The Most Important Right of All

All human beings, born and unborn, have a fundamental right to life. 

When we speak of being “pro-life” we are restating one of the most famous phrases in the United States Declaration of Independence.  It reads as follows:

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.  That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive to these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government ….”

 

The founding Fathers wrote in the Declaration “that to secure these rights” (among which “are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness”) “Governments are instituted among Men.”  Government, we are told in this precious document, must exercise “just powers” (derived “from the consent of the governed”) which must protect  these “unalienable rights.”  When any “Form of Government becomes destructive to these ends”, (protecting these “unalienable rights” of “Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness”) it is the “Right of the People to alter or to abolish” that “Form of Government.”

Because Life is the fundamental right given us by our Creator, pro-death or pro-abortion  laws, which our government promotes and sanctions, are an exercise of unjust power.  It is the right of the people to alter or abolish any form of government that becomes the very destroyer of these basic human rights:  especially the right to life.

We must understand this in the most simple and basic of ways to keep from being embroiled in the confusion of arguments that ignore the basic premise of all other rights:  life.  The founding Fathers understood the importance of the intrinsic dignity of the human person as a creature created in the image of God.  The right to life is the moral claim that a person has to exist.  Since people are “endowed by their Creator” with the right to life it cannot be taken by the whim of human “choice” because it is an “unalienable right” [a right from which one cannot be alienated or separated].  Even the order of these unalienable rights in the Declaration were intended to prioritize their importance. 

Life … Liberty … pursuit of Happiness. 

One cannot have the “Liberty” to pursue his own “Happiness” if one is dead.  Life precedes Liberty because the right to liberty has no meaning apart from the right to life.  The pursuit of happiness follows liberty because one cannot pursue anything if he has not the liberty to do so. 

Our culture of death today has it all turned around.  They speak of “liberty” first and whatever is best for me and makes me happy next.  Life?  Ah, it’s dispensable.  Abort the child.   In this twisted thinking, freedom is the most important of human rights; life comes last.  Clinical abortion, the destruction of infants in their mothers’ wombs, violates the foundational right of all other rights: the right to life.  But liberty and pursuit of personal happiness without life is ludicrous.  Without the right to life, all other rights are meaningless.    

The existence of the “right” to totally unrestricted abortion, as exists in our culture today, is an malevolent evil to which our culture, for the most part, is now totally desensitized.  It is plenary evidence to the seared conscience of a nation, and world, that has abandoned reason at the altar of convenience and is confused about what really matters.  

Abortion is the most pressing human rights issue of our time.  A nation or people who cannot, or will not, roll back this unjust power over the unborn will not long endure.  Divine judgment is inevitable. 

We need to petition All Mighty God for a government and elected leaders that protect the right to life.  If we don’t have it, let us exercise our right to vote and to “alter and abolish that form of Government” that has become destructive to securing the right to Life for the most frail among us: the unborn.

God grant us mercy and grace to see politicians, who are enamored and passionate about the killing of the unborn, retired from public “service”, and the scourge of abortion removed from our land in our lifetime.

‘til next time,

Danny

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