We hold these truths to be sacred and undeniable; that all men are
created equal and independent, that from that equal creation they derive
rights inherent and inalienable, among which are the preservation of
life, and liberty, and the pursuit of happiness ...
The Declaration of Independence
Personal liberty, or the Right to enjoyment of life and liberty, is one of the fundamental or natural Rights, which has been protected by its inclusion as a guarantee in the various constitutions, which is not derived from, or dependent on, the U.S. Constitution, which may not be submitted to a vote and may not depend on the outcome of an election. It is one of the most sacred and valuable Rights, as sacred as the Right to private property ... and is regarded as inalienable
The natural liberty of man is to be free from any superior power on Earth, and not to be under the will or legislative authority of man, but only to have the law of nature for his rule.
The natural rights of human beings are these: first, a right to life, second to liberty, and third to property; together with the right to support and defend them in the best manner they can.
A right is the sovereignty to act without the permission of others. The concept of a right carries with it an implicit, unstated footnote: you may exercise your rights as long as you do not violate the same rights of another-within this context, rights are an absolute.
A right is universal - meaning: it applies to all men, not just to a few. There is no such thing as a "right" for one man, or a group of men, that is not possessed by all. This means there are no special "rights" unique to women or men, blacks or white, the elderly or the young, homosexuals or heterosexuals, the rich or the poor, doctors or patients or any other group.
A right must be exercised through your own initiative and action. It is not a claim on others. A right is not actualized and implemented by the actions of others. This means you do not have the right to the time in another person's life. You do not have a right to other people's money. You do not have the right to another person's property. If you wish to acquire some money from another person, you must earn it-then you have a right to it. If you wish to gain some benefit from the time of another person's life, you must gain it through the voluntary cooperation of that individual-not through coercion. If you wish to possess some item of property of another individual, you must buy it on terms acceptable to the owner-not gain it through theft.
All laws, rules and practices which are repugnant to the Constitution are
null and void
"There, every man is independent of all laws, except those prescribed by
nature. He is not bound by any institutions formed by his fellowman without
A State may not impose a charge for the enjoyment of a right granted by
the Federal Constitution."
"There can be no sanction or penalty imposed upon one because of this
exercise of constitutional rights."
Execution of process and the performance of duty by constituted officers
must not be thwarted. But these agents, servants of a Government and
a society whose existence and strength comes from these constitutional
safeguards, are serving law when they respect, not override, these
guarantees. The claim and exercise of a constitutional right cannot thus
be converted into a crime.
The U.S. Supreme Court has stated that "No state legislator or executive
or judicial officer can war against the Constitution without violating
his undertaking to support it.").
Any judge who does not comply with his oath to the Constitution of the
United States wars against that Constitution and engages in acts in violation
of the supreme law of the land. The judge is engaged in acts of treason.
The U.S. Supreme Court has stated that "no state legislator
or executive or judicial officer can war against the Constitution
without violating his undertaking to support it".
Can a government legally put restrictions on the rights of the American
people at anytime, for any reason? The answer is found in Article Six of
the U.S. Constitution:
"Where rights secured by the Constitution are involved, there can be
no 'rule making' or legislation which would abrogate them
When we established the U.S. government by writing the U.S. Constitution, we created a government for ourselves and gave ourselves inalienable rights that are free from government interference. The Bill of Rights are rights that cannot be taken away merely writing U.S. or state statues. Theses rights cannot be taken from us, in theory. But as we know in poker, a Colt 45 beats Four Aces.
One of the earliest judicial interpretations of the Privileges or Immunities
Clause was to protect enumerated constitutional rights such as those listed
in the Bill of Rights
This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be
made in pursuance thereof; and all treaties made, or which shall be made,
under the authority of the United States, shall be the supreme law of
the land; and the judges in every state shall be bound thereby, anything
in the constitution or laws of any state to the contrary notwithstanding.
An unconstitutional act is not law; it confers no rights; it imposes no
duties; affords no protection; it creates no office; it is in legal
contemplation, as inoperative as though it had never been passed.
The United States is entirely a creature of the Constitution. Its power
and authority have no other source. It can only act in accordance with
all the limitations imposed by the Constitution.
Every judge in every court of the States is under oath or affirmation to support the Constitution of the United States. When any litigation arises out of the constitution of his State or out of any of its laws it is by this clause made his duty to "be bound" by the National Constitution and laws and in a proper case to hold the State constitution or law to be void for conflict with "the supreme law of the land."
Constitutional rights may not be infringed simply because the majority
of the people choose that they be.
Government may not prohibit or control the conduct of a person for
reasons that infringe upon constitutionally guaranteed freedoms.
UN declaration of human rights, article 13:
If one is not allowed to choose how to travel, one might argue that freedom has been limited. Limited freedom is not freedom.
Article 19 of the United Nations Human Rights Charter reads:
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