has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of
himself and of his family, including food, clothing, housing and medical care
and necessary social services, and the right to security in the event of
unemployment, sickness, disability, widowhood, old age or lack of livelihood in
circumstances beyond his control.
It seems as though article 25 is relevant every year. Now they threaten to cut
social security and Medicare in an effort to keep those at the top wealthy and
above the rules of human decency that most of us strive to live by. In an
attempt to keep the largest most wasteful military on the planet in a position
to bully other nations into submission they expect the most vulnerable to foot
the bill. They continue to tell us
that this debit is taking money from our children, the most vulnerable when they
refuse to raise taxes on those who lobby for less taxes so they stay rich while
22% of those same children had no money to begin with.
to the National poverty center
“Children represent a disproportionate share of the poor in the
United States; they are 24 percent of the total population, but 36 percent of
the poor population. In 2010, 16.4 million children, or 22.0 percent, were
But they will not even consider raising taxes on those who have the means to
alleviate this epidemic. What kind of standard of living do people have a right
to if they are in competition with corporate
We could obviously continue along these lines, but we have a more
pressing right that’s being threatened by the powers that be. This right is
fundamental, without this right all other rights cease to exist.
section 3 states:
“The will of the people shall be the
basis of the authority of government; this will shall be expressed in periodic
and genuine elections which shall be by universal and equal suffrage and shall
be held by secret vote or by equivalent free voting
People who were alive the 50s and 60s must have seen this
country slide backwards some 60 years this past election. People were waiting in
line in Florida for 6 hours, Ohio, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, and other
places were similar. These states rushed to pass voter regulations that would
have obliterated the free election process. It seemed like the most advanced
nation on the planet was relegated to the status of third world. Most of those
affected by these laws were not the rich, in fact, in Mitt Romney’s words
“Corporations are people my friend”. These laws affected those without the means
to fight such a battle. It is a shame that our men and women in uniform can maim
and kill to give others around the world rights that are being stripped from us
here at home. It is a shame that they are killed and maimed and when they come
home are left with the meagerest of resources so those at the top do not have to
pay their fair share. I have said this before and I’ll say it again. They have
the money, but we have the people. I’ll leave you with this; Locke
said 'you will know the discontent of the people through their protest."
I do not care how, but it is your obligation to
show the government your discontent. It is your obligation to stand up for those
who cannot stand for themselves.
It is your obligation to make the government understand that the government is the people.