“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed….” (Declaration of Independence).
Can it be anymore clear than it is in our original Founding Document? We have certain unalienable rights, including the rights to unimpeded Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.
Notice that there are no caveats with Life and Liberty, they are absolute. As for Happiness? Well, that is not absolute but our pursuit of it is. Whether we attain it, or not, is on us.
And what is the place of government in all this? To Secure These Rights, not to do everything it can to impede my right to life, liberty, and to pursue happiness as I see fit.
Where in the Declaration or the Constitution is the State given the authority to control my medical decisions? Where does the Rule of Law give the State the authority to shutter my legal business, shutter the churches, and demand that young children vaccinate to participate in society?
Is there any redress to be sought from this tyrannical, unconstitutional usurpation of our natural rights?
“That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.” (Declaration of Independence).
There it is, Happiness.
At the least, we need new political parties that put forth candidates that have read and understand our Founding Documents. This whole idea that seems to have taken hold of our politicians that if something seems good, or gives a good feeling to some segment of society, that is enough to make it law. Most of it, rather than being in line with the dictates of our Constitution are outright abrogations of our rights as Americans.
In the absence of walking away from the current political parties and forming new constitutionally-based parties, there is the option to… well, you know the thing.
You think I got it wrong? Go ahead then… Change My Mind!