Amend UN Human Rights

Karl FitzgeraldCommentary2 Comments

Ammend the UN Human Rights by signing this petition.

The United Nations’ Universal Declaration of Human Rights is failing humankind. Indeed it’s failing planet Earth itself.

The evidence is everywhere: a billion citizens live and die on a dollar a day; people lack control over their own community’s resources; terrorism, war and unrest threaten everyone; the planet’s future is imperiled by cataclysmic ‘natural’ disaster. The root cause of all these problems is privileged and unethical access to our common wealth and the failure to protect the equal right of future generations, which are entitled to receive Earth in as good a condition as we ought to have received it from our ancestors.

The 1948 Declaration is silent on this. It is past time for it to speak up. The Declaration fails to protect our most basic universal human right — our right to a share in Earth — and our corresponding universal duty — our duty to compensate the community for what we take. The UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights needs to be amended to restore the birthright of every man, woman and child to their share in the earth’s common gift of land and natural resources.

A world citizenry with a declared stake in its home.

Fairer, richer, more secure for us all.

2 Comments on “Amend UN Human Rights”

  1. Depends on who you mean by ‘we’ I can’t agree that the purpose of the earth is to sustain as many human beings as it possibly can. Gotta leave some room for trees and animals as well.
    ’twas Mark Twain that said:
    “Don’t go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.”
    However those with land that could be used to accomodate someone who has none, need to be made to make it available.

  2. Consider that when wealth is distributed equitably, based on effort rather than ownership, health & education funding improve. From this flows a naturally reducing population growth rate. Humans dot naturally want to have 5 kids. Study after study has proven that birth rates drop back closer to 2 per family when wealth is shared fairly. The ethiopian farmer has 10 kids because he knows only a couple will survive.

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