Divine Rights

The United States’ Declaration of Independence states “that they [men] are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights.”  Like all philosophical assertions, this statement is only true if an assumption, at least one, is agreed to: rights are conditional on accepting responsibility.  Another way of saying that, is my right to freedom is conditional on my adherence to a social contract.  In the US that contract is primarily the golden rule: treat others like you want them to treat you.

Actions and Words

A deranged person, or persons, has delivered multiple items resembling bombs to well-known political figures.  This action fuels “left” verus “right” and “provocative rhetoric” banter.   Despite motive, this action is deplorable.  Despite political affiliation, this person is against America’s principles.  Despite influence, this party is accountable.  People are responsible for their actions.

Delivering bombs breaches the US social contract and sooner or later the person or group involved will lose their rights.