Government Isn’t the Creator of (Our) Rights

Originally Posted April 14, 2012 By Anthony W. Hager |American Thinker

Whether a politician’s words constitute a flagrant faux pas or innocent slip of the tongue often depends on the offender’s party affiliation.  Democrats can commit untimely gaffes with relative impunity.  But for Republicans to utter supposed misstatements is proof-positive that conservatives are knuckle-draggers.  According to some commentators, Rick Santorum committed such a verbal error while countering claims that government-mandated health care is a fundamental right.

“Rights come from our creator,” Santorum declared.  “They are protected by the Constitution of this country.  Rights should not and cannot be created by a government because any time a government creates a right, they can take that right away.”

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