OR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT?
By Michael Shaw
July 29, 2008
Liberty or Sustainable Development?
theory boils down to some very simple principles. In answering the question
of who decides the terms of a person’s life - there are two answers
– the individual.
- or agents of force, either criminals or the state.
The political contrast is evident when we compare the founding documents of the United States of America with the founding documents of the United Nations.
In America’s case, the governmental premise is based on the ideal of self-governance which leads to individual liberty and which is predicated on the idea of unalienable rights including the right to the reasonable use of one’s property. The right to property secures the right of liberty which in turn secures for all a life as a human being. These rights are inherent to our nature and are imbued by our creator. They cannot be stripped away – even by the force of government. Legitimate government exists to protect these rights.
The United Nation’s premise is quite different. Article 29 Sec 3 of the United Nations declaration of Human Rights proclaims “Rights and freedoms may in no case be exercised contrary to the purposes and principles of the United Nations”. The United Nations and the men behind its mantle are the ultimate power for determining your rights. The UN model is global state collectivism. It will lead to tyranny because the idea of human rights, or animal rights for that matter, are rights granted by a narrow group of men. These “grants” can be withdrawn by men. Rights can be selectively granted for some men and not for other men. What comes can go because an ‘elite’ makes the decisions for all.
Sustainable Developers use concepts that they intend to use to override your natural right to life, liberty and property. They have labeled these concepts:
Social Equity or social justice. This means using the law to reengineer
• A “new” Economic system - so called Public-private partnerships,
• ‘Environmental justice’. Devaluing man to the level of animals and plants.
These are the Sustainable Developer’s so-called “three E’s.”
The modern war on liberty fosters confusion in our schools regarding the nature of what is a moral government. It uses divide and conquer tactics by separating people into groups under the principle of social justice. It creates dependency via an emerging global corporate socialism based on public-private partnerships.
Liberty! or Sustainable Development is a 13 Chapter serial adaptation of the transcript of Michael Shaw’s opening speech from the video: Liberty or Sustainable Development. Michael Shaw is President of Freedom Advocates.org. He can be reached at [email protected].
Prior chapters in this series include:
1 – Understanding Liberty
Chapter 2 – The Decay of Liberty – An Illustration
Chapter 3 – Defining Sustainable Development
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