What are "HUMAN RIGHTS"; what rights do we each or all have, anyway?
Albert Jay Nock, Memoirs of a Superfluous Man, warns:
The State is everything, the individual, nothing.The individual has no rights that the State is bound to respect; no rights at all, in fact, except those that the State may choose to give him, subject to revocation at its own pleasure, with or without notice.I know that the criminal justice system purports that the 5th Amendment is a right, part of the Bill of Rights, yet,it purposely/intentionally violates this supposed right in our courts everyday; indeed, 98% or more of criminal cases are adjudicated per the Plea Bargain--which compels a witness to self-incriminate (violating the 5th), abrogating Due Process.
From a book I am reading now, Neither Liberty nor Safety, Robert Higgs writes:
H. L. Mencken famously said that "every man is ashamed of the government he lives under." By now however, I am no longer ashamed because I do not identify with the government under which I live. Rather I view it as a criminal organization that without provocation has chosen to make war on my just rights--not only mine, of course, but everyone's. Although this vile enterprise is my problem, because it robs and bullies me relentlessly and without mercy,
[This government] is not my responsibility: the nail is not the hammer. I did not ask for it and I do not want it. I fervently desire that it would simply disappear without a trace, leaving individuals free to conduct their affairs by means of voluntary cooperation, free of its incessant, gratuitous threats of force and violence against [innocent] people, and free of the ceaseless, insulting drumbeat of its moronic propaganda.