The First Human Right!
Think of your rights... your human rights. The right to liberty, free speech, and the right to choose a religion. These rights are not just offered to any living thing, they are uniquely human rights. Without formal recognition of our humanity we are at the mercy of those with power. In our country’s legislative documents, the definition of the term “person” for human beings is quite vague.
Why is this campaign needed?
History is littered with violent and shameful periods of time in which a group of people purposefully dehumanized and marginalized another, in order to gain power and to oppress the groups of individuals they deemed as less than human. Whether the method of oppression was slavery, limited voting rights, or the Holocaust, the goal of subjugation is always to give power the decidedly the more, “human group”.
Unfortunately, we as a society, currently use the stage of development to determine the amount of humanity an individual possesses. Millions of human beings today are at a disadvantaged stage of development and are subjected to dehumanization for the purpose of disempowerment and accumulation of wealth. Many of these depreciated individuals, although, scientifically defined as human beings, are permissively terminated because their stage of development (fetus) is too early in life, while others are pressured to die, because their stage of development (late adulthood, elderly) are too late in life. As a result, these situations are legal because the definition of person does not cover all stages of the human experience.
What will this effort accomplish?
Through this grassroots effort we can amend the definition of “person” from the ground up. When thinking of issues like slavery, voting rights, and the Holocaust, most of us imagine how we would stand up for what is right. Most of us believe we would have joined or lead the protest for equal rights, joined the underground railroad or hid members of the Jewish community in the Holocaust. This is your chance to stand on the right side of history. This effort will pressure politicians, at some of the lowest levels of government, to use their power to eventually affect laws at the highest levels of government. Our local government officials have the authority to define what a person is through the legislation. We have the power to pressure them to include all human beings, from their biological beginning until their natural death. This amended definition would protect all human beings, regardless of their stage of development.
How you can support and grow this effort?
This is the first human right, without it, no other human right can be guaranteed. You, can support this campaign by signing this petition and sharing it with friends. Next you can join and share the event on your favorite social networks, like Twitter, Google Plus or Facebook. The more you share this campaign, the more it will grow and the more effective it will be. Join today, sign this petition.
There is enough flexibility in U.S. and State laws for most cities and counties to legally define when a human being should be considered a person.
The steps are simple a city council member could propose a resolution that recognized all human beings both born and preborn as persons. If this resolution receives majority support during a vote, legally all human beings in that city would have equal protection. While this step alone will not end abortion it would be a significant step forward. In 2015 many of these local politicians will be up for reelection. That is why we believe this is a great time to push this issue. During the first meeting of the year Campaign for Humanity supporters will attend and use this time to call on current members to pass this resolution. It will be cold and general public may not be allowed to speak until the end. Even with these obstacles this campaign is a worthy undertaking.
In one meeting cities across the nation could choose to legally recognize the humanity of every living person born and pre-born. Many city councils will have their first meeting of the year during the second week of January 2014. With midterm elections coming up this is the perfect time to remind them who they work for and what we want. We are calling for all those who support life to join their local city council for the first meeting of the year. Our mission is to demand that they amend their definition of person to included all human beings from their biological beginning until their natural end.
Good Stewards for Humanity is excited to announce our “We Are People Too!” petition drive. The goal of this event is to collect signatures for the Recognition of Humanity petition. The event will happen in two parts, in April and May we recruit supporters; then in the first week of June, we will attempt to double that number in one week. Goals will be met by way of each supporter recruiting as many new supporters as possible. The primary reason that Roe won in that infamous case, was that the pre-born had not been recognized as a person. The definition for the term person in the law remains vague and does not include the pre-born. Amending this definition would not be a difficult task for our current legislators if properly motivated. Every city in America could simply decide to amend their definition of person to recognize the pre-born as persons. If you believe the pre-born are human beings join us in demanding a change to this definition in your city and county.
Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/358750274234045/