Read through Founders notes, the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, the Federalist and anti-Federalists papers and it becomes clear that they believed that our Rights came from simply being human – gifts from God and Nature’s God. They are not bestowed upon any of us by the fact that Government exists. In fact the existence of Government was to act as a bulwark against anyone taking those Rights away – to protect that which a Higher Power has given.
Well, since most Progressives / Socialists / Democrats (all in the same feather nest) believe more in Government than in God, it is easy to see why they insist that Government has to grant more and more entitlements but wraps their actions in the ideas of Rights and dummies down their definitions to where anything and everything is a Right – and must be handed to you.
And one no longer has to wonder why there is such a political schism in the country and why there is gridlock in DC and in Concord. There can be little agreement on how to make things “better” when those ideas are polar opposites of each other. Conservatives are reaching down to our roots to rejuvenate our Founders vision that Individual Liberties are primary while Progressives are determined to place Government first.
There is compromise that can be had or reached. Either the Person is preeminent or Government is. Either you get to choose or Government does. I can tell you that Government’s choices will not be the ones you would make.
Choose wisely the next time you vote.