Natural Law Today a Question of Rights

September 10, 2018

CNN commentator Chris Cuomo recently told Judge Roy Moore “Our rights do not come from God, your honor, and you know that. They come from man..."  This declaration would have come as a great surprise to Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, Alexander Hamilton or other any of America's Founding Fathers.  To a man they believed in fundamental, unalienable rights and were not reticent to say so.  Apparently, in Cuomo's telling, these natural, inherent, eternal rights somehow dried up over the last 200 years or so and were replaced by civil rights provided by man through civil government.  We'll take a brief look at how this change in our thinking occurred and what will be the consequences if a majority of Americans come to join Cuomo in his view. 
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Gary Porter is Executive Director of the Constitution Leadership Initiative, Inc., a project to inform Americans about the Founder’s view of their Constitution.  In addition to being a regular contributor to CT, he writes regularly for the Fairfax Free Citizen of Fairfax Virginia. Mr. Porter also teaches at various locations around Virginia.