There is a natural comfort in the ancient truths when modern words fall short.
Our Forefathers instilled in America’s Declaration of Independence three important rights, unalienable rights to be protected by our government; Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of happiness. In other words, our government should pass laws, use taxes and build armies only to the extent of them protecting life, allowing our liberty and to advance all people’s pursuit of happiness.
Are these inalienable rights still the focus of our political fiduciaries?
This question is very valid since many civic groups no longer believe that life is precious nor that it deserves to be protected. These groups skirt the true right by creating interesting names to alternate “rights”; reproductive rights or pro-choice. Our Founding Fathers never imagined their country’s government would intentionally support abortion or euthanasia yet many today would gladly vote to abolish the true right to life in return for the support of their fake concern for welfare of others.
What protections did they imagine would flow from the right to Liberty?
The right of liberty was added so as to ingrain the need for personal choice and the support of the human condition of free will. These pioneers of forward thinkers had just left a very oppressive environment in England. They did not want the new government to infringe in their religious beliefs or their personal decisions when it came to the protection of their family. Liberty also encompassed the power to select their future political representatives fairly in a republic format. No longer would they be tied to one leader for life; they envisioned a Country led by one of their own, an ever-changing servant leader.
Do Americans still believe they have the right to pursue happiness?
This is a tough question to answer not because the other two are less important but because, I believe, that this one is the most misunderstood of the three. I also agree with Rob Oliver who said, “the only way for us to successfully get the pursuit of happiness is to seek and find the happiness of the pursuit.” When we no longer find happiness in the pursuit, “of the truth” we naturally lose the desire for the happiness we were all created to seek.
This gets to the heart of the three rights borne of truth. The Founding Fathers would have never agreed to a government that allowed people autonomous freedoms based solely on happiness. Just because a person may find happiness in their ability to kill someone to cover up an embarrassing indiscretion it does not mean that the government should step aside and make no efforts to hinder that person’s happiness. Instead, the Founders meant that it is the right of the people to be able to pursue their goals, dreams and ambitions as long as it does not infringe on the rights of another. We all have these same rights, regardless of our race, age, gender or financial worth.
We should never forget that, what is right is always the true for all people, yet we live in a world that no longer understands or cares about these ancient truths. Our hubris has created a selfish culture.
We must realize that our individual truths of today is self-created. This means that when I am perceived to act on doing what’s right on a solely selfish vision of the truth, I am likely not focused on the real truth. What too many don’t grasp is that the real truth is never selfish because all truths apply equally to each of us. The Founders understood this greater truth, Power is in a shared consistency.
Anthony “Tony” Boquet, the author of “The Bloodline of Wisdom, The Awakening of a Modern Solutionary”
If this is my last post, I want all to know there was only one purpose for all that I have written; to have made a positive difference in the lives of others.