What is an Unalienable Right?
Unalienable rights pertain to rights that cannot be taken away from you. Dictionaries also define “Inalienable”, but the Founders, in the Declaration of Independence, used the term “unalienable.” It means the rights that are the results of Nature’s God and God’s Law. They are inherent and cannot be separated from the individual. They are permanent and cannot be removed. They are a part of your human nature by creation. God gave them to you.
There of those basic rights are the right to Life, Liberty, and Property (the Founders modified the last to “Pursuit of Happiness” since the right of a man to use his labor and its fruits is his means to happiness).
In the Constitution, the Founders recognized the means of preserving those rights. The most basic being Freedom of Speech. God gave you the right to speak. To speak up.
Rights are not conferred by the Constitution. It’s the other way around. The Constitution was created to prevent anyone, especially government, from taking rights away from you.
Neither are rights conferred by Government. If a Government gives you rights, the Government can take away your rights. The genius Founders of America saw your rights were inherent in you as a result of God’s creation of human beings in the image of God. That was their original intent.
Rights that are unalienable are not subject to a particular culture or government. They are universal. One of your unalienable rights is the right to speak your heart about the truth.
God Created Us to be Free
As well as giving you the right to speak your heart, God created you with the right to freedom. Freedom is the practical sign that a nation is at its best. Well, we have lost a lot of our freedom lately because of the fear to stand up and speak out.
One of the highest assurances of freedom is speaking out against anything that would hinder it. Maintaining freedom is hard work. And it isn’t free. It may cost you being comfortable. It may require you to get out of your comfort zone and speak your heart.
Speak Up, Speak Out!
So giving your heart a voice means helping to ensure your own freedom. And not only yours but the freedom of your children and grandchildren. If you don’t speak up now, you may see their freedom taken away in the future years.
I say speak up and speak out because the natural tendency of culture and government has a strong bias against preserving freedom. Instead it tends to drift toward corruption. There are always going to be those who want to take our freedom away. They are out to steal it from us in any way they can. But the good thing is, we can do something about. Your voice holds power. It holds power among your coworkers, your church family, and among anyone you come into contact with.
Now, that does not mean to place yourself in constant battles that you cannot win. But take responsibility to know the truth and stand up for it. If you don’t, some may never hear of it. And that will lead us down a path that inhibits freedom piece by piece.
You must pursue transparency, accountability, and truth in order to be able to speak up against corruption. One of the best ways, for instance, if you become a leader or elected official, is to ask questions. Whether you are in a city council meeting as a voter or as a board member, ask questions like “Why is this line item in the budget?” Or, “What was the process of awarding that contract?” The entrenched powers, special interests, and political cronies will hate you, but he Citizens will love you. You will just have to take the heat of inquiring and expecting answers, and light will come in the darkness!
Your Voice Against Corruption
Corruption is the bane of freedom. corrupt power does not hold freedom dear like you do. Corruption puts the common people at a disadvantage because it only cares about what it can do to gain more money and power. So it is imperative that as the American people, we speak out against corruption. There is a great deal of good that can be done simply by professing truth and condemning corruption.
You might think that your voice alone doesn’t matter. Well, I’m here to tell you that you might just be one voice, but there is a great impact when it is combined with the voices of other American citizens. And it is not just your words that speak out, it is your heart. When you speak your heart, you are showing the people who may be acting in corruption that you care. And that you will not stand for it. This plays a huge role in getting rid of corruption.
So will you take a stand with me? What does it mean to you to speak your heart?