Rights cannot be given to people by other people. Period! That is why our Founders struggled with and often disagreed over the first 10 amendments to our Constitution otherwise known as the Bill of Rights. Maybe the title, Bill of Rights, is an incomplete choice of words.
If you read them though they really further define and declare “rights” as originally stated 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.
Amendments 1 and 2 specifically ensure our God given right to freedom of religion, freedom of speech, freedom to assemble, freedom to petition our government, and the right to defend ourselves. To secure Life, Liberty, and The Pursuit of Happiness you must have the 1st and 2nd Amendments.
The other eight really aren’t “rights” but more of what our government can’t do to us. So maybe it could be called the Bill of Rights and Limits?
The Communists just don’t get our distinctly American way of thinking. You see they believe that a man made authority has the power to determine what other men can and cannot do. In other words men can issue rights. Like a right to housing, a right to work, etc. To illustrate their continued pursuit of failed logic here is their response to the recent gun ban threats coming from our government:
“In a January 18 article, People’s World, an official publication of the Communist Party USA (CPUSA), declared that “the ability to live free from the fear or threat of gun violence is a fundamental democratic right — one that far supercedes any so-called personal gun rights allegedly contained in the Second Amendment.”
Fundamental democratic right?!? Who exactly will allow them to live free from the fear of gun violence? I have a better question, an American question for the cowardly communists. Who is better suited to protect themselves from violence than the individual? Remember, when seconds count the government will be there in minutes.
David Mamet has summed up communism with his typical wit and brevity:
“Karl Marx summed up Communism as “from each according to his ability, to each according to his needs.” This is a good, pithy saying, which, in practice, has succeeded in bringing, upon those under its sway, misery, poverty, rape, torture, slavery, and death. For the saying implies but does not name the effective agency of its supposed utopia. The agency is called “The State,” and the motto, fleshed out, for the benefit of the easily confused must read “The State will take from each according to his ability: the State will give to each according to his needs.” “Needs and abilities” are, of course, subjective. So the operative statement may be reduced to “the State shall take, the State shall give.”
Read what our enemies, the communists, are up to at Infowars.com here.