Apr 21, 2017 7:42pm
IT ALL MAKES SENSE IF YOU TELL THE EMPIRICAL TRUTH ABOUT MAN.
If you have negative rights (rule of law) that does not mean you have demonstrated capacity for positive rights (the right to influence others). Only that you are not a harm to others.
The payment of negative rights by doing nothing BAD buys you access to the market and juridical defense in the courts: freedom.
What do you do to demonstrate ADEQUACY that you are equally capable of access to physical property and the security and preservation f the commons? (LIBERTY)
What do you demonstrate that in itself demonstrates that you are capable of doing something GOOD by the non-harmful use of positive rights? (voting) (SOVEREIGNTY)
Pay your way to freedom and juridical defense: non-imposition of costs.
Pay your way to liberty and property ownership: service in defense, emergency, and the preservation of the peace (every man a sheriff).
Pay your way to Sovereignty and the decisions about the polity: service, family, property(territory), industry (the employment of others.)
Pay your way into Aristocracy: the intergenerational preservation of all of the above.
child or beast(pre-human) > slave(youth) > serf(soldier) > freeman(citizen) > liberty(responsibility) > sovereignty(choice) > aristocracy(rule).