An excellent post . . . but, in my NEVER humble but always CONSIDERED opinion, there is one flaw.
Please understand, for the sake of intelligent discussion, whatever your personal/religious philosophy, that the framers of the Bill of Rights DID indeed “CREATE” rights that they sincerely BELIEVED were “Divine Rights.” No one, however, can speak with absolute authority on that subject! Religion and much of life is based on belief, not fact! It is our beliefs (religious, political, philosophical, moral, etc.) that guide us through our lives, they are all we have to maintain a sense of what life is all about. Even the most outspoken atheist has such beliefs.
When the author penned the paragraph: ” The Bill of Rights describes a set of individual rights and liberties which are not granted by government, but recognized as DIVINE rights given to use by our Creator. Because government never granted the rights in the first place, it has no authority to take them away.” he carefully stated that the rights enumerated in the Bill of Rights are “recognized as DIVINE” when he should have, to be accurate, stated that these rights are: “RECOGNIZED as Divine.” It’s just a matter of emphasis. Emphasis has the power to deceive as well as inform.
Originally posted on Jaded Truth:
(Natural News) Mike Adams (C),
There is a destructive, delusional meme spreading like a virus among many misguided Americans. It pushes the idea that government can pick and choose which rights codified in the Bill of Rights it wishes to recognize or discard on any given day.
This delusion is predicated on the concept that if a popular majority can be emotionally whipped into a frenzy over one particular right, then that right can simply be discarded and stricken from the Bill of Rights.
But no such power exists to discard any portion of the Bill of Rights, at least not without proper ratification by three-fourths of the fifty states. There is no such power found solely in the federal government. There is no such power placed solely in the executive branch, nor in Congress, nor in the White House.
The Bill of Rights describes a set of individual…
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