Tuesday, March 11, 2008

The American Totem

The post is called The Book.

This is a great article by Gunslinger. It is a good reminder to us what it means to have rights...they are granted by God. Period.

"I have a tiny book. Small and thin. A friend gave it to me. It has the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States printed in it. It'll fit in the back pocket of your jeans, and not make the slightest bulge."

She goes on to remind us...

We might want to start by explaining the concept of Rights:

~That Rights are not granted by the State.
~That Rights are not granted by the Constitution.
~That Rights are the God-given natural inheritance of all men.
~That the purpose of the Constitution was not to grant Rights to individual, but to limit
the power of government so that the inherent Rights of individuals are not violated.
~The Constitution is not a finite list of individual Rights. It is a finite list of governmental
~The Constitution grants certain powers to government in specific, limited, conditional
circumstances with the consent of the governed!

The Constitution does not require that an individual Right be found written within it to exist. To wit:

Amendment 9: The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.
This is not an amendment the Socialists (Liberals) or the Elite want anyone to remember at all.


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