Sunday, May 2, 2010

"We Hold These Truths..."

If we don’t allow personal choice, what do we call that?

“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”

Self-evident: meaning what? That it’s obvious? That it’s an observation of reality?

Self-evident is objective observation.

It is a fact that we are endowed by our creator with certain unalienable rights; essentially no legality to impose a lien upon our inherent rights. However, I have some questions regarding this word ‘creator’.

Who decides which creator?

Who defines what the word ‘creator’ means to an individual?
Who decided that there is even a creator to begin with?

Why did one person get to decide for everyone else?

Does the mere question bring about emotion in you? Why is that?

What have you decided for yourself that now everyone else should agree with you?

Where did you get your definition of ‘creator’? Who put it into your head?

If you’ve decided this definition, how do you square with yourself that there are some 2000+ other religions that define creator, not in the same way as you?

Do you find that these people in your mind are simply wrong? What makes them wrong and you right?

Is not self-righteousness that which a person deems right for self?

If it is right for self does it imply that it has to be right for everyone else?

If it is right for everyone else, then they have no say or self-exploration of the topic?

If you have decided the definition of creator for everyone, is this freedom or control of the conscious mind of an individual?

If a man disagrees with your definition of creator, what does that stir within you?
Why is this topic so important?

Why must this topic be part of government? Why must it be part of politics?

I posit to you that until society, especially those in politics, stop defining for others that which they have decided for self, there is no freedom. We will do nothing more than spin our wheels; each feigning their control as freedom.

People want a ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ established so they can stand on a platform of righteousness instead of a platform of freedom; instead of a platform of consent. Why do you think that is?

Is shared suffering the motivation behind those who define life for others and seek control, “if I have to live by these precepts, rules and regulations which I suffer through, then so do you.”

If you do not want to control the definition of ‘creator’ for others, why bring it into politics?

If you “feel” that it is fine for others to believe as they do, then why does it matter how a person defines ‘creator’?

If you uphold free market principles of value leading to choice, why would you care what choice an individual makes?

Why would a person self-inflict victimization upon himself through someone else’s definitions or opinions? Do you not think you have a choice? If you don’t have choice, what do you call that?

Do you seek outside yourself validation and the need for others to agree with you in order to live your life?

“We were founded as a Christian nation”. Yes, and as a slave nation; a nation of discrimination; a nation of suffrage, yet we don’t seem to have issue self-evaluating and self-correction toward freedom in these areas?

What is it that drives within you the need for everyone to agree with you regarding your definition of creator?

Why is it that you seek to control others? And when you cannot control their minds, you want to use government as the weapon to silence the opposition, appear like a victim and avoid personal responsibility?

Why do you claim others want to silence you, but then your behavior seeks to silence your opposition?

If you uphold free market principles; free choice, freedom of the individual, then the individual will decide the value of something and place his self-interest, is that not freedom?

If you decide that government needs to favor your definition of creator; your beliefs of the world; your ownership of the nation, then explain again, how is it you’re different than the other guy who seeks control, just through different means?