Good-bye Rights

If our rights are given by law, then our rights can be taken by law! If our rights are granted by government, then our rights can be taken by government! That is the cry of the Declaration of Independence. Somebody please tell CNN anchor Chris Cuomo and actor-activist Ben Affleck.

Today, Chris Cuomo said, “Our rights do not come from God, your honor, and you know that. They come from man.…  Our laws come from collective agreement and compromise.” He subordinates human rights to human laws. Try telling that to John Adams and Thomas Jefferson.

If Cuomo cannot get an Attaboy from our Founders, he can at least count on actor-activist Ben Affleck for support. Last October, Affleck said the following in a debate with Bill Maher:
“We are endowed by our forefathers with inalienable rights.”

What did Thomas Jefferson actually write in the Declaration of Independence? “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.”

President John F. Kennedy declared, “The rights of man come not from the generosity of the state but from the hand of God.”

Wouldn’t you love to watch a team debate of Cuomo and Affleck vs. Adams and Jefferson?

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About Ben Unseth

Executive Director at Project Understanding (2014-2017), social service agency in Ventura, CA
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