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by Ayodeji Thomas Adewunmi, Nigeria Dec 16, 2002
Human Rights   Opinions


I am a person; I can think, choose, and act deliberately: meaning I am a free person! Freedom is not doing it my way, but the freedom to do the right thing, the right way for the right reasons. This is the basis of the authentic freedom of every human person.

Nature of human freedom is one that should be based on a pretext known as the “Culture of Life”. A culture, which is integral to every human development and also serving as a benchmark that promotes the sanity & dignity of every person, both born and unborn. Since all men possess dignity given to them by God, the urge and need to build a culture of life cannot be overstated.

Freedom in the real sense is the freedom from all social structures that foster economic injustice, political oppression, and the breaking down of human rights.

Why is it that Poverty & the HIV pandemic have become the legendary killers of our time? It is simply because our present age does not respect the sanity and dignity of human life. A dignity which fosters respect for every person irrespective of the colour, age, gender, or race.

In other words, our dignity does not come from the “freedom” to do whatever we want. Rather, our dignity does come when we seek to do the right thing at the right time, for the right reason. Every person on the face of this Earth has equal dignity and is worthy of your respect-rich or poor, educated or illiterate, powerful or marginal.

Human freedom is one that should work so that no one is deprived of his or her basic human rights. It is one of the duties most appropriate to our times to work untiringly for fundamental decisions to be taken in economic and political affairs.

This ensures the recognition of the right of every man and woman to human and civil culture in harmony with the dignity of the human person, without distinction of race, sex, nation, religion, or moreover, social circumstances.



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good job
John | Mar 28th, 2003
good job

Pooja | Apr 4th, 2003
Good artilce

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