Bitcoin protects our Natural Rights. Bitcoin Tech Talk Issue #203
The pandemic has shown just how much power governments around the world are willing to flex. It’s almost a given that governors can make rules on gatherings that don’t involve them, or rules pertaining to who can do what when. In places like the US, many of these rules are not going through any legislative body, let alone popular approval. In other words, these are rules implemented unilaterally without any consent of the governed.
Violations like this are what led to the American Revolution in 1776. Specifically, the colonists wrote down how England was violating their Natural Rights. That is, the rights that they already had by being born. They listed three examples in particular: life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. They further wrote that these were unalienable, or not something anyone had the right to take away.