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Value your rights

28 October 2012, 20:34

We are of an age where our predecessors having fought for those rights and spilt blood to obtain them made every effort to ensure we retained them. Warned of the nature of government and why our right to arms for our defence was so important. Clear and precise instructions from the people to government were given.


The English bill of rights, the thoughts and writing of Sir William Blackstone, St George Tucker and the founder of criminology Cesare Beccaria all expressed our rights as clearly as possible.


The US founding fathers in an effort to prevent further bloodshed and suffering took our rights one step further and issued both instructions to government and a warning to us. Do not let your rights be infringed, not under any circumstances. These are your rights look after them.


Governments simply labelled these instructions to government as the supreme law and promoted the belief it was intended to control us and dictate our behaviour for our own good. That the piece of paper our instructions were written on was our rights and gave us these rights. Then proceeded to modify our instructions to suit itself all for our own good.



People are selfish and greedy, happy to see somebody else suffer if they benefit. Easy to manipulate when they think they can gain or are looking for relief from governments failure to do the job it is hired to do. The constitution places restrictions on government not us except if we seek to break our own laws.


All that is needed to remove a right is to allow it to be removed from others. It matters not what the excuse or inducement is. Government and others cannot tell us what is for our own good in order to circumvent our instructions to supposedly punish a few and not ourselves.


The first step is the hardest but once a right has been trivialised by unwarranted subdivision it is no longer a right valued by anyone.


Every single invasion of our rights is a fruitless unjustified law that has not worked as promised by government. As Cesara Bacceria wrote nearly 250 years ago, “The laws of this nature are those which forbid to wear arms, disarming those only who are not disposed to commit the crime which the laws mean to prevent.

Can it be supposed, that those who have the courage to violate the most sacred laws of humanity, and the most important of the code, will respect the less considerable and arbitrary injunctions, the violation of which is so easy, and of so little comparative importance?

Does not the execution of this law deprive the subject of that personal liberty, so dear to mankind and to the wise legislator? and does it not subject the innocent to all the disagreeable circumstances that should only fall on the guilty? It certainly makes the situation of the assaulted worse, and of the assailants better, and rather encourages than prevents murder, as it requires less courage to attack unarmed than armed persons.”~ Of Crimes and punishments, Cesare Bacceria ch40.



Value and protect your rights or lose them. That job cannot be subcontracted to laws or the courts and most definitely not government.

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