Natural rights authorize a man to do whatever he can and wants to do. But when he enters into a society, both he and his neighbor need their rights protected from infringement by the other. That’s what government is for. But here is the rub; there must be a balance between a citizen’s over-use of his rights and the tyranny…Continue reading Natural Rights and Government
A Secular Proof of God-given Rights The entire nation holds that our laws should not rest on any religious tenet or tradition. That’s a good thing. However, the secularists have had their way with our laws and our religious symbols for many decades. They have won the arguments because, as nonbelievers, their ideas seemed inherently secular. The rest of us…Continue reading Beating the Secularist at His Own Game
The following is a list of frequently claimed human rights with a brief description of their origins. Some are fundamental, others are a derivative of a fundamental right. Still others are not rights at all but rather an abstract appeal to some human sensibility. These latter “rights” turn out to confuse the meaning of the word “right”. What Is a…Continue reading A List of Rights and Their Origins
But can you imagine how different impeachment proceedings would look if a Senator were appointed by his state legislature?
The powers and authorities of the physical universe show us the origins of human rights. The highest of these, the right to choose, points to the best form of government.
Many years ago the yo-yo was the school fad. Every kid in school had to have one and those who developed some skill and could make them “loop” or “sleep” were the coolest people around. Now the cool thing in our society is to be “dating” or in some relationship with sexual overtones. It’s cool to say that you are…Continue reading Gender Bullying
The two sexes have suddenly given rise to a gender explosion — the big bang of the sexual universe. Well, that’s what the gender mongers would have us think. However, everything is the same as always. There aren’t any new genders, only new definitions for old words. Words are the atoms of thought so when definitions get mangled, everything gets confused.…Continue reading The Gender Explosion
The Confederacy was a failed attempt at a co-op among the 13 colonies whose revolution made them sovereign nations. When the Confederacy failed, the need for unification became clear. Each of these nations/states had their own constitution. Those 13 constitutions protected the rights of the people from the oppression they had just escaped. Today, Constitution Day 2019, we celebrate 13…Continue reading Celebrating 13 Constitutions
The pro-gunners want Congress to do this, and the anti-gunners what Congress to do that. Same for religious issues. Well, there are 102 major legislative bodies in the United States. Most of them have authority to write laws about guns and religion. Can you name the two that don’t have that authority? The first amendment says “Congress shall make no…Continue reading God and Guns
The logical fallacy behind the wall of separation between church and state has been hidden in plain sight for over two centuries. A little logic reveals the misconception and explains its power to legalize prejudice. Because the wall is founded on an inadvertent delusion, we should expect to find symptoms of that error on both sides of the wall. And…Continue reading The Fallacy that Became a Wall of Separation