Well, it just depends on who you ask as to where those “rights” come from.
Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore was speaking with CNN morning Anchor Chris Cuomo about same sex marriage. It came down to a discussion about our rights under the Constitution and where those rights come from.
That statement is pretty much what we’d expect from a CNN Anchor. Here it is again.
“Our rights do not come from God, your honor, and you know that. They come from man… That’s your faith, that’s my faith, but that’s not our country. Our laws come from collective agreement and compromise.”
First of all, Cuomo is torturing his facts. At first (we were going to say “In the beginning…”) Cuomo is talking about “our rights.” He quickly drops that line and moves to “our laws.” Mr. Cuomo, our rights and our laws are, unfortunately, two different things. And they’ve become two different things because of Progressive interpretations of the US Constitution, complete ignorance of the Founders, and a rebuke of the idea of a Creator.
Second, Cuomo is historically ignorant. Maybe he took history with our President. Here’s the opening sentence of 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.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed…”
The purpose of government, Mr. Cuomo and friends, is to secure the rights of individuals as they are endowed by their Creator.
It’s really uncomfortable for Progressives and fools, but I repeat myself) to understand the simple language of the Founders. They hold an evolved worldview that rejects the idea of individual liberty and the fundamental idea upon which the Nation was founded, namely that government serves the people, people don’t serve the government.
Two wars, the Revolution and the War of 1812, were fought over that principle.
Quick history question for Progressives: When was the War of 1812 fought?