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User Info To The Tea Party (And Related Organizations); entered at 2010-08-30 10:58:38
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Registered: 2008-11-20 Land of the fees Home of the slaves.
KD wrote..
I know this is going to be unpopular, but it needs to be said. I've seen this happening in some of the local Tea Party groups, and it saddens me. The local Niceville branch here featured people talking about "natural law" as an important qualifying factor for political candidacy, as just one of many examples. There were times I felt like I had walked into a Baptist sermon.

I am not sure what was being said, since I wasn't there, but IMO this is the number one reason we are losing our republic. Natural law was the cornerstone of the enlightenment, of rational thought. It was the idea that each individual is sovereign with inalienable rights, or rights which cannot be defined by any kind of legal document or even a constitution. These rights are inherently ours, some say that God created man with these rights others say they are ours by our humanity. The core of this idea is the right to self ownership, you own yourself and all other rights are derived from this idea. If one should say that the constitution or bill of rights defines or gives us these rights, then those rights are subject to the governing authority, to give or to take.

What is the liberal agenda other than taking your property and redistributing it to others who have a greater need? In the bailouts, those with the greater need where the TBTF banks, their position in society was deemed more important or critical than a sovereign individual's right to keep their property and the wealth was redistributed to the banks via the bailouts. This is epidemic in political thought, the idea of collectivism or that the needs of the collective outweigh the needs or rights of the individual.

I have no doubt that those persons at the rally have this idea all muddled up and their concept of natural rights extends only in a religious sense. But IMO if we want our republic back, then we must once again embrace the idea of individual sovereignty and that the constitution limits government infringement upon our rights. These rights as I said are inalienable, non transferable by government they are ours simply because we own ourselves.
2010-08-30 10:58:38