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Originally posted by Light of Night
reply to post by SpectreDC
What led to the founding of the country was the overbearing demands of King George and the belief that the American colonies should keep most of what they produce.
Natural Law, is a failed Theory. If it was a proven theory then there would be no need for the Bill of Rights. Again as it has been mentioned the government started taking away rights when the constitution was adopted so they passed the Bill of Rights.
What people are failing to understand is that Natural Law is a complete failure. If it was a fact and did in fact exist there would be no need for the Bill of Rights. Nothing you say or believe refutes that fact.
Originally posted by SpectreDC
Unamerican people need to leave America
Originally posted by Jean Paul Zodeaux
Originally posted by hdutton
reply to post by Light of Night
It is always so sad when I find out just how IGNORANT some people are !!!!
If you would bother to read the U S Constitution you would learn that it was structured and written to restrain the power of the government.
The first ten amendments, or the Bill of Rights, were added to specify the "natural rights" which are to be assured to every one. They are also there to further limit the scope and power of the governments influence on our lives.
Like I said, you would know this if you would simply read the U S Constitution.
Originally posted by SpectreDC
When you say someone doesn't deserve the rights we have in this country, it is unamerican. When you say that someone needs to be granted our rights, it is unamerican. When you say that someone isn't allowed our rights because they have done something heinous, it is unamerican.
Originally posted by Benevolent Heretic
It would be nice if there was more attention paid to the Constitution and what it means, in public school, though.
Article 4 - The States
Section 4 - Republican Government
The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government,....
The liberty of a subject lieth therefore only in those things which, in regulating their actions, the sovereign hath pretermitted: such as is the liberty to buy, and sell, and otherwise contract with one another; to choose their own abode, their own diet, their own trade of life, and institute their children as they themselves think fit; and the like.
But it is an easy thing for men to be deceived by the specious name of liberty; and, for want of judgement to distinguish, mistake that for their private inheritance and birthright which is the right of the public only. And when the same error is confirmed by the authority of men in reputation for their writings on this subject, it is no wonder if it produce sedition and change of government. In these western parts of the world we are made to receive our opinions concerning the institution and rights of Commonwealths from Aristotle, Cicero, and other men, Greeks and Romans, that, living under popular states, derived those rights, not from the principles of nature, but transcribed them into their books out of the practice of their own Commonwealths, which were popular; as the grammarians describe the rules of language out of the practice of the time; or the rules of poetry out of the poems of Homer and Virgil. And because the Athenians were taught (to keep them from desire of changing their government) that they were freemen, and all that lived under monarchy were slaves; therefore Aristotle puts it down in his Politics "In democracy, liberty is to be supposed: for it is commonly held that no man is free in any other government."