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To: TigersEye
No, you still don't understand. The raison d'etre of government, all government, is to protect the God-given, unalienable rights of the people, starting with the supreme right, the right to live. It's not optional. There is no "state right" to do anything else. If there was such an option, those rights would be considered man-granted, not God-given.

This is the most fundamental principle of American self-government.

"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..."

35 posted on 01/16/2013 10:10:12 PM PST by EternalVigilance (It's amazing how expensive "free" can be.)
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To: EternalVigilance

That is not and was not the argument. I have always accepted those principles as unassailable. The disagreement was about how to get the law, on all levels, in accord with that. The fact that you still don’t get that says a lot about how little you are capable of understanding. It’s unbelievable that you are still conflating the core principles with the means of changing the law. There is no correlation between the two. None. The first are immutable perfect truths of life. The second are simply the imperfect ways and means of human interaction.


36 posted on 01/16/2013 10:25:09 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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