My Rights!Submitted by The Pen on Thu, 07/25/2013 - 13:03
My rights come from my capacity to declare them! My capacity to declare such rights as life and liberty come from the innateness of survival and the yearning to survive in a peaceful environment. My innateness of survival and yearning to survive in a peaceful environment are derived from consciousness - I do not need to employ or worship or plead with deities in order to understand that I am consciousness or that my capacity for consciousness is self-evident by my awareness of it.
My rights are declared by my mind and mouth and spirit...the implication of this post is demonstrate that my rights by mind, mouth and spirit are declared by a power or being responsible for consciousness, which if true defeats the entire purpose of consciousness itself. If consciousness was simply created for me as a spiritual being to realize my innateness for life and liberty then it is a manufactured event and trite in it's endeavor. I am not manufactured! I refuse to believe that my rights are completely realized by my conformity and submission to the idea that someone or something made them so. If they are in fact made, then they can in fact be taken away and I disavow that premise, God or not.
If we as lovers of liberty declare on one hand that rights are not granted by governmental bodies and regimes, how can we on the other say that they are granted by "God"? Regardless of who is the grantor of my rights, it all comes back to the same principle and that is if rights are granted and bestowed upon us they can be taken away. I would like to think that at some point we as evolving, spiritual beings would begin to realize the contradiction of this and the terminology by which we are lured into accepting rights as granted from one authority over another.