International Human Rights Day

December 10th, 2008 will mark the 60th birthday of the United Nations Declaration Of Human Rights (DHR) and kick off a year long propaganda campaign pressing its agenda. The document has 30 articles which purport to catalog the rights that every human has. Most of those rights are what can be called positive rights, things that a person can demand someone provide for them. By contrast, negative rights are the ones that we, as Americans, are most familiar with. They include the rights to life, liberty and property. They say that nobody has a right to take the life, the liberty or the property of any individual without his consent.

The DHR is riddled with inconsistencies and inner conflicts. It begins by saying that all of the listed rights are inalienable. The normal view of “inalienable” means “cannot be alienated” by anyone, including government. The DHR ends with articles describing the circumstances where the stated inalienable rights can be alienated by the United Nations or member governments. Rights are given and rights are taken away. The term “inalienable” in the introduction is an outright fraud.

Many positive rights are granted under the DHR, such as the right to food, water, shelter, education and so forth. Negative rights, such as the right to own property without confiscation, are also granted. Whenever you grant positive and negative rights together, there is an insoluble problem. In order to provide anything to anybody, it must first be taken from someone else. In order to take it from someone else, their property rights must necessarily be violated. The donor has no rights in the confiscated property. Inalienable property rights are a fraud under the DHR.

Compulsory education under the Declaration is to be directed at socializing our children, making good subjects of international government and furthering the activities of the United Nations. The silly notion of educating our children to help them to be more productive and prosperous never occurs to the writers of the DHR. Education under DHR is a fraud.

Article 29 (1) says that “Everyone has duties to the community in which alone the free and full development of his personality is possible.” This manifests itself in calls for compulsory community service for all citizens. There is discussion of that very thing in America today. If a person is compelled to do service against his or her will by anyone, including politicians and bureaucrats, that is a form of slavery or involuntary servitude. It is in direct conflict with article 4 of the DHR: “No one shall be held in slavery or servitude…” Freedom doesn’t exist under DHR.

Article 30 ends the list. It says that “Nothing in the Declaration may be interpreted as implying for any State, group or person any right to engage in activity or to perform any act aimed at the destruction of any of the rights and freedoms set forth herein.” The net effect of that statement is that, if anyone tries to roll back government interference, to limit welfare, unemployment, social security or any other government program, they are guilty of humanitarian crimes under the Declaration. Their rights are not protected. They have no rights, under the DHR, to speak or write about the abolition of those programs, belong to organizations that promote their abolition or take part in rallies or hold seminars that speak out against them.

The bottom line is that the Declaration Of Human Rights is not a statement of inalienable rights, in any sense of the word. It is, rather, a comprehensive manifesto, aimed at promoting world socialism under the United Nations. The U.N. was founded on the idea that national sovereignty is an outdated notion and that an international government is needed to enforce peace and to provide for equitable distribution of the world’s wealth.

Article 22. “Everyone, as a member of society, has the right to social security and is entitled to realization, through national effort and international cooperation, and in accordance with the organization and resources of each state, of the economic, social and cultural rights indispensable for his dignity and the free development of his personality.” As Karl Marx, the father of communism, said, “From each according to his ability, to each according to his need.”

The DHR is the socialist manifesto. This December 10th and for the whole year, people interested in maintaining free societies need to counter the United Nations propaganda with information on the reality of the document and the world socialist agenda of the United Nations.

2 comments to International Human Rights Day

  • Consider looking at the “real world” Index of Economic Freedom around the world and see where the US ranks. (www.heritage.org)

  • Hi Stephan,

    You are right. It is ironic that the only country who’s very foundation was freedom is not the most free.

    The problem is that American politicians are buying into the program at the expense of freedom in this country. That is the point. The entire program needs to be emphatically repudiated. People who say they support freedom and inalienble rights should be embarassed if they support the declaration.

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