This new order from Javier Milei has been published in the Official Gazette of Argentina. The president argued that the defense of life “is an inherent right of every human being.”
The president of Argentina, Javier Milei, ruled that 2024 is the “Year of Defense of Life, Liberty, and Property, three of the central postulates of his ideology, where he won the election.
Through a decree published in the Official Gazette of the Republic of Argentina, the president argued that the defense of life “is an inherent right of every human being.”
In addition, Milei included two earlier texts that he considered ideal: the Virginia Bill of Rights, approved in 1776 in the United States; and the Argentine National Constitution of 1853, which is currently in force, although it has been reformed up to six times since then, the last one in 1994.
Freedom and property
According to the protection of liberty and property, Milei relies on the idea that the consolidation of the two aspects is the goal of liberal democracy and the market economy, which he strongly defends.
“The National Constitution established from its introduction the duty of the state to ensure the benefits of freedom for all citizens of the country, strengthening justice and consolidating internal peace,” he pointed out.
“However, for decades, the state has advanced those rights to the detriment of the freedom of Argentines,” Milei clarified.
To further his argument, Milei included in the decree one of his best-known ideological principles, the definition of liberalism created by the controversial Argentine intellectual Alberto Benegas Lynch, whom the president considers his “hero.”
The extreme liberalism or libertarianism advocated by Milei is not only an ideology but an essential philosophy that proposes the absolute freedom of individuals and, therefore, the general economic deregulation and loss of the state.