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Natural Rights, the Declaration, and the Constitution, Part 3

Written By: Jacob G. Hornberger  |  Posted: Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

           The Bill of Rights should actually have been called the Bill of Prohibitions because it actually doesn't give any rights to anyone. Instead, it expressly prohibits the federal government from infringing the fundamental rights of the people.

            Our American ancestors understood that people's rights don't come from the government or from the Constitution. They come from nature and God. It is the responsibility of government to protect, not damage or destroy, the exercise of such rights.

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