Where Do Our Freedoms Come From?
HINT: It’s not from the governments
As many of you know many Americans - and citizens of the world - are confused where freedoms come from.
It seems many think that freedoms come from the government.
The average American - your neighbor or co-worker - seems to think they get as much freedom as the tyrant at the local county counsel meeting will give them.
But if we go back to the United States Declaration of Independence we learn that the founders thought:
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”
There is is clear as day. All men have the right to Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. It’s even unalienable - you can’t sell or give that right away. It’s yours.
Yours because you exist.
And what authority to they state for this. It’s self-evident.
In other words, to the founders, the answer was “Duh people deserve to be free because they exist.”
You are free because the Creator - whoever created you - wanted you to be free.
And the American legal system started on this basis.
Today most Americans don’t know this or understand it.
Your freedom isn’t granted to you by your city, by Tallahassee, Annapolis, Austin or Harrisburg. Your freedom is in you.
And our citizen need to know this and expect nothing less of our government officials.
We were born free. We are free. And no government can just decide to take your freedom away.
Start telling your friends and loved just what the Declaration of Independence says.
It’s more than a couple of words. It’s the basis of our government - and our future.
NOTE: While legal issues are discussed this is education and is not legal advice. It is not a substitute for the advice of an attorney. Please consult your own attorney on your situation and to get legal advice about your circumstances. Courts are unpredictable may disagree with the author’s opinions.
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