Found out by coincidence in a tweet from a Venezuelan source. It is all about the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. I had to laugh knowing how well it is working there and in many other places around the world.

But I specially like Article 3:

Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of person.

 

You damn right we do, Skippy. In this country, Article 3 was defined with the Second Amendment in March 4, 1789.

I am sorry to report that the weapon shown was lost to a tragic air boat accident and it is lost in the Everglades somewhere.

One of the greatest incongruencies you will ever see is people trying to defend both Article 3 and the fact that they surrender it to the State. They do not get that if a right is under the control of a government, stops being a right and becomes a privilege that can be and will be) removed at any time.  They know damn well that history tells us that it will be the State the first one that will violate Article 3, but somehow they still place their trust in it.

Very few counties can celebrate today the true meaning of Article 3 (and some other others too) and that is because we can assure a despotic Government that they do not have a Monopoly of Killing.

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By Miguel.GFZ

Semi-retired like Vito Corleone before the heart attack. Consiglieri to J.Kb and AWA. I lived in a Gun Control Paradise: It sucked and got people killed. I do believe that Freedom scares the political elites.

3 thoughts on “Today is Human Rights Day.”
  1. You can see how much of a farce that document really is by looking near the end:
    “(3) These rights and freedoms may in no case be exercised contrary to the purposes and principles of the United Nations.”
    That’s just like Europe, where you have the right to free speech, provided it is the approved speech. Here they say that this entire charter of “rights” applies only insofar as you use it in conformance with the purposes of the International Club of Evil Dictators.

  2. There’s a good reason for Separation of Powers- you can’t trust any one single group to be honest, moral, and worthy enough to have sole control of a government. So it’s best to spread out the power as much as you can, so one group doesn’t come to dominate all the others.

    The Second Amendment works in a similar way. Power always comes down to pure force, which comes down to arms. If it’s concentrated to just one group, that group will eventually be the ones running things.

    But, if your citizenry also possesses arms, they act as a counterbalance to the force possessed by the government. If needed, they can throw out any potential tyrants, or fight off any potential invaders.

    1. Exactly. Which is why all tyrants and wannabe tyrants start by disarming the people. And why the “Universal Declaration of Human Rights” does not mention the right to keep and bear arms — or even the right to self defense.
      The double goal of ability to deter invaders, and especially deter potential tyrants, was clearly and explicitly articulated many times by the Founding Fathers. It inspired the title of the excellent book “That every man be armed” by Stephen Halbrook.

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