United Nations Ignores Armed Self-Defense as a Basic Human Right; USA Embraces It


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New York – -(AmmoLand.com)- On December 10, 1948, the United Nations crafted a document, titled “The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). The document is a litany of 30 Rights (“Articles”) that ostensibly proclaims the dignity of the human being and his right to life, liberty, and security.

The Preamble of the United Nations’ UDHR sets forth:

 “Whereas recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world,

Whereas disregard and contempt for human rights have resulted in barbarous acts which have outraged the conscience of mankind, and the advent of a world in which human beings shall enjoy freedom of speech and belief and freedom from fear and want has been proclaimed as the highest aspiration of the common people,

Whereas it is essential, if man is not to be compelled to have recourse, as a last resort, to rebellion against tyranny and oppression, that human rights should be protected by the rule of law,

Whereas it is essential to promote the development of friendly relations between nations,

Whereas the peoples of the United Nations have in the Charter reaffirmed their faith in fundamental human rights, in the dignity and worth of the human person and in the equal rights of men and women and have determined to promote social progress and better standards of life in larger freedom,

Whereas Member States have pledged themselves to achieve, in co-operation with the United Nations, the promotion of universal respect for and observance of human rights and fundamental freedoms,

Whereas a common understanding of these rights and freedoms is of the greatest importance for the full realization of this pledge,

Now, therefore,

The General Assembly,

Proclaims this Universal Declaration of Human Rights as a common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations, to the end that every individual and every organ of society, keeping this Declaration constantly in mind, shall strive by teaching and education to promote respect for these rights and freedoms and by progressive measures, national and international, to secure their universal and effective recognition and observance, both among the peoples of Member States themselves and among the peoples of territories under their jurisdiction.” 

These are all noble sentiments, as articulated, of course. But there is a major problem the UDHR fails to address: How is a human being supposed to secure these lofty ideals for him or herself?

The drafters of the United Nations’ UDHR fail to say.

In the litany of over two dozen fundamental rights set forth in the UDHR’s “Articles,” there is no mention whatsoever of a right of armed self-defense. In fact, there is no mention in the UDHR of a right of self-defense, armed or otherwise.

By failing to acknowledge self-defense, and its corollary armed self-defense, as basic human rights, the United Nations’ UDHR undercuts “the inherent dignity and . . . equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family” that it claims pompously to venerate.

The UDHR is intentionally deceptive; a ploy of international Marxism and Neoliberal Globalism. It is designed to seduce nations into forsaking their independence and sovereignty, reducing both nation and population to misery and servitude, all the while claiming to promote the “equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family.”

But note: even in this seemingly clear, unambiguous exposition, there is a sinister uncurrent. The UDHR speaks of purported inalienable rights to be enjoyed by the human family in a group capacity, that is to say, as a collective. There is no suggestion, no intimation these rights are to be enjoyed by human beings in an individual capacity.

Where Armed Self-Defense Is Absent, Tyranny Of Government Is Unavoidable

The United Nations’ Universal Declaration of Human Rights (“UDHR”)  mentions, in its Preamble, that “it is essential, if man is not to be compelled to have recourse, as a last resort, to rebellion against tyranny and oppression, that human rights should be protected by the rule of law.”

The American public hears much about the importance of  “the Rule of Law” from Marxists and Neoliberal Globalists. The EU also makes much use of this phrase, as does the UN in reference to human rights as noted supra.

Supposedly Government’s application of “the Rule of Law” operates as a hedge against encroaching tyranny. But does it? Vainglorious are those who make constant reference to it—U.S. politicians in particular. But, what does ‘rule of law’ really mean? The appeal to it is subterfuge, dissembly.

In the absence of a useful definition, the expression, ‘Rule of Law’ is vacuous. And, that is just the way politicians want to keep it. Don’t ask them to define the expression. They have no idea what it means and would be thunderstruck if anyone were to ask them to provide a definition.

A declaration of human rights that avails itself of the words “Rule of Law” as the primary or sole check against the tyranny of Government is devoid of substance.

The United Nation’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights is deceptive.

The claim of sanctifying human rights is belied by the emptiness of the gesture. How are human rights to be actualized or, if need be, how are they to be vindicated? In the “Rule of Law?” Really?

How is one to understand this “Rule of Law?” And, from whom is one to receive “Rule of Law” relief from tyranny? From that very Government that imposes tyranny on the populace?

Yet, the United Nation’s UDHR relies on the ‘Rule of Law’ as the check on tyranny. That is all one obtains from the UDHR; that is all the UN delivers to “the human family” that it claims to care so deeply about.

The United States’ Bill Of Rights, unlike the UDHR, doesn’t expect the citizen to place his reliance on arcane nomenclature to provide a check on the tyranny of Government.

A check on the tyranny of Government rests in the physicality of the armed citizenry, not on empty pompous verbiage.

The framers of the Constitution wouldn’t waste ink on ‘Rule of Law’ when preparing the Bill of Rights. The framers of the BOR did not expect the ‘Rule of Law’ to protect them from the tyranny of George III of England. They placed their faith in the force of arms, not in arcane, abstruse concepts to release them from tyranny. And they would place the future security of a free Republic in nothing less than dint of arms.

The only functional check against the tyranny of Government is the physicality of “armed self-defense.”

Armed self-defense is what worries, even terrifies, the Marxist and Neoliberal Globalist, and with good reason. For the aim of these internationalists is to create a top-down autocratic [one world] Government, that is to say, “Tyranny.”

But Tyranny is not able to gain a foothold in a nation where the citizenry is armed. Or in the case of America “heavily armed, trained and dangerous to tyrants”.

The Tyrant fears Tyrannicide at the hands of the armed Citizenry and, so, demands that the Citizenry surrender its arms to the Tyrant. The Citizenry fears Democide at the hands of the Tyrant’s agents, and, so, refuses to surrender its arms to the Tyrant.

The United States, as a free Republic, must never forsake the sacred right embodied in the Second Amendment. To do so would be tantamount to the destruction of the Republic and enslavement of the populace.

The American people must never for one moment trust the Government or its propagandists who proclaim that for the public harmony, safety, and order it is in the best interests of the polity to surrender its firearms. The day the citizen does so will be the day the citizen should be prepared to sacrifice his autonomy, his dignity, his soul, and his life.

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Indeed they would make excellent targets. UN blue contrasts very nicely with reticle black.

WI Patriot

Time for the UN to find a new home, perhaps somewhere in the “EU”, where their values align, and then THEY can foot the bill(s) for maintaining and securing the facility…


Keep your enemy’s close. What better way than to bug their rooms and offices to keep track of what’s going on.


True,many things can be done without a warrant. Many people don’t realize that but it’s done everyday.


Behind every blade of grass…

Wild Bill

The name of that game is Shoot-N-Scoot! The rules are the same as 3-gun.

Wild Bill

Brooksand Dunn? Sounds familiar. Wasn’t he one of the Bn cmdrs for the 3rd Armored back in 2005? I think I saw him at the O club, once. I could be wrong.

Wild Bill

Oh, that must be it! 🙂


Let’s not forget to mention Cap’n Dan.


Thats a good one. Wish I would have thought of that.

Green Mtn. Boy

Un out of the US,US out of UN and Let’s Go United Nations.

Henry Bowman

Wait, what? Not “Let’s Go Brandon”?

Wild Bill

Close enough, brother!!


It is a shame that the UN hasn’t been destroyed by now

Wild Bill

Yes, the city of New York would be better served if the UN building were turned into a prison or if funding is not available, then … a parking lot!


low rent apartments, like in heavy metal https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pl8BUGrDkco


or moved to another country so the shithead tyrants cant enjoy and abuse our country


i agree with w.b, and swmft, the Un Necessary is a authortarian organization seeking global control of all countries and shouldn’t be in America, who by the ways pays for a huge portion of its budget. kick them the f out and do something useful with that waterfront property. they pay no rent, taxes and are afforded diplomatic immunity. B.S.


OH man, thanks for the laugh. I thought there was another meaning for the UN acronym but never could figure it out. Lol, you made my day. As far as your opinion goes, I agree.


Disband the “un” in America. KICK the “un” OUT of America. The “un” has become nothing but the “figure head” for the CULT of the muslems’ belief of the hellish book called the kooooraaAN.

Henry Bowman

The United Nations is a totalitarian government club dedicated to enslaving the whole planet under the banner of a new world order. They can kiss my kiester.

2A Gun Guy

So Very True and that’s why the Democrats want to disarm us.


They did recognize right to self defense in the preamble. They stated that rights must be protected by governments in order to prevent rebellion. What is rebellion other than collective self-defense against the government?

Personally I believe in sanctity of individual lives, particularly mine and those of family and friends.


Finnky, Thank you for your astute observation. The UN does allude obliquely to “self-defense” against tyranny through the phrase “if man is not to be compelled to have recourse as a last resort. . . .” What does that statement in mean? Your observation warrants an answer, and we provide it for you here. You are referring to paragraph 3 of the Preamble of the UDHR, that says, “Whereas it is essential, if man is not to be compelled to have recourse, as a last resort, to rebellion against tyranny and oppression, that human rights should be protected by the… Read more »


Thank you for your detailed response.

i really read the statement as saying recognition of some rights is a tool for maintaining control. Your explanation shows that that is only a small component of their thoughts.


And, thank you, Finnky. After I posted my response to your remarks, I began to wonder how the UN might respond to the colonists’ revolt against the British Monarchy/Rothschild Banking Empire if the UN had been in existence at the time of the American Revolution. Would the UN consider America’s patriots to be rebelling against the tyranny of the Monarchy? OR, would the UN treat the colonists as criminal rabble and join forces with the Redcoats to put down a revolt against “law and order” imposed on the colonists by a respectable, longstanding institution, i.e., the British empire? How, indeed,… Read more »

Wild Bill

I greatly enjoy it when authors get back to commenters and clarify. I am appreciative and think that others are also. Many thanks.


Wild Bill, Thank you for your note. We sincerely appreciate it. We take our work seriously, and we monitor comments to our articles closely. Apart from the research and investigation that goes into our articles, we receive invaluable feedback from Ammoland’s readers, such as yourself, and are grateful for it, as we know it takes time and effort on the readers’ part as well, in responding to an article. Many of the comments we receive provide us with helpful direction and advice which we utilize in our further work. We are at a dangerous juncture in our Nation’s history. Many… Read more »


I am in the Wild Bill camp and thank you for your articles and especially clarification when needed. This was a great read and very informative. I would rather have the information to read for myself and maybe an interpretation than jump on the my buddy said so band wagon like people that watch and listen to CNN MSNBC etc.

Your efforts are well appreciated beyond those of us that say so.


Collective “individual” (national) “self”-defense? Figures. Meh.

Dry gulched

You really don’t know what you’re talking about, do you?


Typical low-IQ Dry gulped 100% ad hominem deflection, incapable of rational argument.

You really are a POS, aren’t you?

Wild Bill

This response is why people down vote your every comment even when you write good stuff.


How very coy, Will.

To be clear, “people” means your 20 sock puppets, tag teaming off lap dance duty.

Last edited 1 year ago by Russn8r

Damn,you figured out that useless scum quick. Great job!


More online fellatio by Will. So sad.

Wild Bill

Don’t forget irrational, unprepossessing, noxious, and obnoxious, .

Last edited 1 year ago by Wild Bill

Still stroking yourself, Will.

Henry Bowman

The “rights” mentioned in the UN Charter denies that it’s from God (communists wrote this), and that rights are ‘subject to the law’ (that is, conditional privileges that can be revoked later). It makes a mockery of the USA’s Bill of Rights.


Even without from god NATURAL RIGHTS period not granted by man but in our dna survival procreation (for those that are not defective) ugly nations is about control of sheep un has instigated wars to put tyrant of their choice in power

Deplorable Bill

So the UN does not believe self defense is a right? OK, ditch your security details, disarm your military and go visit Chicago or north korea or china and see how long you last. There is more to the UN nightmare. The UN came up with a max population, max world population plan, it is called agenda 21. DON’T TAKE MY WORD FOR IT, LOOK IT UP FOR YOURSELF. This may very well explain the China virus, covid 19. Think about it, does it make sense? The RIGHT, order, mandate to keep and bear arms comes directly out of SCRIPTURE,… Read more »

Henry Bowman

Those who deny God also deny his blessings of LIBERTY and our Right to self-defense… so yeah, EVIL and CRIMINAL.

Also GENOCIDAL, because in every instance where a law banned guns, that nation inevitably waged genocide on the disarmed!


Who ENFORCED those laws and disarmed the people?

Remember, Blue Lives Matter!

Yours? Not so much.

uncle dudley

Only three years had passed after Americans saved the worlds ass from Germany and Japan, WW2 saw many people killed or enslaved, but we bailed them out.
Why the United States belongs to this useless organization is amazing, as the members are a bunch of idiots and fools.
They must have cornered the market on Rose colored glasses.

2A Gun Guy

It’s all about Control


It stands to reason, if any governing authority would inscribe the right of its citizens to self-defense, armed or otherwise, as we in the gun rights movement are trying to clarify with regards to the U.S. Bill of Rights, that would mean: The common people have a natural right to their own lives and dignity. This is an alien concept in much of the world, where genuflecting to authority is ingrained whether by politics or culture. The U.N. is just a reflection of the status quo.


The UN, Global Criminal Organization, They can all go pound sand…


We need to rid ourselves of this corrupt organization. The UN never did anything worthwhile for the US, all the time we pay the lions share of the cost, so other countries can feel good about themselves.
If we pull out the UN will fold like a house of cards, then all the freeloding countries can hate us even more while they sink into the third world shitholes they created.

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UN-constitutional NWO is a Global Cabal Coterie.


the “rule of law” is only as good as the people behind it. and in no other county in the world does the rule of law have the force as here. although, it is being maligned and abused into insignificance by our own government. hell, china and russia are members of the security council, that alone should tell you something about the u.n.


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