What is the point of a theory of rights unless a government concurs and enforces them?

The starting point is a correct theory of human rights. The population then creates a government to protect these rights. That is, rights come before government, not the other way around. The theory of universal rights also provides a vital standard against which the conduct of any government can be judged. If it is found seriously deficient the theory provides justification and motivation for taking corrective action even to the point of rebellion.

Filed under: Uncategorized | December 5th, 2012