In honor of John Locke, whose philosophical writings argued for the rights of each single human being, Individual Rights Day is celebrated on August 29th, the date of Locke’s birth. The day denotes the birth date of John Locke, the logician who first noticeably contended that an individual has a fundamental property right based upon his status as a sovereign individual and that it is the government’s role to defend that right and not to threaten its residents as slaves.
Human rights are at the heart of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), as in the absence of human dignity we cannot hope to drive sustainable development. Human Rights are driven by progress on all SDGs, and the SDGs are driven by advancements in human rights.
History of Individual Rights Day
Dr. Tom Stevens, the founder of the Objectivist Party, who supports John Locke’s philosophies regarding the rights of society’s smallest minority and basic unit – the individual started the Individual Rights Day. According to John Locke, “Anything that the man has as a matter of human rights or civil rights is to remain inviolably his,” and although Locke admitted that people surrendered some natural rights in exchange for the collective security afforded by societies. He held that fundamental individual rights include life, property, liberty, freedom of speech, freedom of religion, and freedom to petition the government.
How to Celebrate Individual Rights Day?
The most ideal approach to praise the Individuals Rights Day is by finding out about John Locke and his perspectives, assessing your nation’s pledge to the security of rights, and valuing the estimation of opportunity and the religious idea of individual rights.