Written on Saturday, January 25, 2014 by Rebecca Wilde
matter how old you are or what political philosophy you prefer, America is not
as free as when you were born. Before any of us were born, our forefathers gave
us the Constitution, not to spell out our rights, but to recognize that we have
rights that are natural or God-given that the government neither grants nor may
infringe. But the Constitution does not guarantee anyone anything whatsoever.
Only America’s adherence to the Constitution could do that. To the extent that
we see it as the unique document that it is and revere it and cherish and
defend the rights it represents, it protects us, in its way. But, ultimately,
it is the people in a constitutional republic who stand up for constitutional
rights, if the people are to retain them.
fear we no longer enjoy constitutional rights, rights that are God-given and
self-evident. I make that provocative assertion, based not on a study of case
law or court rulings, but on the way I and my fellow citizens live and look at
the society around us and our government and our freedom. Lawyers and scholars
can debate the Constitution’s specifics and make scholarly legal arguments, but
we ordinary citizens can understand whether or not we fear the government......To Read More....