WHAT RIGHT DO YOU HAVE TO BE INDEPENDENT?
March 9, 2014 1 Comment
Do you have a right to be an American? Do you have a right to not be an American? Do you have a right to bind yourself to another nation and reject you membership in the American nation? Since such a thing is inconceivable unless you are very wealthy and facing a death tax of 50%, it’s best we switch nations.
You are North Korean. Do you have a right to not be North Korean? If you wish to defect and become an American, what gives you that right when the “legitimate” government of NPK says that you belong to them and have no right to abrogate their authority over you?
America (and even Cuba) says that you do have that right but NPK says that you don’t. Which one is right?
If you say that NPK is wrong and you do have that right, then where does that right come from? It comes from your right to exercise free will. If you are North Korean, or Islamic, you are viewed as not having the right to exercise free will, -to choose to embrace another people and nation or another faith and deity.
They are owned by the one they are under. They don’t “have” a country or religion; it has them. They are property of it. They are essentially its slave. They are not “Freemen” in any fundamental way, and that is because the right of freedom will does not exist in those systems.
But it not only exists in the Judeo-Christian realm, it is fundamental and foundational to it, and that is why we are so different. We believe that our freedom is based on a fundamental cosmic reality of human life, and that is due to its origin.
We believe that life did not come from non-life. That consciousness does not come from the physical realm but from a much higher realm. That consciousness survives death and returns to the source of life, which is in a spiritual realm inhabited by a supreme intelligence which was the author of human life, -creating mankind with the same nature, -as free and autonomous beings who not only are allowed to exercise free will, but are responsible to do so and responsible for their choices.
If you believe that you are made to be free and have an unalienable right of Liberty and many other things, including the inviolable right of belong to your own family, and people, and society and country, then you are one who embraces the world view on which our nation was founded and on which its founders based our rights and liberties.
But if you believe that government owns you, that you do not have any fundamental rights, including the rights of belonging and expatriation (not belonging by choice) then you believe that attachment and allegiance are not by free choice, and are not by choice at all.
You do not believe that your allegiance to your nation is yours to extend, to offer, to give or not give, but is irrelevant since you have no say in the matter since you have no right of association, of belonging, or to reject and abandon your membership in the nation on whose soil you were born.
If you believe that the location in which you exited your mother’s womb is the sole determinant of your nationality, and you made that exit in the “wrong” place by happenstance of life, then you believe that you do not belong to the people, the society, the country and nation of your parents but would be an alien by nature to everything and everyone other than the natives of the soil where you entered the world.
And why would that be so? Because “that’s the law!” Such a determinant is not natural, is not organic, is not humane, but is contrived and artificial, -created by the minds of men who invade, inhabit, and claim land as their own and then put an invisible fence around it with the self-asserted proclamation that nobody not born inside of it is allowed to be a member, -except by a special allowance provided by their rules.
That is what law-based national membership is; based on laws making borders god over the issue of who and what you belong to. Blood connection? irrelevant! Parentage? irrelevant! Birth-Right Inheritance? irrelevant! Descent? irrelevant! Natural Right of belonging? irrelevant!
Law based on borders? God! Invisible boundaries? Almighty! Laws based on a doctrine of human ownership? Preeminent! National membership consignment by arbitrary choice of government? Inviolable! Life-long, inescapable nationality with (as was once the case with marriage) no right of divorce from your country, ever? Absolutely! -with the matter totally up to the will of the government, -not the bonds of nature.
Natural Rights don’t exist. All Rights are the Government’s to give or not give. The free will of individuals is not allowed. All are members of the hive. All members will do their duty and do it happily. Now smile for the camera,… -if you know what’s good for you.
by Adrien Nash March 2014