Thomas Jefferson's idea of “unalienable rights” is so old school. In addition, his idea of a Creator endowing us with those rights is positively medieval!
Thank goodness we have Cass to enlighten us.
posted on 09/10/2009 3:57:20 PM PDT
by Deo volente
(You can take the thug out of Chicago, but you can't.....well, you know the rest.)
To: Deo volente
Natural or Unalienable rights were not Jefferson’s idea. We can especially thank John Locke and Saint Thomas Aquinas.
BUT, Jefferson and the other founders and framers were the first to put the theory into practice. If not miracles, our Declaration and Constitution were close.
posted on 09/10/2009 4:56:19 PM PDT
(It is only in the context of Natural Law that the Declaration and Constitution form a coherent whole)
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