We are in perilous times, witnessing the release of a massive and all-consuming power from its residence of hiding. I do not believe this to be a new force, but rather always resident and overseeing human affairs. It takes residence behind virtue signalling, as in allowing free elections, but in reality does not bother to count votes and decides well in advance on the people placed in high office. Such “elected” people are sworn to uphold laws, again, mere virtual signalling. As we have seen all around the globe, governments have meekly stepped aside and allowed medical Nazis to take control of our lives. That force, whatever its true nature, is the sovereign, the power that all officials at all levels are serving.
That in mind, I decided to review some of the crowning achievements of civilized order, documents put in place for the protection of human beings against coercive force. I will list the pertinent sections of each. Keep in mind that none of these documents have legal force unless ratified by or mentioned in treaties, and that is beyond my scope here. For now, I just want to list rights have been asserted and signed onto by states all over the globe.