Friday, June 03, 2016

RESPECT FOR THE HUMAN PERSON



Given the who and the what of the human person, considering his intrinsic nature and essential attributions, the following principle of action is well-founded and easily understandable:  A just society can become a reality only when it is based on the respect of the transcendental dignity of the human person.  It may not be otherwise.  Reason:  The human person represents the ultimate end of society which is precisely ordered for the good and welfare of every person.  Woe therefore to anybody, any government, any ideology that trample upon any human person – his human rights, his human dignity and pursuant prerogatives.

Among the other truly significant and relevant observations and/or conclusions of above affirmations are the following – considering always the ingrained dignity and inherent transcendence of every human person – from a lowly janitor to the highest public official:

1.  The right, proper and just order of realities is that everything must be made subordinate to man – definitely not the other way around – considering that everything should serve the needs of man and promote his welfare.  Otherwise, man is ultimately abused.

2.  The temporal order, given its nature and existence plus progressive development, should be categorically intended for the good of man, should serve his well-being.  Otherwise, man becomes but a misused instrument, an abused means, a pitiful creature.

3.  The standard norm of action is that it is necessary that every human  person relates with and treats other persons as itself – more specifically in terms of the invaluable nature of human life, its continuity and dignity.  Otherwise, the human person could become but a mere cog in a wheel.

5.  The human person is such in dignity and transcendence that the same may not be  manipulated for ends that are either contrary to its dignity and/or foreign to its own development.  Otherwise, this would be not only using but also abusing the human person.

6.  The human person may not be subjected to restrictions when exercising  precisely his rights and living his freedom – unless social peace and order are jeopardized by its wrongful way of living and acting.  Otherwise, such would not be but undermining the dignity of man.

7.  The human person may not be merely used much less even abused for carrying out political options and/or projects, political ambitions and pretensions, either for the present or for the future.  Otherwise, man would become but a means for political end, not the end of political service.