Is The Universal Declaration of Human Rights Contradictory?
The most important contradiction is that taxation negates other peoples’ inalienable rights.
I offer two quotes to illuminate my point.
In regards to Article 26 on Public Education,
“No human right, except the right to life itself, is more fundamental than this. A person’s freedom of learning is part of his freedom of thought, even more basic than his freedom of speech. If we take from someone his right to decide what he will be curious about, we destroy his freedom of thought. We say, in effect, you must think not about what interests you and concerns you, but about what interests and concerns us.” – John Holt
In regards to article 25 on Health Care,
“Health care doesn’t simply grow on trees; if it is to be made a right for some, the means to provide that right must be confiscated from others…no one will want to enter the medical profession when the reward for years of careful schooling and study is not fair remuneration, but rather, patients who feel entitled to one’s efforts, and a government that enslaves the very minds upon which patients’ lives depend.” —Andrew Bissell
This question is in the General Section. Responses must be helpful and on-topic.