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"Why Obama Won't Embrace the Declaration of Independence



Great article, very revealing.


"Why Obama Won't Embrace the Declaration of Independence

The administration's admission of sins to the UN is just the latest example.

"........Why would Obama eschew, or even dislike, the Declaration?  Because it plainly and powerfully asserts that the sole purpose of all just governments is to secure “certain unalienable Rights,” or rights that we possess by nature. Obama calls these, with some justification, “negative rights.”  Such “negative” rights are possessed by all of humanity (though they are often denied by oppressive governments or individuals) and are granted by nature or nature’s God. The Obama administration’s report to the UN, however, says that language in the UDHR “suggests the kinds of obligations — both positive and negative — that governments have with regard to their citizens” (emphases added).  Such “positive” rights are man-made, are granted by government, and can therefore be taken away by government. Moreover, they always come at the expense of “negative” rights. The Declaration only condones such taking when it’s done in the interest of protecting the natural, “negative” rights to which Obama doesn’t want his reach to be limited......."


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Rick GComment by Rick G - September 1, 2010, 9:13 am
The original document doesn't mention negative or positive rights (because there is no such thing in a non-Orwellian world).

Govt does not have the power to grant or deny rights, we already have them. The right to life, liberty and pursuit of happiness is non-negotiable. We also have the right to abolish the govt and begin anew with one that understands the meaning of 'rights'.

And let's close down Harvard...judging from its graduates, it's the worst law school on the planet. They are not teaching law, they are teaching how to circumvent law.
konaneComment by konane - September 1, 2010, 10:31 am
Thanks Rick! Sage comments as always!

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