from February 2016, Culture
A recent link from Dennis Prager’s, Prager University Instagram account spawned some thoughts that are worth sharing.
The idea of government in America had a glorious beginning. America’s foundational concept was that men, by right, ought to be free. Self-governance was the goal. Centralized forms of government should be pre-determined and limited. The original 13 colonies developed a compact to serve certain, specified national interests.
The main interest of that federal compact was to secure individual rights. The rights of the individual are foundational, eternal and set the stage for our nation’s premiere document–The Declaration of Independence.
These rights are self-evident endowments from our Creator. They carry enormous weight because all men are created equal. Five unalienable rights are identified: