which involves the violation of another person’s natural rights may a citizen’s right to privacy be bypassed.

The Right to a Fair Trial

In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of their peers. All juries shall retain the power to deliver their verdict in accordance with their conscience regardless of any law or statute, and all jury members shall be specifically instructed of this right. No legal context shall be invented or construed which bypasses the right to a civilian trial. Military detention and assassinations of civilians, regardless of the nationality of the accused and regardless of the allegations, are direct violations of this right.

The Right to Self Determination

All people have the right to defend their life, their liberty, their privacy and their property, and the right to self defense is meaningless without the means to do so, therefore, the right to bear arms shall not be infringed.

Over 150 million civilians have been murdered by their own governments in this past century alone. This figure far outstrips the number killed by all international and civil wars during that same time period combined. It should therefore be abundantly clear that the state cannot be trusted with the monopoly on violence.

sources: naturalrightsfoundation, stormcloudsgathering



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