Tuesday, December 13, 2011

National Defense Authorization Act - #3488 -Judge Andrew Napolitano: What If Freedom Were Temporary - Townhall

What if our rights didn't come from God or from our humanity, but from the government? What if the government really thinks we're not unique individuals with immortal souls, but just public property? What if we were only entitled to our natural rights if it pleased the government? What if our rights could be stripped away whenever the government considers us to be its enemy? What if this could all be accomplished with the consent of the people? What if the people's own representatives subverted the Constitution? What if the people were so afraid that they accepted the subversion? What if the government demonizes an external enemy and uses fear of that enemy to suppress our freedoms? What if people are afraid to protest? Read more........  Steve Peters Commentary:  Are we not fighting to protect our way of life, and is that possible when we trade off individual liberties to our government in return for physical safety from the terrorists? Once we give up our liberties in the pursuit of terrorists, can we trust this government to willingly give back these individual freedoms, we voluntarily handed over to them?

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