natural rights

Rights to Life, Liberty, Property Deemed Optional

Jon Cassidy, The American Spectator

You don’t have to agree with Black Lives Matter, and I certainly don’t, to recognize that the law must be impartial to retain its moral gravity, its power to compel. The alternative is rule by men, by coercion. In other words, if the law becomes so degraded that it no longer protects my life or property, then why would I respect it? If the courts themselves can’t even behave lawfully, then what could they expect from me?

Freedom for Me, But Not for Thee

Andrew Napolitano, Reason.com

Sen. Feinstein has no problem with experiments with Amer. liberties, unless she and her staff are the victims. The gov't derives its powers from the people's consent and must recognize that in areas of natural rights no one, not even a majority, can consent to their surrender for us. 

A Lesson From George Washington's Letter to the Hebrew Congregation at Newport

To George Washington freedom of conscience and religion were natural rights and one of the great achievements of the American Revolution was "no more that toleration is spoken of as if it were the indulgence of one class of people that another enjoyed the exercise of their inherent natural rights..."