Chapter 10 - The Declaration of the Rights of Men. this entire chapter is devoted to mr. well's prototype declaration of the new order's fundamental rights that should be offered to every man (i should note that the use of the word "man" is expanded by wells himself to include both men and women.) among the rights listed are:
1. physical care - food, covering, medical, ect.
2. education - under this right is included the right to easy access to information that will make him useful to society, as well as the right to freedom of association, discussion and worship.
3. employment - this seems to imply pay based on contribution to society
4. commerce - buy and sell without restrictions (there is a comment about quantity. "...in such quantities and with such reservations as are compatible with the common welfare."
5. personal property protection
6. travel - freedom to move about the world at his expense
7. incarceration - trial by jury, and right to speedy trial. in this is included the protection from a military or paramilitary "draft".
8. slander and libel - protection from both. included is also freedom of information about any "government" documents regarding yourself to be open for your personal inspection and correction.
9. cruel and unusual punishment - protection from both.
10. amendment protection - declares that this list of rights are foundation, and can not be nullified or changed except for clarification. clarification can not amended or change these rights listed.
it is hard to argue these rights, but look at what the collectivist world has done with itself and human rights. do you see any examples of these rights in the collectivist world. Mao, Stalin, Hitler, Mussolini, Pol Pot, Castro - these are the examples from the past, but what of the collectivist examples of today? Bush, Obama, Elizabeth II, Prince Charles, virtually all of the UN and the EU parliaments, Gore. These rights seem nice, but where can we find examples of them in reality? collectivist aka socialist supporters aka elitists, don't need these rights... they have money, and they don't want people to have these rights... as exemplified by their international policies. so where are these rights? and, again, who is making the decisions? who will be in charge of these?
all in all it was a very interesting read. i think it is a must read for anyone wondering what the collectivist ideology is all about.