Inalienable Rights

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    I agree. We need more heroin and other drugs in red states, so people can kill themselves and thin the herd
     
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    It went out right after the constitution was wrote, with the slaves, women, and the poor. Also all men(humans) are not really created equal , are they?
     
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    I fear we will soon get to see how people determine how to treat other people. My guess is however it benefits a group's political power. We are already seeing advocates for the 'other side is evil, so we can do whatever we want to them.' Getting rid of God is seen to be a great achievement to some, now we get to see how people treat other people without the concept. I'm guessing it will be just as bad or worse than any of the past atrocities done in the name of religion.
     
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    Over 70 percent of the US is religious so I doubt it is so soon going out.
     
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    The doctrine of inalienable rights manifests as a consequence of our being human, separate and apart from religious dogma.

    Indeed, religion is often in conflict with our inalienable rights, such as Christian conservatives seeking to deny gay and transgender Americans their rights and protected liberties.
     
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    I wish I could give this post two stars, Dusty.


    I'd like to add this modifier.....there is no Western Civilization sans the basis of the Judeo-Christian religion and morality.

    Our Founders knew it, and that's the source of our rights, our Creator.



    "If there's no God - making ourselves the source of ethics for everybody, or declaring that nobody can be the source of ethics for anybody, and therefore morality is, again, purely subjective. Abortion may be legal, and a woman’s right….but this doesn’t it is ethically right.

    The Greeks believed in a version of same in which they placed deformed babies on the hillside. The reason I use the Greek example of ugly children is not because we do it today, but because they had reason on their side. Reason supports a lot of things, as for example, a very liberal position on abortion.

    If there is no God, "Love your neighbor as yourself" is just a good idea. That's why it is written, incidentally, in Leviticus, "Love your neighbor as yourself, I am God." I, God, tell you to be decent to other people."
    Dennis Prager
     
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