posted on Jul, 17 2008 @ 11:27 PM
Rights. Who has them? Do i? Do you?
Who "gave" you your rights? God? Man?
Who gave man the right to give rights? God? Man?
It can only be inferred that if there are men who grant rights to other men, then some have more rights than others, like the right to tell me what my
How does one gain the right to grant rights to man? By being righteous? ruthless?
Do righteous or ruthless men grant rights to man?
Is a limited set of rights granted to you by men freedom? Is there equality if the right givers tell everyone else what their rights are? How
Have you been read your rights? Miranda rights? Bill of rights?
Innocent until proven guilty? Imprisoned until proven innocent? Rights of innocent men being taken away?
Rights in itself is an illusion. A way to tell you that you're free while defining the limits of your freedom. If you apply logic to the topic of
rights and the issuance thereof, it boils down that to truly have rights you must have no rights. You're not given a set of rights to obey.
For example, i am denied the right, should i even accede to man's law and "own" land, i still am not granted the right by the government to grow my
choice of food. I must grow what they approve or face a severe loss of freedom. Why can't i grow an acre of hemp for food and fiber? Who took
away my right to nature? Hemp was here before man, and will probably be here long after we're gone, but at this moment there's a group of men no
different in flesh and blood from me, or you, or any man, and they decided without consulting you or i that we must abide by their rules and one of
those rules is that i can't grow a plant.
Another rule is that i must pay a fee for a permit to fish or hunt. Do i not have the right to feed myself the way man has since man was if i don't
have the money to pay the fee to the issuing agency? Does that agency have the right to sell me rights? Also, does this mean i can buy rights?
How much does it cost to buy the right to give rights to man?
I have the right to breathe air. I didn't agree to breathe the toxic substances that are being put in my atmosphere. Who has the right to take
away my good air?
And water. The many watershed and aquifer projects have done well to funnel water right into municipal facilities with levees, dams, and storage
reservoirs, and convert the water into a watery chemical soup that i'm just supposed to accept? How much of my water have they trapped in bottles
in warehouses? How many natural rivers and wetlands are gone because water is diverted to the chemical factories for "processing"?
I used to live off the land, i'd dive for fish and shellfish, hunt frogs, and harvest lots of edible plants from nature. The lush reefs i used to
dive are dead, buried under sand from dredges, beer cans and trash. Where i used to hunt on land is gone. I moved, forced out of natural habitat
by the encroachment of civilization. It's still happening. Having a right to feed yourself doesn't matter when the food is gone because some men
decided that they had the right to change the environment.
Also, who has the right to lord over me, except whom i decide to accept as my ruler? I abide by Allah's law, clearly written, and no matter what
man has to say, that supersedes man's law by far, including the men claiming to represent Allah in order to rule over others. I do not accept man
as my lord, and thus am not subjugated to man's rules. This poses a difficult situation because there are a lot of well armed and equipped men out
there who believe, or have issued or received orders to believe that they have the right to rule over this flesh and blood earthling who answers to
Allah alone, and to no representative of, because Allah speaks directly to those who have the ears to listen.
That means that these men whom seek to lord over my flesh and blood become no more than those who seek to remove my god given right. God has given
me the right to self defense (Master Sun has taught the wise how to exercise that right effectively) but defense against a well equipped enemy with a
network of resources to aid in their mission. Who gave them the right to rule me by threat of force? If they shoot at me, i'll still exercise my
right to defense, but i probably won't even come close to victory in conflict, but in order to remain truly free i cannot submit to man's authority
So really, who can even give rights, by giving rights they're being taken away in the first place, by defining freedom you're limiting freedom.
Can freedom be limited and still be freedom?
Just try and prove to me why a man has right to rule you.
I was going to reply to the food and water rights thread, but i thought it would be deviating from topic.