In the United States today, the average individual, whoever he is, works …

In the United States today, the average individual, whoever he is, works from January 1 to…late June to provide funds that the government controls. That is to say, government at one level or another, federal, state, or local – directly through spending and taxes, and indirectly through rules, regulations, and mandates – controls half the national income and can determine how that is spent. We’re 50 percent socialist. Now, is that half freedom or half slavery? Neither of those statements would be wrong: We’re partly free and partly enslaved. Milton Friedman
Nobel Prize-winning economist (1912-2006)

Interestingly, if one were to compare side-by-side the constitutions of …

Interestingly, if one were to compare side-by-side the constitutions of the UN and of Josef Stalin’s Soviet Union, they are almost identical in every word and content. For example:Art. 118 of the Soviet Union’s Constitution says all citizens of the USSR have the right to work, same as UN Art. 23.Art. 120 of the Soviet Union’s Constitution says all citizens of the USSR have the right to medical care in the event of sickness, old age, or unemployment, same as UN Art. 25.Art. 119 of the Soviet Union’s Constitution says all citizens of the USSR have the right to rest and leisure, same as UN Art. 24.Art. 122 of the Soviet Union’s Constitution says motherhood and childhood are entitled to special assistance, same as UN Art. 25, Pt. II.Art. 126 of the Soviet Union’s Constitution says all citizens of the USSR have the right to unite in trade unions, same as UN Art. 23, Pt. IV.Art. 121 of the Soviet Union’s Constitution says all citizens of the USSR have the right to education, same as UN Art. 26.So, where are our *inalienable* rights under the UN Charter? Nowhere, because as with the Soviet Union which believed that government, and not the people, had inalienable rights, all citizens under a one world government will be entitled to a host of rights, ‘except as prescribed and limited by law’. Unknown

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