The Right to Life. We all have the right to life, and to live in freedom and safety."
Now read the short story about this important human right.
The Right to Life
is worried lately. Usually life is good for him. He owns a nice
little shop where he sells souvenirs to tourists. He lives in a nice
cottage with his wife and their three teenage kids. They have a dog and
a cat. They have a backyard for barbeque. They host all the family
gatherings, and his wife's turkey is the best in the country. What can
be better than that, right?
But lately not all is well. There are dark clouds in the sky. They talk
about terror. They talk about war. Something may happen. The
comfortable life as he knows them may be lost forever.
"War is not good," he thinks. "War is bad for business. If there is war
no tourists will come, and I won't be able to sell my souvenirs. We
will have no money."
Then he thinks, "and war creates fear. People will be scared. Some will see no future."
Then he thinks, "People will fight. People will die. Families will be broken. No, war is no good."
Daniel talks to people about it. "We have the right to life!" he says, "we have the right to live in freedom and in safety!"
"What are you talking about?" people tell him. "War is a big deal. It
is not up to you. It is up to the government. The government knows what
to do. Only the government can decide what is best. And if the
government says that there must be war, then it must be so."
Daniel does not accept this. "But isn't there a better solution? All
wars end with agreements, can't we do the agreements without the
fighting? Can't the government solve this peacefully? Isn't that the
reason we have a government in the first place?"
Daniel decides to speak to people in his government. He decides to
write them and let them know what he thinks. He knows one opinion does
not matter much, but he also knows that if everyone in his own country
and on the other side would do this, there will probably be no more