John Ransom

Dcapetto wrote: Where does it say god given anything? Here is our constitution find me the passage that says god given. The Newest Liberal Criminal Assault The Right To Self Defense

Dear Comrade Cap,

Books are for reading, not just for burning.

"Man ... must necessarily be subject to the laws of his Creator. This will of his Maker is called the law of nature.... This law of of course superior to any other.... No human laws are of any validity, if contrary to this: and such of them as are valid derive all their force...from this original." - Sir William Blackstone

This is why in the country’s founding document, the Declaration of Independence, the founders referred to certain rights that men were “endowed” with that were “unalienable”-- that is rights that could not be taken away from men.

To do so would be contrary to nature.

Governments were formed amongst men to secure those rights, not grant them.

But I’m glad you brought it up because this is what is at the crux of the dispute between NeoLibs and the rest of the country.

And, of course, this is why liberals like you have so screwed up government these days.

Obama and his cohorts-- like you-- really do think that governments grant rights to citizens, when in fact, governments grant nothing. Governments only derive their powers from the consent of the governed to secure rights.

But in Obama’s view-- and yours-- not only do governments grant rights to citizens, he thinks that governments also have the ability to make up new rights for certain sections of the population.

And here’s why he does: Obama believes that there is no such thing as natural law.

And he believes this because to believe the the contrary would have to admit of some higher law or being, like God.

And he must not admit of that or his scheme of government won’t work. Natural law, you see, admits of limitations to government.

“When We The People allow the government to grant us ‘rights’ such as health care or education,” writes Jason McNew in American Thinker, “we are now making the government the purveyor of our rights, instead of our Creator. If you think this is okay, you are a fool and there is a boxcar or relocation camp waiting for you or your descendants someday.”

John Ransom

John Ransom is the Finance Editor for Townhall Finance, host of Ransom Notes Radio and you can catch more of the best money advice and monetary commentary by him daily 10am PT, 1pm ET at or on Comcast Cable