Mommy, where do rights come from?
Sex education isn’t the only thing Planned Parenthood (PP) gets wrong. They also don’t know where our rights come from.
At a rally to support government funding of PP’s abortion business, Sen. Frank Lautenburg stated that pro-life advocates “don’t deserve the freedoms in the Constitution.” But, being the generous sort of fellow he is, he would “give it to them anyway.”
Did you catch it? To Sen. Lautenburg, Constitutional rights are granted by Government (i.e., himself and his cronies). Some people don’t deserve them, and he knows who they are. But because he’s such a good guy, he will consent to “give” those rights to pro-lifers. For now, anyway.
Whatever Government “gives,” it can later withhold. It can grant or deny rights to whomever it chooses. Lautenberg claims, for himself and his cronies, the power to choose who gets rights and who doesn’t.
It reminds me of a conversation I had with a TV reporter at the University of Indiana. He pointed to a US flag flying nearby and said that no matter what we believe, “that flag gives all of us the freedom to speak out.”
We’ll give the reporter a D for his civics grade. Not quite as bad as Sen Lautenberg, who earned an F minus minus. At least the reporter did not claim for himself the right to grant/deny the rights of others. But he still didn’t know where our rights come from. He, too, thought our rights come from Government.
Our founders knew better:
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. That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.
See the difference? The Founders recognized that rights come from our Creator. Not Government. Not Frank Lautenberg. No man may take them away. Governements are instituted by men, not to grant rights, but as an agent to secure rights already granted by “our Creator.” Big difference. Men in government are accountable not only to the people, but to the Creator, for the preservation of justice. Lautenberg and other Alinskyites believe they are accountable to neither.
So, do you still want Government educating your children?
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