Dcapetto wrote: Where does it say god given anything? Here is our constitution find me the passage that says god given. The Newest Liberal Criminal Assault The Right To Self Defense
Dear Comrade Cap,
Books are for reading, not just for burning.
"Man ... must necessarily be subject to the laws of his Creator. This will of his Maker is called the law of nature.... This law of nature...is of course superior to any other.... No human laws are of any validity, if contrary to this: and such of them as are valid derive all their force...from this original." - Sir William Blackstone
This is why in the country’s founding document, the Declaration of Independence, the founders referred to certain rights that men were “endowed” with that were “unalienable”-- that is rights that could not be taken away from men.
To do so would be contrary to nature.
Governments were formed amongst men to secure those rights, not grant them.
But I’m glad you brought it up because this is what is at the crux of the dispute between NeoLibs and the rest of the country.
And, of course, this is why liberals like you have so screwed up government these days.
Obama and his cohorts-- like you-- really do think that governments grant rights to citizens, when in fact, governments grant nothing. Governments only derive their powers from the consent of the governed to secure rights.
But in Obama’s view-- and yours-- not only do governments grant rights to citizens, he thinks that governments also have the ability to make up new rights for certain sections of the population.
And here’s why he does: Obama believes that there is no such thing as natural law.
And he believes this because to believe the the contrary would have to admit of some higher law or being, like God.
And he must not admit of that or his scheme of government won’t work. Natural law, you see, admits of limitations to government.
“When We The People allow the government to grant us ‘rights’ such as health care or education,” writes Jason McNew in American Thinker, “we are now making the government the purveyor of our rights, instead of our Creator. If you think this is okay, you are a fool and there is a boxcar or relocation camp waiting for you or your descendants someday.”
McNew then ask readers to peruse a copy of Chapter X of the 1936 CONSTITUTION OF THE USSR.
Unlike the U.S. constitution, which is a document that limits government power to secure the rights of man, the Commie constitution is a list of affirmative powers granted the government to regulate the lives of citizens.
It reads like the Party Platform of the Democrats circa 2012 and beyond:
ARTICLE 118. Citizens of the U.S.S.R. have the right to work, that is, are guaranteed the right to employment and payment for their work in accordance With its quantity and quality.
The right to work is ensured by the socialist organization of the national economy, the steady growth of the productive forces of Soviet society, the elimination of the possibility of economic crises, and the abolition of unemployment.
ARTICLE 119. Citizens of the U.S.S.R. have the right to rest and leisure. The right to rest and leisure is ensured by the reduction of the working day to seven hours for the overwhelming majority of the workers, the institution of annual vacations with full pay for workers and employees and the provision of a wide network of sanatoria, rest homes and clubs for the accommodation of the working people.
ARTICLE 120. Citizens of the U.S.S.R. have the right to maintenance in old age and also in case of sickness or loss of capacity to work. This right is ensured by the extensive development of social insurance of workers and employees at state expense, free medical service for the working people and the provision of a wide network of health resorts for the use of the working people.
ARTICLE 121. Citizens of the U.S.S.R. have the right to education. This right is ensured by universal, compulsory elementary education; by education, including higher education, being free of charge; by the system of state stipends for the overwhelming majority of students in the universities and colleges; by instruction in schools being conducted in the native Ianguage, and by the organization in the factories, state farms, machine and tractor stations and collective farms of free vocational, technical and agronomic training for the working people.
ARTICLE 122. Women in the U.S.S.R. are accorded equal rights with men in all spheres of economic, state, cultural, social and political life. The possibility of exercising these rights is ensured to women by granting them an equal right with men to work, payment for work, rest and leisure, social insurance and education, and by state protection of the interests of mother and child, prematernity and maternity leave with full pay, and the provision of a wide network of maternity homes, nurseries and kindergartens.
Jnapishere wrote: Yes, it nice to think of Christmas as a holiday that everyone likes and enjoys but suppose an Islamist group wanted to do the same thing at a school when celebrating the birth of Mohammad and asked all women that bring gifts to wear a head scarf, as a sign of respect and the men to grow a beard? " In The Name of All Humans: Let’s Separate The Poor From Their Shoe Boxes
Dear Comrade J-Nap,
I don’t think too many 12-year old boys can grow beards so I’m really not worried. But I don’t think people would have a problem with burquas, per se, if it weren’t for the barbarity of the practices it represents towards women, like female circumcision, chattel slavery, violations of natural rights, etc.
I go to a Eastern Catholic church where some women wear veils. No one thinks twice about it.
Yes, Christmas is a holiday that people enjoy. 95 percent of Americans celebrate Christmas in some form.
Do you know why?
Because in the ways that man can measure things, the Western way of life has proved far superior to the economic, religious and societal models practiced by others, including Islam.
Free markets and free societies are responsible for lifting more people out of poverty than any two forces in history. Free markets and free societies are the natural result of the spread of Judeo-Christian values.
Anyway, at issue was a piece of paper espousing Christian ideas that came along with gifts for poor kids.
What a horror!
No one was actually proselytizing about Christ at schools.
If Islamists wanted to distribute gift boxes instead of beheading people with bread and butcher knives, I think most people would have a different reaction to radical Islam than they do today.
Which dude with a beard would you rather have representing the best of America?
Santa Claus or an Ayatollah?
Goldilocks wrote: I understand why conservatives oppose liberals. But I do not understand their personal attacks. Obama, Stupid Liar, Or Just Stupid Liar
Dear Comrade Goldi,
Duh. Because liberals like you make it so much fun!
Field_Left_Blank wrote: Radical change is not inherently wrong. Sometimes fundamental principles, values, and laws need to be changed. Learn to deal with that and you'll probably be a lot happier. Stupid Stuff My President Says
Dear Comrade Blank,
Radical change is what the United States is all about.
The Declaration of Independence was radical. The Constitution was radical. Universal suffrage was radical. Female Suffrage was radical. Electing a black man president of the United States was radical. I support all of that, yet I remain a conservative.
“America is conservative in fundamental principles,” wrote economist Gunnar Myrdal in 1942, “but the principles conserved are liberal and some, indeed, are radical."
Of course when Myrdal says “liberal” he means it in the classic sense, not the perversion of today.
“Classical liberalism is a philosophy committed to the ideal of limited government and liberty of individuals,” says Princeton University, “including freedom of religion, speech, press, assembly, and free markets.”
Today individual rights are being stripped away in an effort to appease the god of social liberals in the ruling elite, the government.
The classical liberal ideals on which our country was founded are under assault.
It’s barbaric, not radical. It’s not even what most social liberals want.
This won’t end well.
SageAdvice2013 wrote: “The Mesquite Police Dept issued a statement in this case,” writes former Harris County prosecutor Katherine Cabaniss. “They reported that they did not believe the homeowner should have felt threatened by the burglar’s actions. John, there is something wrong above. Houston is in Harris County. Mesquite is a Dallas suburb, not a Harris county or Houston suburb. I would have to get out a map to know for sure, but I believe Mesquite is in Dallas County. The Newest Liberal Criminal Assault The Right To Self Defense
You probably should have opened a map then.
Of course I should have opened one too. Mesquite is just outside Dallas, not Houston.
The mistake was mine.
Moonbat Exterminator wrote: Was there an editorial error or is this a repeat of last Sunday's column? - Save Obamacare: Tax the French!
I re-run columns two days per week generally, except in the case of illness or emergency when I might (gasp!) run…a column, um, twice…. Actually I don’t think I have ever run repeats of columns three times in a week.
It gives me a few days off from writing every week and I think I already write more than any columnist that I know of.
Generally I’ve been doing one column per day, plus the radio show, plus a blog entry.
Also, MOST Importantly the number of comrades is down sharply since the NSA, IRS and various other scandals have shut the mouths of the Trolling Scribes from the Left. Since the comrades often leave me little to work with, I’ve gone to writing comrade columns every other week.
Let's face it: Doctor Roy and Erucynut just aren't First Team All American Trollers.
rightmostofthetime wrote: It would seem a simple matter to add to the title, "This is a repeat of Ransom's column on xx/xx/xx." Basic courtesy to the readers would seem to dictate that, but Ransom does this all the time. -Save Obamacare: Tax the French!
Dear Comrade Wrong,
I have heard this suggestion several times and have ignored it because...I run a business. You might notice that we have ads on the page.
Yes, I know you find it difficult to understand but I choose business practices that maximize my profits here at Townhall Finance.
I know you find it irksome, but I want the site to be more successful every day and I have to balance pageviews against individual readers’ desires. To be honest, I think I’m one of the more responsive columnists you’ll find on the pages of any newspaper or internet site.
goldilocks wrote: So is it better the second time around? -Save Obamacare: Tax the French!
Dear Comrade Gold,
Generally speaking, yes, columns actually do better the second time around.
The number of readers, the numbers of readers who read the whole column, time on site, and comments usually do better on the re-run.
Besides the comrade columns, I usually pick columns for repeat that for various reasons didn’t get bigger readership the first time.
Drayburn wrote: Give that some real thought will you. Republican party and there leaders setting on there fat humps in Washington have been in this practice for years, greasing there greedy little fingers from those companies and countries all over the world. OPEC is one of the highest on the payout list to the Republican Party members, making up the rule and covering the profits. Whom is it that wants this sand oil so badly out of Candia does the big R come to mind. What President made the move on Iraq? Which I still say that was a OPEC oil war. The son of Bush Sr. and Jr. oil partners family out of Arabia didn't even like that deal. Proof is in what you can see not in what is said. Good luck on getting the proof these fine businessmen will float you in the ocean for the monies they play with.Government Spy on Us, Government Feed Us, Government Maximus
Dear Comrade Bray,
Quick call poison control. You’re apparently taking way too much of your medication. If you have any activated charcoal in powder form in your house you should probably take some right now.
While I realize that you wrote these comments a week or more ago, and activated charcoal won’t save you, I just think it would be funny to know that you’re actually swallowing activated charcoal in powder form.
It would kind of be like doing the cinnamon challenge. Attention Comrade Goldilocks...see fun below.
I’m not sure from your prose, your punctuation and your points if you’re paralyzed from the hair down and you’re typing with your nose or if you’re just a product of public schools.
If it’s the former: congratulations! Great Job.
If it’s the latter: er…
That’s it for this week,