If you’ve been paying attention over the last 48-hours you have certainly heard that Ted Cruz is Evil for a Major Reason.
Senator Cruz believes in God.
And as a result, Mr. Cruz believes that the Creator endowed all of us with Inalienable Rights. In other words, our rights come from our Creator… not Men.
Well there you go.
Those who support the “educated” idea that our rights come from Man cannot allow such apostacy to be uttered without laser-focused derision being poured upon it.
Clearly, to them, Ted Cruz is an idiot because of such a stupid idea.
I too believe in unalienable rights being bestowed upon us by our Creator…
However, I do not believe one needs to believe in God to accept this as the Enlightened Ideological premise protecting all of us from Tyranny, Oppression and Slavery.
I have good company. Namely the Founding Fathers.
The Founders were of varied Religious beliefs. Indeed, primarily Judeo-Christian. But they have divisions even within those ranks. The language chosen for the Founding Documents was crafted with extreme intent. They knew full well that Locke’s idea of Natural Law is justified by a belief in a Creator, Nature or for that matter The Universe. The simple fact a Human Individual exists is all it takes. And, The United States was going to be the First… and sadly after 250-years still the only, country on Earth to overtly build a society based on this Revolutionary Enlightenment Philosophy. That is why America is Exceptional.
To put it simply, this idea that all of us have certain inalienable rights just because We Exist is why the United States Stands Alone.
It is no surprise that there are those who scoff at such an idea.
Specifically, because this idea stands in the way of Force. It obstructs those who wish to control us… persuade us… nudge us… into the choices they have decided are, well, ‘best’ for us. It prevents them from Forcing the Few to Sacrifice to the Many. It is the enemy of Social Democracy… otherwise known as Mob Rule.
The Remarkable Idea that being born gives one rights that are not ‘allowed’ by edict from a benevolent ruler… or group… is a profound irritant to those who seek Power over You.
It is why many of us out here claim, without hesitation, that many of our elected politicians Hate the very Constitution they have sworn to protect. Because they do.
How do I know?
The brilliance of the men who designed this country left us with a governing structure that possessed the mechanics to change it if needed… Those who Hate the Revolutionary Statement embedded in the Founding Documents are not interested in this mechanism because it necessarily alerts you to what They want to do.
And if there were ever an Axiom… Those that want to do Bad things To You can Never let you Know they Want to do Bad things To You.
You wouldn’t like that. (Which is also why the Founders made “The Right to Bear Arms” second only to “The Right to Free Speech”.)
All of this will help you identify those people with whom you should disagree. At a minimum, hold suspect.
Be Warned! These people exist on Both Sides of ‘the aisle’.
I would offer All Democrats (As their Governing Philosophy is built upon the Foundation of Marxism) as well as a Majority of Republicans (As many of them subscribe to flavors of Marxist Socialism but lie to you to get elected.). This doesn’t even address those outside of the aisle such as the Independents, Greens, Socialists, Communists and all other segments of political spice.
In the End, I expect resistance, and the type of derision I mention above, to come from ‘all sides’ when it comes to men like Republican Ted Cruz. I suggest you’ll see such rhetoric coming from Democrats AND Republicans when Republican Rand Paul announces. (Paul subscribes to the same foundation of Individual Rights.)
They are men of Principle.
They are not men of “getting along” or “working together” when it runs counter to the Original Intent of Individual Freedom and Liberty and Fiscal Responsibility.
Don’t fall into this trap.
Don’t discount a person who holds your Individuality as sacred because they do, or do not, believe.
While it doesn’t hurt, you don’t need to believe in God to understand the Wisdom in protecting the Individual.
Dust off your Thomas Payne (Age of Reason) and tell me I’m wrong.
March 24th, 2015 at 5:58 pm
Awesome post, Mike! Yes to this a dozen times over, “However, I do not believe one need to believe in God to accept this as the Enlightened Ideological premise protecting all of us from Tyranny, Oppression and Slavery.”
It’s a mindset, an attitude, an ideal. Our rights are inalienable, not something bestowed upon us by a benevolent government. Naturally I would prefer that people believe in God, but people can believe in a tree for all I care, just so long as they understand that there exists an authority higher than man. When we fail to get that basic premise, government becomes the highest authority and as such, the one we are mandated to unconditionally answer to. That bodes well for absolutely no one.
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March 24th, 2015 at 5:52 pm
Reblogged this on just another day in paradise and commented:
For our God given, not for sell, individual rights.