All human beings have rights. These can be classified as “Human, or Civil”.
- Human rights are those to which every and all human being(s) is entitled regardless of Nationality, Race, Color, or Belief. These rights include the right to Life, Liberty, and Dignity, the right to marry and found a family, the right to acquire and own property, the right to shelter, and the right to work and earn a living,
- Civil Rights are those rights which are necessary to provide good governance of the Nation (extended family). These rights include the right to choose and hold accountable our government. The right of free assembly to campaign for change, freedom of speech and the right to criticise or protest against our government’s actions. and the right to freedom of opinion and religious belief,
These rights however come with a grave responsibility, No human being or government can claim these rights for themselves while at the same time denying these rights to others.
And in their search for wealth and power many people (often aided and abetted by government) ignore those fundamental rights and turn a blind eye to the hardship caused by their agents and the unscrupulous means used in the accumulation of wealth and power in their names. The use by politicians of terms such as “Collective Responsibility” and by speculators of devices such as “Stock Markets, Pension Funds and Wealth Managers” allows them to distance themselves from the consequences of the immoral actions and ignore the hardship (including child slavery) caused by their actions.
Protecting Human Rights:
The very best form of protection of human and civil rights is to be found in societies which enshrine these rights in a written Constitution which can only be amended or suspended with the consent of the majority of citizens expressed through a ballot (referendum) Such a Constitution should be permanently protected by a Court of law which is independent of political influence. with severe penalties for those who attempt to subvert those basic laws.