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Lately, there’s been too much conservative talk about “constitutional rights.”
Why do I say this?
Because there’s no such thing as “constitutional rights!”
Rights are natural, or God-given. You have rights not because of the State or some document. You have rights because you are human.
This is important!
The argument that rights come from the Constitution, implies that rights are granted by government. This is a progressive belief, a Statist belief.
Conservatives and libertarians understand that rights are prior to government, and that a legitimate government is formed only to protect those rights, not to grant them.