Siblinginbox sent the following:


The Constitution has experienced somewhat of a resurgence in the last several years, perhaps because of the polarization of political opinions in the United States as well as attempts by presidents from both parties attempts consume more power for the executive branch. The revelations about National Security Agency, efforts to censor speech, expand gun control laws are just the tip of the iceberg of attempts to trample the rights guaranteed by the Bill of Rights.

In his presidential proclamation marking Constitution Day, President Barack Obama offered some insight into how he views the Bill of Rights. “Our Constitution reflects the values we cherish as a people and the ideals we strive for as a  society,” Obama said in the release. “It secures the privileges we enjoy as citizens, but also demands participation, responsibility, and service to our country and to one another.”

http://www.unitedliberty.org/articles/18613-obama-marks-constitution-day-by-calling-referring-to-our-constitutional-rights-as-pri?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

H/T  http://pjmedia.com/instapundit/195151/#respond

Notice that zero removed the proper name of this that was even ensconced in the title.  Take a moment to consider the attack he just perpetrated.  By using that word, zero is trying to remove the position of God in our country.

What is a right?  It is that given by God enjoyed by the individual and not under subjection by the state.  That’s why our founders used the big ideas of “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.”  Note that these are each characteristics for the individual and not subject to the labors of another.  (On that note, realize that health care cannot be a right as it is totally dependent upon the labor of another.)  That which is truly a right is what gets defended, even when we disagree totally with the response the other individual has in a situation.  From this comes the statement: “I don’t agree with what you say, but will defend to the death your right to say it.”  That is application of a right.  A privilege is the key presented to me as an employee of the business.  I now have the privilege to enter the building at will as I have access.  The authorities may remove that privilege and I lose my key and the abilities given thereby.  This is the level at which zero presents our Constitution.  Not as a recognition of God given rights which are to be defended against all enemies foreign or domestic, but rather a privilege which can be doled out by those in authority to underlings.  Hear the socialism in this voice: “demands participation, responsibility, and service to our country and to one another.”  Only Marxism demands that – from each according to his ability to each according to his need.  The needy are in the best position in this scenario, therefore, every country under this mindset suffers.

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