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Natural Rights vs. Legal Rights
Natural Born Conservative ^ | May 5, 2009 | Natural Born Conservative

Posted on 05/08/2009 12:35:50 AM PDT by NaturalBornConservative

May 5, 2009
by: Natural Born Conservative

"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."

Natural rights (also called moral rights or inalienable rights) are rights which are not contingent upon the laws, customs, or beliefs of a particular society or polity.

In contrast, legal rights (sometimes also called civil rights or statutory rights) are rights conveyed by a particular polity, codified into legal statutes by some form of legislature, and as such are contingent upon local laws, customs, or beliefs.

Natural rights are thus necessarily universal, whereas legal rights are culturally and politically relative.

All races of mankind are created equal. No race is superior to another because they are all of the same species, mankind. Therefore, Blacks, Whites, Hispanics, Asians, Indians etc… all have equal rights as endowed by their Creator. There is no need for a law to be written to endow Blacks with the same rights as Whites. The right already exists in nature.

Civil rights in the U.S. have given women equal rights with men, animals equal rights with humans, and now gays equal rights with heterosexuals. This is man’s law. With man’s law, each society is different. Man’s law is based on the desires of men, and is not necessarily in line with natural law (let God be the Judge).

Gay rights proponents often proclaim that there is no law against homosexuality in the bible. Although this is not true, I would counter to gay marriage proponents, that there is no law regarding marriage in the bible, and certainly not gay marriage. The bible speaks of marriage between men and women, but it does not command that one be married. As there is no biblical, nor natural law regarding marriage, it is a custom or civil right granted by civil societies.

What follows is 'natural law' from the Bible on the issue of homosexuality:

Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen. For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet. And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful: Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them. Romans 1:24-32

If various States want to legalize gay marriage, that is their prerogative. It has nothing to do with God’s law. However, I would warn that if homosexuality is against natural law, then the foundation of gay marriage is built on sinking sand. If society wants to pass laws that are in opposition to natural law, that is their right. If society believes that by condoning certain behaviors they are somehow granting natural rights, then that society is delusional. And if a society passes laws that are opposed to the laws of nature, then that society will perish.

I hereby formally reject the Civil Rights Act of the United States as having any force or effect regarding my equality as a Black man to any other race, creed, or color of man. I don’t need your law to tell me that I am equal, nor do I need your protection from those who would reject natural law. As long as the United States subscribes to natural law, I am free. However, if the United States has chosen to reject natural law, and has arrived at the ‘age of man’, then it has deviated from its original intent.

Just as businesses fail and are dissolved, nations fail and are dissolved. If the United States continues on its present course, [the rejection of natural law], then the United States will be replaced. Contrary to popular belief, America will meet its end, not at the hands of some violent revolution staged by proponents of natural law; but rather through natural law itself. Forces from outside of the U.S. who are stronger proponents of natural law will prevail, and will triumph over the weak. So DHS can take proponents of the US Constitution, the Word of God, and natural law off their list. We are not the threat. Government itself is the threat.

You know the saying, ‘the strong survive’. Natural law rocks. There is no higher law nor higher power than following the course of one’s Creator. Although there is a purpose for civil rights, when the dictates of man begin to infringe upon natural law, know that the end is nigh.

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1 posted on 05/08/2009 12:35:50 AM PDT by NaturalBornConservative
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To: NaturalBornConservative
I absolutely agree that what you say is true. The government needs to stay out of private matters that contradict rights of marriage. I belive marriage is a bond between two people to love one another without fault until death. I also believe that you should have the right to marry whoever you truly love. Whether that be a man or a women is your own business.  But, most United States Presidents thus far have been Christians and the Christian church defines marriage as a bond between a man and a women.
2 posted on 05/10/2009 6:13:29 PM PDT by Son of the Lion
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To: Son of the Lion

The United States was founded upon Natural Law. It matters not so much what religion our former President’s have held, but rather what foundation our nation holds. If the United States deviates from a foundation in Natural Law, then it will no longer be the United States of America.

It’s not the Statue of Liberty (i.e. Air Force I flyover) that matters, it’s the Liberty, based in Natural Law that matters. Take away the foundation, and all that’s left is the idea that ‘anything goes’ in America.

Our foundation in Natural Law gives one the right to be Christian, Muslim, Athiest... in otherwords to have free-will without judgment from man. However, by institutionalizing unnatural behavior, or any behavior for that matter, the effect will be to diminish and ultimately detroy the very ‘liberty’ that we as a people hold so dear.

3 posted on 05/10/2009 10:51:45 PM PDT by NaturalBornConservative (Vattel was a proponent of 'Natural Law' as were the 'Framers')
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