The Right To LIFE, Liberty And The Pursuit Of Happiness


September 25, 2013

Before one can have liberty or property or happiness, he or she must have life. It is the greatest of all civil and human rights. It is astonishing that anyone, whether liberal and especially the in vogue hipster self-styled libertarians, doesn’t realize this. The greatest rights violations in America and in many countries is that unborn humans — innocent human life, life that can exist outside the womb, human flesh and blood — continues to be slaughtered by the millions.

Instead of protecting the right of human life to be born, many politicians are more concerned about perceived rights violations, such as having to produce a picture ID to vote or confusing the “right” to associate with the privilege of marriage (ironically, while trying to deny Christians and others the right to associate with like-minded people in campus organizations, for example). If one cannot have liberty without life, forget about happiness.

Photo: Doesn't sound right, does it?

Life: It’s the first right for a reason. (H/T to National Pro-Life Alliance.)

I had a conversation with a neighbor recently who told me she believes in the “right” to abortion despite her Catholic upbringing. She (in another irony, her name is Joie) told me she knows the unborn are humans but because so many abortions are by women in poverty, she “didn’t want to pay for them.” If they are born, she said, they’re going to live a miserable life anyway. After explaining what a fallacy that is, that just as many middle to to upper middle class to wealthy women have abortions, I asked her what percentage of children living in poverty (or adults for that matter) would prefer to have been aborted. Silence. I said it would be probably be the only 100 percent poll ever taken.

After all, there is no right of opportunity escape poverty, as so many famous people have, without life. No life, no wealthy life. There’s no liberty in death, either, much less happiness. Ever met a person who is happy to die? Life is the first right for a reason. It’s about time we set people straight on that.

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4 Responses to “The Right To LIFE, Liberty And The Pursuit Of Happiness”

  1. Alexa says:

    What about the woman who is being made to carry the child? What about her rights? What if this fetus, once born, is gay? Identifies as a non-binary gender? Will you protect their rights then? Fetuses are not sentient until 24 weeks, and before then, it is the mother’s choice. If the child is going to grow up in an impoverished home, an abusive home, without love or care, what then? Will you pay more tax dollars so that child has a place in a group home? Will you pay more so that those group homes where so many children end up are full functioning and non-corrupt? The truth is, we already have enough children without loving homes who need them. Abortion will happen whether it is legal or not- let’s not go back to using coat hangers. I know you don’t agree with my point of view, and I understand, but this is reality. Sentient beings die every day because we don’t have enough room or resources on this planet to sustain all of us. We must put the sentient ones first.

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