Liberty Toastmasters: Is There a Right to Violate Rights?
One of the most profound and far-reaching effects of the American Founders was their recognition and acknowledgment of “inalienable rights.” Inalienable rights are universal, regardless of time, place, or government. All people, everywhere, in every situation, have these rights. These rights include “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” However, the Founders were keenly aware that having a right and freely exercising that right are situational.
Does the Canadian government have the right to deprive its people of liberty and the pursuit of happiness? Do various governments and agents have the right to impose lockdowns, mask mandates, vaccination mandates, and other regulations that take away personal liberty and happiness? Is there any situation where it is ok to violate or take away inalienable rights?
Kim and members of Liberty Toastmasters Denver and Liberty Toastmasters North (Rick Rome, president of Liberty Toastmasters Denver, Terri Goon, president of Liberty Toastmasters North, Anthony Hartsook, Dave Walden, Bill Vetter, Greg Morrissey, Marshall Dawson, and Jeffrey Reeves challenge the notion of whether or not there is a right to violate rights.