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…It’s the RIGHTS, stupid…

…It’s the RIGHTS, stupid…

[Editors note: The ubiquitous Mommabear has written in and decided to stick one of her fragrant paws into the BlogWarstm maelstrom]

Everyone seems to forget that, in the beginning, middle, and end, it boils down to:

The Constitution of The United States of America starts out and continues to enumerate the Rights of The People that are The Given in a set of constructed rules. It does NOT say that these Rights are something that the formation of a government created. Instead, it says that they exist and must be acknowledged before anything else can proceed. Most people argue about them from a backward direction, thereby inducing fatal errors into their arguments.

MommaBear

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