According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, Liberty is defined as: freedom, the power to do as one pleases. : freedom from physical restraint. : freedom from arbitrary or despotic control.
Liberty is more than freedom – Liberty is the ability to think and act with one’s own moral compass, truly a gift from God and therefore a Human Right.
What Are Human Rights? Human rights are rights inherent to all human beings, regardless of race, sex, nationality, ethnicity, language, religion, or any other status. Human rights include the right to life and Liberty, freedom from slavery and torture, freedom of opinion and expression, the right to work and education, and many more. Everyone is entitled to these rights, without discrimination.
As this piece is being drafted, there are millions if not billions of people throughout the world who are being deprived of Liberty. The protests in China and Iran stand out at this time as desperate citizens try to reach the free world through social media to show us what their evil dictatorships and communist governments are doing to the people of these countries.
Chinese officials initiated the highest level of censorship of the protests and ramped up the crackdown on tools used to bypass the nation’s internet control, according to reports, offering a glimpse of how the communist regime responded to the toughest challenges in decades.The Epoch Times, December 2, 2022 – China Activates Emergency Level of Censorship Following Mass Protests, by Dorothy Li
It’s been more than two months since 22-year-old Mahsa Amini, arrested by Iran’s so-called guidance patrol for incorrectly wearing her hijab, died in police custody. The official report blamed her death on heart failure, but eyewitnesses and her family insist that she was so severely beaten that she suffered a fatal brain injury. Since then, protests have raged across Iran despite the brutality of the government’s response. Over 400 people have been killed; an unknown number of journalists and demonstrators have been imprisoned or disappeared. Hundreds have been blinded by rubber bullets and metal pellets fired into crowds of protesters.The Guardian, November 26, 2022 – Why are Americans ignoring the protests in Iran? by Francine Prose
THE SUPPRESSION OF LIBERTY AS A HUMAN RIGHT IS A WORLDWIDE ISSUE
To this day we still have nations that enslave humans.
According to Britannica;
slavery [is a] condition in which one human being was owned by another. A slave was considered by law as property, or chattel, and was deprived of most of the rights ordinarily held by free persons.
The thing most disturbing to this author is how Britannica uses the word “was” as if this is something that is no longer going on in our world today. It’s almost as if they have some kind of agenda to hide the truth, but maybe that is just a conspiracy theory. However, if you haven’t noticed – conspiracy theorists these days seem to be the authors of the spoiler alerts that end up being the headlines of tomorrow. Nonetheless, slavery is still a problem today.
The World Population Review defines slavery properly:
Slavery is a system in which principles of property law are applied to people, enabling individuals to own, buy, and sell other individuals—designated “slaves”—as a form of property. Slaves are unable to withdraw from this arrangement and are typically forced to work for little to no pay.
Also, according to World Population Review, these are the top 10 Countries with the Highest Prevalence of Modern Slavery (by total number of slaves) – Global Slavery Index 2018:
- India – 7,989,000
- China – 3,864,000
- North Korea – 2,640,000
- Nigeria – 1,386,000
- Iran – 1,289,000
- Indonesia – 1,220,000
- Congo (Democratic Republic of) – 1,045,000
- Russia – 794,000
- Philippines – 784,000
- Afghanistan – 749,000
Some of these countries are considered to be “free” and peaceful nations – nations which acknowledge Liberty as a right, albeit with vast differences in their governmental styles. India, having the most slaves, is considered the most populous democracy in the world. While China is considered a republic, unitary, socialist, communist, one-party state. With such diversity in styles of government, one can only conclude that for a nation to be truly free the government must acknowledge Liberty as right and slavery cannot be condoned.
SOCIALISM AND COMMUNISM ARE ANTI-LIBERTY
A socialist or communist form of government can never say Liberty is a right as these governments enslave the people directly through harsh taxes and regulations. To take from the working class that which they have labored to earn by a private agreement between the individual and the employer is just as evil as how modern-day slavery as defined above.
Let’s chat about evil. Socialism on its surface seems like it would be a good idea, like Communist Party USA that supports “people and nature over profits.” However, socialism is the ultimate gaslight – there is no room for individual Liberty when everything is regulated by the government. Without Liberty being recognized as a natural right by the government, no one is truly free.
Socialist and Communist governments enslave their people by regulating how much water and food they get, how much they can profit from their work, and what kind of poison they will be forced to inject. Therefore, any person who supports a socialist or communist form of government is pro-slavery and anti-Liberty.
Now, before all the democratic socialists reading this article get triggered into a frenzy – let us better define why a government without Liberty – a socialist government – can never work.
In a free nation where Liberty rules, if I plant a seed and care for it while it grows and it produces apples – those apples belong to me. If my neighbor wants some of my apples they would be expected to trade me something I want or need that they have produced. However, in a socialist form of government, whether my neighbor or I produced anything ourselves or not, we would get the same amount of apples.
So, eventually the socialist way will never work because someone has to grow the apples. And, why would they? What’s in it for them? They don’t get to choose. Their needs are government guaranteed, so why bother?
KEEP FIGHTING FOR LIBERTY WORLDWIDE
The only way to have a truly free country is to stand up and state it clearly:
Liberty is a Human Right!
Never give up. Together we can free the world and preserve Liberty for generations to come!
Reject all of this Marxist propaganda.
Question everything and tell your children to do the same!