natural rights

An interesting proposition

by Skip July 9, 2017

D. Hawthorne over at American Greatness has something on which to contemplate given the trajectory this country is following when compared to what the Founders intended: The American Founding: The Declaration’s Natural Rights ? Individual Character Formation to Create Good Citizens Capable of Self-Government ? Culture with Vibrant Mediating Institutions ? Limited Government versus Today’s […]

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by Tom September 8, 2016

There are three types of rights – Natural, Civil and Political. Natural Rights are those that are “believed to exist out of the nature of the individual human being, such as Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness“.  These Natural Rights, among others, were espoused in our Declaration of Independence. The protection of these Natural Rights was codified in the US […]

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by Steve MacDonald January 8, 2016
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James Madison | National Gazette, March 29, 1792 This term in its particular application means “that dominion which one man claims and exercises over the external things of the world, in exclusion of every other individual.” In its larger and juster meaning, it embraces every thing to which a man may attach a value and […]

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Notable Quote – Samuel Adams

by Skip September 29, 2015

Among the natural rights of the colonists are these: First a right to life, secondly to liberty, and thirdly to property; together with the right to defend them in the best manner they can. -Samuel Adams, Founding Father What would he think of our current Government, and those running for it, that willy-nilly and willingly […]

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Really, NH State Rep. Len DiSesa, to be part of NH Society we give up Constitutional Rights?

by Skip April 26, 2015

SB116, the “Constitutional Carry” bill by which any person who is permitted to own a firearm would no longer have to apply for and posses a pistol license to carry it concealed is the current gun bill being decided in the NH House.  Of course, there are all kinds of claims that ne’er-do-wells, criminals, and […]

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Whose Rights Are They?

by Steve MacDonald February 19, 2015
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Natural rights. What are they? How do you know what they are? Where do they come from? Whose rights are they and what is governments role with regard to them?    Listen to the entire Podcast here Follow us on YouTube, USTREAM, Facebook, and Twitter …and take us with you on iTunes, iHeart Radio, Spreaker, […]

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So what is Mayor Bloomberg getting for his $50 million anti-gun campaigns?

by Skip April 21, 2014

You know, you just can’t make this up!  First he announces his new anti-gun umbrella organization, Everytown, and it immediately gets “repurposed” immediately on social media as Rick points out here.  One would think that for $50 Mil, somebody would have thought to secure that FB page (and at least the state level ones) and […]

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by Skip February 15, 2014

Just thought I’d opine on something that Grokster Ed had already brought up (had problems the ‘Net going up and down during the storm earlier in the week, so I’ve been rather silent last few days).  One of my Samsphere buddies, WTH, had an opinion that he had sent along  via email as well: The […]

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And so it begins……….

by Susan Olsen January 10, 2013

HB 135 – AS INTRODUCED 2013 SESSION 13-0281 04/09 HOUSE BILL 135 AN ACT relative to physical force in defense of a person and relative to the definition of non-deadly force. SPONSORS: Rep. Shurtleff, Merr 11 COMMITTEE: Criminal Justice and Public Safety ANALYSIS This bill: I. Eliminates the provision allowing a person to use deadly […]

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Has a REVOLVER. Shoots Intruder 5 times. Hits six times. He’s still moving. Know what the problem was?

by Skip January 7, 2013

“Revolvers are what the gun grabbers wish to reduce us to – if even that.” While the weak-kneed gun grabbers are all thinking that eliminating guns is the answer comes this story that should make themselves grovel in front of this lady; from Loganville, GA: A woman hiding in her attic with children shot an […]

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Notable Quote – Dr. Thomas L. Krannawiter

by Skip January 26, 2012

In the Progressive view, the ends of government cannot be limited to protecting natural rights, because nature supplies no rights, and positive rights created by government change over time. Thus limited government is replaced with government of unlimited power and scope, what some political scientists call the administrative state. Rejecting natural justice, the liberal mind […]

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