Ricky Lee Jackson
by Ricky Lee Jackson
There’s a lot of talk on ‘the left’ these days, about ‘rights’, but on this issue the left is confused—or worse, dishonest.
The only true and fundamental rights are unalienable rights, endowed to us by our Creator. Rights are not derived from government, but rather, are intrinsically a gift from God. Ultimate power belongs to “we the people”—and we the people delegated limited authority to the federal government, to serve our collective need—for enforcing agreements and contracts between us, setting a common currency, settling disputes between the sovereign states, and very little else. These specifically delegated powers were and are specifically enumerated in a written document meant to be understood on its face by anyone. All powers not specifically delegated to the federal government by the people in their very own clearly written constitution, were to remain with their states, or the people themselves.
Although government has powers delegated to it, government cannot create rights, or establish rights—only God can. Government can uphold rights, but any so-called right that government claims to give or create, can just as easily be taken away by government, thereby negating the concept of government being able to create a fundamental right.
Anything that demands the property of another to accomplish a so-called right, is not really a fundamental right, because it by necessity involves coercive force. The right to free speech, to freedom of religion, to freedom of petition, to self-defense, the freedom to associate, the freedom to make agreements, and to own property—these are truly legitimate and fundamental rights which are not dependent on the confiscation of someone else’s property to facilitate or enable or enforce the right (property here means one’s assets, time, intellectual property, real property, etc.). Artificial rights are dependent on a ‘taking’ from others, to enforce—an immoral act of theft whether done by individuals or by government.
Take for example, the “right to medical care”. To enforce this so-called right, the government would need to guarantee that someone else’s property––someone’s medical education, time lived on this earth, their income and assets, i.e. taxes––would be made available to one person at the expense of another, by force if necessary––without a free and mutual consent being requested or desired or needed at all.
The so-called right to housing involves the same “takings” principle––that is, taking from one person, even against their will, to give to another person who has not necessarily earned or purchased the commodity or service. Marxist/Communist philosophy has no problem with this––but our founders did have a problem with this, and they called it tyranny (whether brought on by a democratically elected mob majority, a monarch, or a despot!) The system they designed, based upon the dignity and equal worth of every individual created by God, sought to limit the nearly inexorable tendency of government towards tyranny, while providing a voluntary bulwark against anarchy (balancing the dual aspects of man––his God-given strengths and goodness versus an inherent fallibility).
Limited government, a separation of the powers delegated by the people to government, a plea to recall that a Higher Power knows and sees all (promoting an intrinsically moral society), a respect for the rule of law rather than the whim of man––these were the elements that provided the foundation for 200 years of literally miraculous and unprecedented freedom, prosperity, and goodness within these United States.
All this goodness and yes, glory, are now at mortal risk by the way congress is attempting to pass laws, as well as the content of the laws. As wise leaders that have come before us have stated, we are never more than one generation away from tyranny. Our liberty is literally paper thin, that paper having been soaked in the blood of so many who have given so much for our freedom and liberty!
May God bless us and have mercy on this nation,
Ricky Lee Jackson
(AKA: Rick The Doctor)
Here is what Fox News #1 Cable Morning News Program "Fox and Friends" had to say about him on air:
"He’s the new Joe the Plumber; now there's Rick the Doctor... Some have joined Tea Parties, stormed town halls,
others like family practice physician and country recording artist Ricky Lee Jackson have taken to the microphone...
he wants his country back." -- Fox and Friends / Fox News
There is no one better suited to sing "Freedom Family and Faith" than Ricky Lee Jackson.
Known affectionately in his community as the “singing doctor,” Ricky Lee has been a small business owner and family practice physician for over 25 years.
This gives him keen insight into the dangers of socialized medicine and a deep passion for keeping America free and prosperous by proudly standing up for
capitalism and individual liberty. Ricky Lee is also a family man, married over 30 years to his wife, Jeanine, and raising three children, with a growing list of
grandchildren. When Ricky Lee Jackson sings about "Freedom Family and Faith" he knows what he's talking about, and he believes most Americans share
his belief that what makes America great isn’t our government––it’s our freedom, our families, and our faith.
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