Last week I believe we witnessed an incredible and frightening event in our nation's capital when President Obama’s nominee for the United States Supreme Court, Elena Kagen refused to answer directly the question posed to her by Senator Tom Coburn during her Supreme Court confirmation hearings about whether or not she believed in rights that are inherent to us, which I interpreted as an emphatic denial. How else could her answer that she only believed in rights that came from the Constitution
and from the laws be interpreted.
And denying natural rights and natural law during a week leading up to the day in which we celebrate the signing of the Declaration of Independence strikes me as a distortion of the deeply held beliefs of the signers of this sacred document which clearly states “we are endowed by our creator with inalienable rights, including life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. It also strikes me as a betrayal of their intentions which obviously was that they and succeeding generations would be able to live in the freedom our creator intended for us.
The belief in inherent rights is the foundational principle for the concept of American exceptionalism. Our rights are derived from our very existence as human beings created in the image of God, not from the government or even the Constitution. The basic rights of the individual can never be abolished for the sake of the majority or our security which characterizes the mindset of the statist as well as every tyrant that has ever lived. And if Elena Kagen doesn't "get" who we are and what we are all about, then she has no business being on the Supreme Court.
Excerpts from The Declaration of Independence
When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitles them…
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal. That they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness…
We, Therefore, the Representatives of the United States of America in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions…
And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor.
After each of the delegates had signed the Declaration of Independence, Samuel Adams declared:
We have this day restored the Sovereign to Whom all men ought to be obedient. He reigns in heaven and from the rising to the setting of the sun, let his kingdom come
The following is a video I’ve had in my collection for some time that was put together by a patriot who loves this country and doesn’t want to see us lose our freedom. I never looked at it until today and was glad I did. It is entitled Nowhere to Hide 0002">Nowhere to Hide 0002
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