06/14/2012 09:13

Declaration of Rights & Responsibilities

Declaration of Rights & Responsibilities


As the American Declaration of Independence clearly states, when in the
course of human events it becomes necessary for people to band together
and collectively declare their rights and responsibilities to which the laws of
nature and nature’s God entitle and bind them, a decent respect to the
opinions of mankind requires that they should disclose the causes which
impel them to such.


Therefore let us declare that we still hold these truths to be self-evident that
all men are created equal and are endowed by our creator with certain
inalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of
happiness. But with those rights come responsibilities.


In order to continually experience life, liberty and happiness as promised,
nature’s God demands obedience to His law to protect those rights. This is
where we have fallen short and therefore, in order not to lose the blessings of
freedom, the people of the world must turn from the sole focus on rights, and
recognize the inherent and required responsibilities that we have.
Among the responsibilities to which we must adhere to maintain our God
given rights are honor, courage and vigilance.

Over time, we believe that these basic human responsibilities have been
trampled, and replaced with degradation, fear and apathy.
But when a long train of abuses of the people and conscience by the media
and by other segments of society, pursuing the same path of reducing them
to ridicule, scorn and even sub-human status, it is their right, it is their
DUTY, to peacefully, but vehemently take a stand.
Men want to be king, and the more we concentrate on our rights and the
more we are told not to worry about our responsibilities, the more we lose
our rights.


Just as physics show, for every action there’s an equal and opposite reaction.
The time has come to declare that at least for the western world human
rights are generally accepted and moving in the right direction however a
new movement is required a movement of human responsibility.
The media, politicians and large institutions both academic and political
have been lying to us, and we must demand the truth be told.
With that demand, comes the responsibility that we tell the truth first, in
ourselves. Too many of us delegate our responsibility to the media…and too
many believe there is no personal responsibility at all.


Political correctness has polluted our language and clouds our every
discussion.
What was once accepted as good and right, is now considered bad and evil,
and that which was bad and evil is now presented to the world as good and
decent.
Opposing thoughts or opinions are referred to as crazy, insane, non-factual
and utterly without merit. Furthermore, we are told, they should not even be
heard.


Now, the time has come to take a stand by exhibiting the traits – honor,
courage and vigilance.

What is honor? It is being honest in all of our dealings. It is showing loyalty
and fairness, and being a beacon of integrity in all our beliefs and actions. It
is showing respect for others.

Ruth honored Naomi when she told her that she would not leave her. That
she would go wherever Naomi went, that she would live where Naomi lived
and die where Naomi died. Her God would be Naomi’s God.


Courage is the ability to face danger, criticism or scorn – not without fear,
but while overcoming fear to deal with that which comes our way.
When no one else in the Kingdom wanted to face the mighty giant, Goliath,
young David was willing. David must have felt fear at the sight of his foe,
but overcame it, and courageously vanquished his enemy.


Vigilance is being watchful for all forms of treachery and tyranny, lies and
deceit. The person in the watchtower, waiting all night, suddenly sounding
the alarm that the enemy is coming. The careful observer of the markets and
economies who proclaims to the world, all is not well, there is trouble ahead
and the outspoken critic of the powerful, going against societies’ grain,
warning that all is not as we’re being told. These are the vigilant.


We implore all people to stand with these characteristics – honor, courage
and vigilance.
To that end, we must restore honor in our own lives. Seek after the truth.
Declare right now, that no longer will we simply accept what is told us by
the media or anyone else.
The media has the responsibility to tell the truth, we have the responsibility
to learn it.

Stand with courage, even if it means the end of our jobs, the end of our
positions in life…or even the end of our very lives.
We must have the courage to be peaceful, while recognizing the courage to
defend and respond to threats and/or attacks when necessary.
Turn the other cheek when possible.


We must be vigilant. We must think the unthinkable. The holocaust occurred
because no one could imagine it, but evil never sleeps, and neither must we.
As Edmund Burke said, “all that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good
men to do nothing.” We must DO something. Stand watch. Speak up.
Become involved.


Thus, we the people do hereby declare not only our rights, but do now
establish this bill of responsibilities.


1. Because I have the right to choose, I recognize that I am accountable
to God and have the responsibility to keep the 10 commandments in my
own life.


2. Because I have the right to worship as I choose, I have the
responsibility to honor the right of others to worship as they see fit.

3. Because I have freedom of speech, I have the responsibility to defend
the speech of others, even if I strongly disagree with what they’re
saying.


4. Because I have the right to pursue happiness, I have the responsibility
to show humility and express gratitude for all the blessings I enjoy and
the rights I’ve been given.


5. Because I have the right to honest and good government I will seek
out honest and just representatives when possible. If I cannot find one
then I accept the responsibility to take that place.


6. Because I have the God given right to liberty, I have the personal
responsibility to have the courage to defend others to be secure in their
persons, lives and property.

7. Because I have the right to equal justice, I will stand for those who
are wrongly accused or unjustly blamed.

8. Because I have the right to knowledge, I will be accountable for
myself and my children’s education…to live our lives in such a way that
insures the continuation of truth.


9. Because I have the right to pursue my dreams and keep the fruits of
my labor, I have the responsibility to feed, protect and shelter my
family, the less fortunate, the fatherless, the old and infirm.

10. Because I have a right to the truth, I will not bear false witness nor
will I stand idly by as others do.


Unconditionally, while maintaining my responsibility to compassionately
yet fiercely stand against those things that decay the natural rights of all
men. And for the support of this declaration, and with a firm reliance on the
protection of Divine Providence we mutually pledge to each other our lives,
fortunes and sacred honor.

 

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