“Our rights come from the Constitution of the United States of America.”
This is a quote from a letter-to-the-editor that appears in today’s News & Observer. My first reaction was, “Incredible, but not surprising.” The first thing I though of was that this statement was direct evidence of successful of the indoctrination by the taxpayer-funded, government-controlled educating system (otherwise known as public schools).
The only thing unusual about the letter was that the writer stated the view so directly and clearly. Because this is exactly what the ruling elites who control and run the Democratic and Republican parties believe. Individual rights do not exist, except by the magnanimous and benevolent grant from government – the State.
America’s Founding Fathers had an entirely different view, of course, but anyone today who actually believes the “self-evident” truths that all people are “endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights” is “scary” in the writers view.