|Eleanor Roosevelt holding the Universal Declaration of Human Rights|
The international disgrace that is the US detention center in Guantanamo Bay remains open.
- No one shall be subjected to arbitrary arrest, detention or exile.
The NSA continues to spy...sorry, 'gather intelligence' on us each time we access an electronic device (IMHO the amount of information that is being gathered with these wide spread fishing expeditions is so large that it reaches the point of being meaninglessness - who or what can sift through it all to make heads or tails of it? Only retroactively - after some horror has occurred - could one go back and make connections)
- No one shall be subjected to arbitrary interference with his privacy, family, home or correspondence, nor to attacks upon his honour and reputation. Everyone has the right to the protection of the law against such interference or attacks.
- Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of person.
- (1) Everyone has the right to freedom of movement and residence within the borders of each state.
- (2) Everyone has the right to leave any country, including his own, and to return to his country.
What would if mean if Human Rights really did begin at home? How would we relate to our children, parents, family, neighbors and co-workers?
How can we talk about Human Rights in our city, state, nation or around the world unless we ask ourselves:
what are we doing behind our own closed doors?
Read the Full Universal Declaration of Human Rights here
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