This week, I have been reading, yet again, another book for my government course called The Freedom Philosophy. This is mostly a compilation of different people’s writings on why liberty has been a forgotten concept. People have been trained to think security is more important than their own human rights, and the only place to get this is, guess who, the government. Now, the assignment given this week regarding this asks: “Is the state the source of human rights?”

There is no question that this is not so. As much as the government wants people to believe this, the answer is still, and will eternally be, no. Want to know why? First, let’s go over what the state was supposed to do from the beginning. The state was originally a for of security, yes, but it was supposed to secure peoples rights. “And among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” Remember that D.C.?

The government was never the creator of these rights, they were the defenders of them. Now, they are the eliminators of rights. Little by little, the government has been plucking them from our pockets like thieves, and then indoctrinating people to believe they provide rights. There is only one who has the power over them. That is God. From the very beginning, He was the one who gave us the right to property, right to speech, right to freedom, and the right to creativity. No one else on Earth has the authority to take them away from us.

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