Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Rights--what rights?

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.    

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