UCI YAL chapter on fall of the Berlin Wall

President of Young Americans for Liberty chapter at the University of California- Irvine, Anthony Burke, posted his speech he gave at UCI on November 9th to commemorate the fall of the Berlin wall. Anthony eloquently discussed the connection between the politics of liberty and the upholding of human rights:

it should be clear that the ideas of any collectivist philosophy are flawed for the following reasons. First and most importantly are human rights. Human rights are natural rights that include life, liberty, and property and they are rights held by individuals. History has shown us that when entire nations embrace collectivism at the expense of individual rights the people suffer and the rulers gain great powers of influence and control over our lives.

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