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.
While they might be convenient and sometimes in need, these are not ‘rights’ that warrant government infringement on the rights of others to secure them.
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?
American conservatives always seem to think they are losing, but compared to the rest of the English-speaking world they are absolutely winning.
Surrogacy does not serve human relationships. Surrogacy severs human relationships, which damages our shared human future.
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.
In his obsessive pursuit of President Trump, Robert Mueller has deprived Trump of his right to the counsel of his choice. Setting this precedent for Trump sets it for everyone.
The core of the incel issue isn’t related to rights at all. Rather than the nature of a right to sex, what’s at stake is the nature of a duty to die.
In a properly functioning America like the Founders envisioned, a repeal of the Second Amendment would be virtually meaningless.
Not only is there no constitutional warrant for securing ‘dignity,’ but the equal protection of such a right is impossible. Relying on government to ensure it results in state-imposed orthodoxy.
Despite its roots in American independence, the Fourth of July is incomplete without understanding and celebrating Lincoln too.
In his response to the Alexandria shooting, Rep. Mo Brooks shows what it means to keep a firm grasp on your principles under fire–literally.
A closer look at the Founders’ thought about government shows their political philosophy that culminated in the Constitution was anything but libertarian.
Progressives keep using the language of ‘rights’ to excuse and facilitate their agenda. But the word doesn’t mean what they think it means.
The readily observable fact that we no longer think politically in terms of unalienable rights is a perfect measure of how much we have abandoned the Founders’ vision.
Freedom at its core is the ability to do what I ought, not simply what I want.
In the battle between orginalism and judicial restraint, law professor Randy Barnett argues originalism is more important for restoring the Constitution.
Science and non-religious morality provide the proof one needs that an unborn child is a distinct human being who deserves legal and societal protection.
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