The rhetoric of rights is appealing. Label whatever you want a ‘right’ and you tip the scales in your favor. However appealing the tactic may be, however, is conceptually incorrect and politically dangerous.
These are the changes Republicans should make to federal gun laws, once they again hold the White House and both houses of Congress.
All people deserve religious freedom, but as the human rights movement drifts away from nature and reason, those principles become harder to protect.
Thomas Jefferson’s first draft held that our rights were ‘sacred and undeniable.’ What did we lose or gain by this change to America’s founding document?
Too many have distorted or forgotten the words of the Declaration of Independence. In our defense of liberty, we cannot abandon the text’s core principles.
An understanding of rights that does not allow them all to be obtained simultaneously is wholly incoherent. The Kansas Supreme Court seems not to care.
Our laws are intended to be an expression of our God-given ability to reason.
The top of Freedom Tower was lit in pink to celebrate the signing of a bill that promises to kill more humans than terrorists ever will.
When one fully embraces cultural relativism, human rights violations––like funeral pyres and child sex abuse––become very difficult to identify.
Too many Americans don’t really know what our rights and freedoms mean.
While both camps make their fair share of arguments, their reluctance to directly engage the other side makes it unlikely that society will progress towards a better understanding of this highly divisive issue.
This is tantamount to saying that individuals have the right to use and occupy someone else’s property against his will. This is a wholesale denial of property and sovereignty rights.
Any lasting resolution to our gridlock and polarization will come only with a political realignment in which the winning coalition dominates national politics for a generation or more.
Ireland’s abortion legalization erodes the very foundations of human dignity upon which self-government depends.
It may sound like a paradox, but history has proven that striving for collective good results in collective harm. But striving for freedom results in something akin to collective good.
The protection of liberty that we have in the Second Amendment is still timely, and it will be as long as human nature retains its propensity for evil.
The Scottish Enlightenment was an explosion of creative intellectual energy. It arrived just in time to have a decisive influence on the American Founders.
In a properly functioning America like the Founders envisioned, a repeal of the Second Amendment would be virtually meaningless.
A generation of progressive activists have grown up with the same fear, paranoia, social disdain, and prejudice that I did, and they are leading massive advocacy groups today.
Our rights aren’t contingent on a cost-benefit analysis. Whether guns are risky isn’t the point, but whether guns are a reasonable means of self-defense.
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