Saturday, August 16, 2008

Freedom In Our Time

This series of posts is a direct response to not only the sad state of politics in Canada but also the sad state of the State of Canada. The sorry excuse for freedom in Canada stems (as all the problems of nations do) from the documents on which it is founded.

Therefore my first, and the most important step on the path to true freedom for all Canadians is the vivisection, destruction and abolition of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

First off, let’s look at the premises implicit in the name of that wrong headed document.

The "Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms"… Were the creators of this document trying to tell us that Rights and Freedoms are separate issues? Is it possible to have one without the other? Can one experience freedom without having rights or only having some rights? Or could rights somehow be respected by a tyrannical state in which freedom is restrained? The answer to each question is of course an emphatic NO.

When, as in the CCRF we talk of freedoms and equate them with rights we are buying into the modern liberal package-deal that says the freedoms we have and enjoy are of equal value to our rights. As a matter of fact if you look up “fundamental rights” you get a list of rights including such things as “the right to marry”, or “the right to procreate”. Obviously we (globally) have lost sight of what true rights are.

There are really only 3 universal human rights. They are the right to life, the right to liberty and the right to property.

You might notice that the right to pursue happiness is not listed, with all deference to the framers of the Constitution of the United States that is really not a right but a condition achievable only through the full and useful exercise of ones rights.

Similarly equality is not among the rights, not because it is not desirable with regard to equality of race and sex, but because these conditions too are implicit within the rights to life, liberty and property, and the elevation of equality to the status of a right leads to tyranny wherein all real rights are lost, for which 90 years of Russian Communism provides an excellent example.

So what do these rights mean…

Life is the unassailable right for each and every man to live, to take all the actions necessary to support, further and fulfil that life. Implicit within this right is the commandment that no man may initiate the use of force against another.

Liberty is the undeniable fact that all men are guaranteed unrestrained action to live their lives as they see fit. Before anyone raises the red herring of the possibility of a sadistic raping, murdering hedonist, I will direct you to reread the preceding paragraph on the right to life…

Property is the acknowledgement that a man owns, lock stock and barrel all the products of his mind, labour and any acquired property achieved through the efforts of his mind and labour.

These three rights make all of our freedoms possible. There can be no freedom to procreate without the right to life, no equality is possible without the right to liberty and no freedom of expression can be exercised without the right to property.

I encourage you to read the CCRF. Read it with the real rights in mind, read it with a puritanical zeal and tell me if any of thee fabricated pseudo-rights contained in the Charter are not implicit within the real rights.

Now look at the high-minded freedoms contained in the document, the question that comes to mind aught to be, well, why do we bother? Why do we bother to list a string of arbitrary freedoms when all freedom is explicitly contained in three small, concise rights.

Food for thought.

On the whole the CCRF is inconsistent, scatter brained and overworked. It has been misled by the progressive political philosophy that made it, but were it only for that, there might be reason and will to rebuild it, but that is not the case, for there are a couple of truly evil inclusions within it, snuck in under the guise of historical acts of contrition.

I draw your attention to the section entitled “Affirmative Action Programs” in regard to Equality rights which states…

“(2) Subsection (1) does not preclude any law, program or activity that has as its object the amelioration of conditions of disadvantaged individuals or groups including those that are disadvantaged because of race, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, sex, age or mental or physical disability.”

Subsection (1) reads…

“(1) Every individual is equal before and under the law and has the right to the equal protection and equal benefit of the law without discrimination and, in particular, without discrimination based on race, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, sex, age or mental or physical disability.”

Think about it…

This deals with so called equality rights, which as I have illustrated earlier really pertains to the real right of Liberty. Subsection 2 of our right to equality (liberty) is a perversion of the entire concept of rights. Rights by their definition are not capricious; they can not be taken away, renounced or excepted. The millisecond someone, anyone dismisses a right you no longer have any rights.

There can be no valid reason for the dismissal of inalienable rights. The fact that Natives, the disabled, homosexuals, women, Jews, Japanese or geriatrics in this country were treated unfairly in our history is no excuse for totalitarianism.

My rights, everyone’s rights are permanent, unassailable and can not ever be mortgaged off to buy forgiveness for historical, ethnic, cultural, religious or sexual misdeeds occurring now, in history or in the future.

The abomination of manufactured rights, conflicting premises and illiberal progressive doctrine that is the CCRF must be abolished.

Not being one to just harp on a problem, I offer a solution…

The Canadian Charter of Rights.

Canada affirms the following fundamental rights;

Right to Life – Over himself, over his own body and mind, the individual is sovereign. No government shall deny, set down or offer implicit support to any means, method, or moral code by which any person may live, make or rule his own life.

Right to Liberty – All men are guaranteed the freedom to take all the actions required for the support, the furtherance, the fulfilment and the enjoyment of his own life. The only purpose for which power can be rightfully exercised over any person, against his will, is to prevent the initiation of force against others. His own good, either physical or moral, is not sufficient warrant for the use of force. Government shall not initiate force against the individual, and shall not use force against the individual except as prescribed by law in order to protect the rights of others against the initiation of force.

Right to Property - The right of property is among the most important fundamental individual rights and the one which, united with that of personal liberty, has contributed more to the growth of civilization than any other institution established by the human race. Every man is the owner in deed and action of all the products of his mind and labour. Personal property once acquired can not be appropriated by force by any person or government except when said government seizes it according to law as punishment for violation of rights.

Here’s wishing us all… Freedom In Our Time

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