Those who would promote evil means to achieve a good goal, will never be successful in their quest. Those who would use the means of destruction to achieve a good goal, will never be successful in their quest. Only those who would use good means and seek to build have any hope of achieving a good goal.
It is this truth that made the United States of America a unique nation and led to it being the desired destination of so many for so long, those ideas that all of our natural rights and liberties come from our Creator and are not and never should be under the control of man nor government to limit or to abolish any of these natural rights and liberties for one, for some, or for all. Whenever man or government assume the role of controller of natural rights or liberties, the means of limiting natural rights and liberties for one, for some, or for all under the guise of advancing the greater good, always ends in the destruction of the society. This is what is happening in the United States today.
Thomas Jefferson borrowed from John Locke when he penned perhaps not only the most famous, but the most essential principle upon which our nation was founded when he wrote into the Declaration of Independence, “We hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal and are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, among them the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” The United States was thus founded on promoting good means to achieve a good goal.
We must than ask ourselves, why is the United States in the position of such contention and strive where many in our nation now say what is good is evil and what is evil is good. John Locke gave us some incredible insight as to why this could happen when he explained, “As usurpation is the exercise of power, which another hath a right to; so tyranny is the exercise of power beyond right, which nobody can have a right to. And this is making use of the power anyone has in his hands, not for the good of those who are under it, but for his own private separate advantage. When the governor, however intitled, makes not the law, but his will, the rule; and his commands and actions are not directed to the preservation of the properties of his people, but the satisfaction of his own ambition, revenge, covetousness, or any other irregular passion.”
― John Locke, Second Treatise of Government
When men, through the mechanism of government, seek to control the natural rights given to man by the Creator, they in fact bring about a distortion in the relationships between people, it also brings about a distortion in the relationship between man and the Creator. For instance, man, through the mechanism of government has taken upon itself to redefine the natural right of life, a natural right given by the Creator to man. Under the guise of good, using the contorted reasoning that taking the life of someone who is deemed to be a nuisance or inconvenience, should be designated as choice rather than murder, has brought tremendous conflict and strife to society and has been a major contributor to the destruction of the core family unit.
Another example of man creating chaos and restricting liberty resulting in strive and conflict, is groups of people limiting what is an essential freedom to a free society, that is the freedom of speech. In the United States today, only speech that promotes what is deemed to be politically correct is now considered to be acceptable to society. Any speech that is deemed to not be politically correct is limited by ostracizing and demeaning. This is tyranny. Freedom can only exist when a free and unfettered flow of ideas is protected and indeed encouraged. Tyranny requires conformity to one set of ideas and is threatened when individuals openly and freely exchange ideas.
The result of such a breakdown in the protection of all-natural rights and liberties for all, has resulted in the limitation, and in some cases such as in the case of the unborn, the total elimination of their natural rights and liberties. All societies who have accepted such means, no matter how good was the expressed intent, have experienced that the end result of these actions is the evil of tyranny with the requirement that all forsake their individuality and conform to the thoughts and ideas required by the controlling few.
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