Western Hero is quickly becoming one of my daily must read blogs. In fact, that reminds me, I really should put together a list of my MUST READS, but that is for another time. Tonight, I came across a post by Silver Fiddle, the driving force behind Western Hero, that is a MUST READ! The post is a response to a nutty Liberal who holds no grasp on reason, common sense, and who has not the first clue as to what Natural Rights are.
There is no such thing as “God given rights” because if we returned to the original state of nature, or that which was “God given” we would find ourselves bound only by our own personal power, our conscience, and or by forces superior to our own.
The rights that we enjoy today are man made rights; and as such are not “natural rights” nor are they permanently fixed.
American liberalism is a hopeless, self-contradictory tangle, an intellectual cul-de-sac. In contrast, our Natural Rights, as enunciated by our founding fathers, are axiomatic:“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” (Declaration of Independence)Yes, we have a social contract called the US Constitution, but our rights do not emanate from that document. They are natural rights that preexist and supersede man-made institutions.