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RE: Theos-World human rights

Nov 01, 2001 08:43 PM
by nos

So Under article One - as a rastafarian am I still allowed to partake of
my spiritual herb the illegal Cannabis Sativa?

Article 1 contradicts the ban on SOMA.


|-----Original Message-----
|From: Dennis Kier [] 
|Sent: Friday, 2 November 2001 5:45 AM
|Subject: Re: Theos-World human rights
|----- Original Message -----
|From: Katinka Hesselink <>
|To: theos-talk <>
|Sent: Monday, October 29, 2001 4:05 AM
|Subject: Theos-World human rights
|> Seems the subject of human rights has come up. Since the 
|watch-word of 
|> Amnesty is: don't complain of the dark, light a candle, I thought - 
|> I'll find the human rights on the web and share them. Seems 
|a bit more 
|> useful than political bickering.
|A good Idea. And since you have so generously provided us with 
|the document written by political hacks, and mindless 
|bureaucrats, I can provide the Real Thing, - I trust you can 
|tell the difference.
|First Ten Amendments passed lay Congress Sept 25, 1789. 
|Ratified by three fourths of the States December 15, 1791.
| Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of 
|religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or 
|abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right 
|of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the 
|government for a redress of grievances.
| A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security 
|of a free State, the right of the people to keep and hear 
|arms, shall not be infringed.
| No soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any 
|house, without the consent of the owner, nor in time of war, 
|but in a manner to be prescribed by law.
| The right of the people to be secure in their persons, 
|houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and 
|seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, 
|but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and 
|particularly describing the place to be searched, and the 
|persons or things to be seized.
|No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise 
|infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a 
|grand jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval 
|forces, or in the militia, when in actual service in time of 
|war or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the 
|same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor 
|shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness 
|against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or 
|property., without due process of law; nor shall private 
|property be taken for public use without just compensation.
| In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the 
|right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of 
|the State and district wherein the crime shall have been 
|committed, which district shall have been previously 
|ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause 
|of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against 
|him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his 
|favor, and to have the assistance of counsel for his defense.
| In suits at common law, where the value in controversy 
|shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall 
|be preserved, and no fact tried by a jury shall be otherwise 
|reexamined in any court of the United States, than according 
|to the rules of the common law.
| Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines 
|imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.
| The enumeration in the Constitution of certain rights 
|shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by 
|the people.
| The powers not delegated to the United States by the 
|Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved 
|to the States respectively, or to the people.
|> Katinka
|> [found at ]
|> Article 1
|> All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They 
|> are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one 
|> another in a spirit of brotherhood.
|> Article 2
|> Everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms set
|> forth in this Declaration, without distinction of any kind, such as 
|> race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, 
|> national or social origin, property, birth or other status.
|> Furthermore, no distinction shall be made on the basis of
|> the political, jurisdictional or international status of
|> the country or territory to which a person belongs, whether
|> it be independent, trust, non-self-governing or under any
|> other limitation of sovereignty.
|> Article 3
|> Everyone has the right to life, liberty and the security of person.
|> Article 4
|> No one shall be held in slavery or servitude; slavery and
|> the slave trade shall be prohibited in all their forms.
|> Article 5
|> No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman
|> or degrading treatment or punishment.
|> Article 6
|> Everyone has the right to recognition everywhere as a
|> person before the law.
|> Article 7
|> All are equal before the law and are entitled without any 
|> discrimination to equal protection against any discrimination in 
|> violation of this Declaration and against any incitement to such 
|> discrimination.
|> Article 8
|> Everyone has the right to an effective remedy by the competent 
|> national tribunals for acts violating the fundamental rights granted 
|> him by the constitution or by law.
|> Article 9
|> No one shall be subjected to arbitrary arrest, detention or exile.
|> Article 10
|> Everyone is entitled in full equality to a fair, and public 
|hearing by 
|> an independent and impartial tribunal, in the determination of his 
|> rights and obligations and of any criminal charge against him.
|> Article 11
|> Everyone charged with a penal offence has the right to be presumed 
|> innocent until proven guilty according to law in a public trial at 
|> which he has had all the guarantees necessary for his defence.
|> No one shall be held guilty of any penal offence on account
|> of any act or omission which did not constitute a penal
|> offence, under national or international law, at the time
|> when it was committed. Nor shall a heavier penalty be
|> imposed than the one that was applicable at the time the
|> penal offence was committed.
|> Article 12
|> 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.
|> Article 13
|> Everyone has the right to freedom of movement and residence 
|within the 
|> borders of each State. Everyone has the right to leave any country, 
|> including his own, and to return to his country.
|> Article 14
|> Everyone has the right to seek and to enjoy in other 
|countries asylum 
|> from persecution. This right may not be invoked in the case of 
|> prosecutions genuinely arising from non-political crimes or from acts
|> contrary to the purposes and principles of the United
|> Nations.
|> Article 15
|> Everyone has the right to a nationality.
|> No one shall be arbitrarily deprived of his nationality nor 
|denied the 
|> right to change his nationality.
|> Article 16
|> Men and women of full age, without any limitation due to race, 
|> nationality or religion, have the right to marry and to found a 
|> family. They are entitled to equal rights as to marriage, during 
|> marriage and at its dissolution. Marriage shall be entered into only 
|> with the free and full consent of the intending spouses.
|> The family is the natural and fundamental group unit of
|> society and is entitled to protection by society and the
|> State.
|> Article 17
|> Everyone has the right to own property alone as well as in 
|> with others. No one shall be arbitrarily deprived of his property.
|> Article 18
|> Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience
|> and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or 
|> belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in 
|> public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, 
|> practice, worship and observance.
|> Article 19
|> Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and
|> expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without 
|> interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas 
|> through any media and regardless of frontiers.
|> Article 20
|> Everyone has the right to freedom of peaceful assembly and 
|> association. No one may be compelled to belong to an association.
|> Article 21
|> Everyone has the right to take part in the government of
|> his country, directly or through freely chosen representatives.
|> Everyone has the right of equal access to public service in
|> his country.
|> The will of the people shall be the basis of the authority
|> of government; this will shall be expressed in periodic and
|> genuine elections which shall be by universal and equal
|> suffrage and shall be held by secret vote or by equivalent
|> free voting procedures.
|> Article 22
|> Everyone, as a member of society, has the right to social 
|security and 
|> is entitled to realization, through national effort and 
|> co-operation and in accordance with the organization and 
|resources of 
|> each State, of the economic, social and cultural rights 
|> for his dignity and the free development of his personality.
|> Article 23
|> Everyone has the right to work, to free choice of
|> employment, to just and favourable conditions of work and
|> to protection against unemployment.
|> Everyone, without any discrimination, has the right to
|> equal pay for equal work.
|> Everyone who works has the right to just and favourable remuneration 
|> ensuring for himself and his family an existence worthy of human 
|> dignity, and supplemented, if necessary, by other means of social 
|> protection. Everyone has the right to form and to join trade unions 
|> for the protection of his interests.
|> Article 24
|> Everyone has the right to rest and leisure, including reasonable 
|> limitation of working hours and periodic holidays with pay.
|> Article 25
|> Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for 
|the health 
|> and well-being of himself and of his family, including food, 
|> housing and medical care and necessary social services, and 
|the right 
|> to security in the event of unemployment, sickness, disability, 
|> widowhood, old age or other lack of livelihood in 
|circumstances beyond 
|> his control.
|> Motherhood and childhood are entitled to special care and
|> assistance. All children, whether born in or out of
|> wedlock, shall enjoy the same social protection.
|> Article 26
|> Everyone has the right to education. Education shall be
|> free, at least in the elementary and fundamental stages. Elementary 
|> education shall be compulsory. Technical and professional education 
|> shall be made generally available and higher education shall be 
|> equally accessible to all on the basis of merit.
|> Education shall be directed to the full development of the
|> human personality and to the strengthening of respect for
|> human rights and fundamental freedoms. It shall promote
|> understanding, tolerance and friendship among all nations,
|> racial or religious groups, and shall further the
|> activities of the United Nations for the maintenance of
|> peace.
|> Parents have a prior right to choose the kind of education
|> that shall be given to their children.
|> Article 27
|> Everyone has the right freely to participate in the
|> cultural life of the community, to enjoy the arts and to share in 
|> scientific advancement and its benefits. Everyone has the 
|right to the 
|> protection of the moral and material interests resulting from any 
|> scientific, literary or artistic production of which he is 
|the author.
|> Article 28
|> Everyone is entitled to a social and international order in 
|which the 
|> rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration can be fully 
|> realized.
|> Article 29
|> Everyone has duties to the community in which alone the
|> free and full development of his personality is possible.
|> In the exercise of his rights and freedoms, everyone shall
|> be subject only to such limitations as are determined by
|> law solely for the purpose of securing due recognition and 
|respect for 
|> the rights and freedoms of others and of meeting the just 
|> of morality, public order and the general welfare in a democratic 
|> society. These rights and freedoms may in no case be exercised
|> contrary to the purposes and principles of the United
|> Nations.
|> Article 30
|> Nothing in this Declaration may be interpreted as implying for any 
|> State, group or person any right to engage in any activity or to 
|> perform any act aimed at the destruction of any of the rights and 
|> freedoms set forth herein.
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