The Infringement of Natural Rights.

Natural rights, it’s something each and every single one of us are born with and are told that we can not be denied the privileges of. In the constitution it does state that we have the rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness and that laws should be declared null if they do infringe these rights. It clearly states that in any incident that a seemingly unconstitutional law is passed that does infringe our rights that in that incident we shall overthrow the government and reestablish a newer, more efficient one. Often we go about in our merry, lovely lives suspecting that our constitutional rights are fair and just and have not infringed anything in our lives unfairly, however, this is incorrect. For although your life might not be affected by the certain unjust principle in our laws, it does not, however, mean that it isn’t infringing the natural rights of others.

Our government is corrupt and has crossed the line of human rights and stomped a few down into the dust with their new, unconstitutional laws.

In the bill of rights it clearly states that:

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”

Basically stating that our country is a democracy and has no established religion, and therefor others can freely exercise their beliefs so long as it does not harm or infringe the rights of others.

After this in the 14th amendment, it states the following:

“All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.”

This clearly restates the beginning of the Bill of Rights more thoroughly saying that no law shall be passed if it deprives a person of their natural rights and denies them of their privileges. Any law that takes away something from someone is to be overthrown and declared null.

In saying all this, it is now necessary for one to understand just one of the many points in which laws have been established in which do not follow the guidelines of the Constitution and have made our government corrupt, unjust, and in need for the overthrowing and initiation of a new one.

This point is a large one which affects the lives of millions in the United States, and that is the banning of gay marriage. The constitution states clearly that each person has the right to life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness and that no law should be made that does abridge these rights. However, the government has banned gay marriage, devastating and demolishing the lives of millions and robbing them of their happiness and rights. Each person has the free right to live their life as chosen so long as it does not interfere with the rights of others. In no way is a gay couple being married robbing anyone else of their freedom and it is affecting a persons natural rights no more than a married couple married to the opposite sex. One might argue that they are a Christian and a couple of the same sex together disgusts them, however, nowhere in the constitution does it state that simply because a person find disgust in something that they can infringe the rights of another person.

What if a person found opposite sex marriage to be offensive and appalling and simply because they themselves did not agree with the lifestyle, they came in and restricted the rights of opposite sex couples and denied them of marriage? It’s guaranteed that a person would in no way be satisfied with this and would certainly be upset, arguing that their natural rights have been violated. However, when the government does this very act on same sex couples, the world does not seem to noticed nor care, because it’s not them. What is it that makes one think that they are special and above another person simply because of a lifestyle difference? We live under a constitution that claims to bring us equality, yet we have divided and bitten down on the rights of others, destroying the symmetry in which we are required to retain.

One cannot be so selfish when thinking of rights because the Constitution was not created to benefit one person, it was made to benefit all and bring peace and equality in rights to all citizens of the United States, not just those who are heterosexual. Nowhere does it specify that only heterosexual human beings are allowed the privilege of equal rights, no, it says citizens and no matter how much one disagrees with the concept of same sex marriage, it does not give them the right to snatch it from a persons life as if they are of lesser value, because no matter who you are or what you believe, they are no more and no less of a person than you.

People often contemplate, argue and object that if gay marriage were made legal that the population US would be dramatically affected, reducing future generations to a smaller number. One might assume that simply because they deny someone of the right of marriage that they are preserving the population of the US, forcing them to convert to a heterosexual relationship so that there will be a larger future population. The problem with this argument is that simply because you take away someone’s right it does not mean that it automatically reassembles their minds back to a heterosexual relationship, it does not mean that they will cave under the influence of the US and change their entire preference just because they are denied a privilege.

What if opposite sex marriage was banned, does that mean simply because you were denied the right of marriage that you will change your preference and view of life and continue your relationship with someone of the same sex? I certainly think not, people would simply refuse if they felt passionate about what they believed enough, so why is it that people assume it is not the same way in same sex marriages? Why would someone assume that simply because they take away their rights that they are forcing them to do what they want? Doing this is not preserving future generations, it’s destroying and demolishing the rights, and happiness of people and taking away things that could make them live a happy, productive life. This very point of preservation of the population is in this way is in no way valid and is a meaningless approach to the situation.

The whole nation will not change their sexuality simply because gay marriage is legalized, it will continue on the same way it did before it was made illegal, and will not leave a large dip in population, honestly to think that is an overdramatic response and is not a reasonable excuse for destroying the rights of others.

All this being said it is clear that the law has infringed on the rights of millions of people in the US and therefore should not be taken lightly as it is clearly stated that if ever a situation were to take place in which one’s rights were infringed that the government should be overthrown and replaced with a newer, more efficient and fair government. Certainly to overthrow the government is not a task to be done easily even though what is happening is unjust. However, one cannot simply assume that just because it is a hard task that taking action would be pointless, because that is precisely why it will not be and has not been overthrown.

Our government is corrupt, unjust, and has infringed on rights in so many ways other than just this, and maybe this topic will strike people with realization toward the situation. Never be selfish when judging these situations and always be empathetic toward each situation, since just because you don’t agree with it doesn’t mean it’s not a lifestyle that another person supports. One would not appreciate their rights being infringed and taken away simply because one person does not agree. One persons view can not be set as the opinion of every person in the nation, this is why the Constitution should be followed, to insure that each person receives the rights and privileges they are guaranteed even in times of disagreement.

For this reason people should be more empathetic and open toward others opinions and lifestyles and realize that our government is corrupt and it’s time to take a stand for what’s right; to restore our rights.
Posted on June 9th, 2009 at 11:22pm

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