The International Bill of Human Rights
In 1948, following the Second World War, the United Nations adopted the International Bill of Human Rights, also called the International Declaration of Human Rights. It declares that the utmost among these rights are:
1) All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights;
2) Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of person;
3) No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment;
4) All are equal before the law and are entitled without any discrimination to equal protection of the law;
5) No one shall be subjected to arbitrary arrest, detention or exile;
6) Everyone charged with a crime is entitled equally to a fair and public hearing by an independent and impartial tribunal;
7) Everyone has the right to be presumed innocent until proved guilty according to law;
8) Everyone has the right to freedom of movement and residence within the borders of each state;
9) Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion;
10) Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression, and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers;
11) Everyone has the right to freedom of peaceful assembly and association;
12) Everyone has the right to work, to free choice of employment, to fair and equal pay, and to form and join trade unions;
13) Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for their health and well-being, especially mothers and children.
Unfortunately, many nations have ignored those rights and some have simply denied them, including the United States of America. And the U.N. has been unable to do much about it.
In fact, because of right-wing partisan politicians in America, the power of the U.N. has been declining since 1981 and particularly since 2000, and the U.S. has been as much responsible for that decline as any other violators have been.
Obviously, the U.S. Government, as it has been since 1981 and as it still is, will not abide by this declaration or ensure these rights for all Americans, nor will other nations that are similar or worse. Therefore, we, the people, must stand up and be counted to advocate these rights for all people in all nations of the world.
Please read the article on The 21st Century Declaration of Independence to see suggestions about how we, the people, may finally establish government of, by, and for the people.
Also, please listen to a brave child who speaks the plain truth that we all should take to heart.