Imagine we live in a society where individuals are free to pursue their own lives so long as they respect the equal rights of others and not protected by government constitution but natural laws?
As John Lock a libertarian once posited that “All men by nature are equal, in that equal right every man has to his natural freedom, without being subjected to the will or authority of any man; being that equal and independent, no one ought to harm another in his life, health, liberty or possessions” but this differ in the political realm where individuals are governed by legal rules or given political freedom.
In an interview with the media during the 2019 African Journalist for Economic Opportunity Training (AJEOT), organized by the Institute for Liberty and Policy Innovations held at Koforidua in the Eastern part of Ghana, Dr Brian Baugus, an award winning and economic professor at the Regent University and a board member of Network for free society in the USA, stated the need for citizens to have the right to live the lives in any way that pleases them so long as equal rights are respected for a sustainable development.
He said individuals are moral beings and are able to make right choices and judgements to create harmony in a society so therefore to forced someone to do something against their own will and choice affect their wellbeing even the joy and moral put in reduces.
Dr Baugus therefore advised every government to let the citizenry have the liberty right; that gives the citizenry personal freedom and happiness not the commonly political freedom.
Touching on the Ghana beyond aid agenda, Dr Baugus stressed that Ghana as a country has a great opportunity to achieve the agenda on the basis that, Ghana has a huge amount of young people which is tremble opportunity to pave a new economic path.
By Spendylove Joyce Kumi