Friday, October 9, 2009

Serfdom - January 21, 2009

In his inaugural speech, President Obama spoke of duty and the price and rewards of citizenship, both contrary to the principles enshrined in the Declaration of Independence.

Duty is an unchosen obligation – a free man chooses his responsibilities.

An individual owns his own life – it does not belong to the state. The only obligation of a free man is to respect the equal rights of others – he does not have to pay a price to be allowed to live.


Ilyn Ross said...

A right is an action that can be exercised without anyone's permission, limited only by the equal right of others.

Jay said...

A Duty is exactly that, the price of freedom. It is an obligation to protect that which protects your rights.

Ilyn Ross said...

I disagree that duty is the price of freedom. This is precisely what tyrants would say to infringe freedoms. Tyrants would use this to justify instituting a military draft.

People have the right to choose slavery. Free men do not have a duty to free willing slaves.

Ilyn Ross said...

Lincoln–The Eternal Struggle

It is the eternal struggle between these two principles — right and wrong — throughout the world. They are the two principles that have stood face to face from the beginning of time; and will ever continue to struggle. The one is the common right of humanity, and the other the divine right of kings. It is the same principle in whatever shape it develops itself. It is the same spirit that says, “You toil and work and earn bread, and I’ll eat it.” No matter in what shape it comes, whether from the mouth of a king who seeks to bestride the people of his own nation and live by the fruit of their labor, or from one race of men as an apology for enslaving another race, it is the same tyrannical principle.

–Abraham Lincoln, Seventh and Last Joint Debate with Steven Douglas, held at Alton, Illinois, Oct. 15, 1858.

Ilyn Ross said...

Obama genuflects to the kind of King George III, who obtruded slavery on the American colonies. Obama bows to one having the title described by George Washington as "Abhorrent!". Obama kowtows to one who reigns over a rightless people, WHERE WOMEN ARE TREATED AS NON-HUMANS.

Ilyn Ross said...

The US Destroyer lusts to hand America over to the KGB.!/photo.php?fbid=10151446886365710&set=a.172748025709.251499.536465709&type=1&theater