Do our rights come from God or do they come from the government? Didn't Madison say that, "Our Constitution is made for a moral and religious people"?

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max atwood Profile
max atwood answered
There is no god. Men are the only gods and people blaming the government for bad things happening would be like a religious person blaming an animal for killing a person when that animal is a creation of that god and is controlled by that god. The government is just a creation of man and can only do bad when man forgets to keep it in check. Generations forget the lessons of previous generations due to time. But is all sill there, they're mistakes and they're successes we can still learn from them. And the lesson that i have found is that things are not as bad as we seem to want them to be. The government can not take away our rights nor can they give them to us. We can only earn them or give them away.
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Joseph Michael Wasik
Anonymous. I really thinks he hopes there's no God since he has a lot invested in there being no God. What do you think? --- Max - We don't earn our rights, my friend. These were given to us at our conception.
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max atwood commented
History would disagree. The greatest feats of man have been born out of sheer will of individuals. From the founding of nations to walking on the moon. Taking ones rights is the first step to any of that
Tony Newcastle
Tony Newcastle commented
Totally correct, Max.
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Peggy Burtwell answered
Our laws come from God (Ten Commandants) but gov't has corrupted those basic laws into whatever they like under the guise of "rights"  or "morals" which the gov't justifies if they fail to respect those laws and put themselves above those laws that the rest of us had better follow or else. I can not believe God intended for corrupt, power hungry & greedy men to  give   laws to follow. Our Constitution is for everyone - politicians seem to forget that.
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Peggy Burtwell answered
Our laws come from God (Ten Commandants) but gov't has corrupted those basic laws into whatever they like under the guise of "rights"  or "morals" which the gov't justifies if they fail to respect those laws and put themselves above those laws that the rest of us had better follow or else. I can not believe God intended for corrupt, power hungry & greedy men to  give   laws to follow. Our Constitution is for everyone - politicians seem to forget that.
Arthur Wright Profile
Arthur Wright answered
Some of our rights do come from God but as for our Constitution, our current Admin and its moron Leader sure arent listening to it or our forefathers so so much for it anymore as it doesnt even exist anymore according to them and hopefully this action will come to haunt everyone of them next year
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Joseph Michael Wasik
Some of our rights come from God???? --- My friend - all of our rights come from God. --- Government likes to think that our rights come from the government and they have found some more so-called rights such as a right to work, or a right to housing, a right to healthcare --- Things like that.. --- What do you think?
Janey
Janey commented
Sorry Mr Wright - our rights, all of them,come from God whether you're American. British or otherwise.
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Anonymous answered
The path we choose is planned out by god, the government just trys to control us
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Janey answered
Our Rights come from God and the government only has power because it was given that power by the people.The Founding Fathers recognized these Rights as God-given, which is what ennobles the USA and which is why the great nation is known as the "Home of the Free".These truths are self-evident,as the Government was created to protect people's Rights. Not issue them.
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Joseph Michael Wasik
Hi Janey, Just above your comment is a remarkable comment from a 13 year old girl worth reading.
Janey
Janey commented
Very insightful and intuitive for one so young.
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Beth Jayne answered
Well, Im 13and personally believe all our rights come from God, My parents arent religious, but its what I choose to believe :) For God created the world and life, Therefore God also created right and the people who make rights. God controls our lives, and therefore must control the rights with in it. God gives us the right to freedom, happiness and love, things that no one else could ever give to us. People may disagree with me, like i said I'm only 13, im not into all the government stuff so theyre just my thoughts
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Joseph Michael Wasik
Hi Beth Jayne, --- I'll call you BJ.--- You show a lot of maturity for your age. --- Belief in God (capital G) is a wise choice. --- I wouldn't worry about negative reactions from people. --- Believe that that is not your problem, but theirs. --- You sound happy and content in this decision. Go for it. ---

One thing you don't learn in schools is the absolute truths about history and our Constitution. --- The world is a much better place now that you are in it.
Beth Jayne
Beth Jayne commented
Thank you, oh and many people call me that :)
Joseph Michael Wasik
Follow your instincts, my young friend. You are right on track.--- Hopefully you don't go to a government run public school. They're indoctrinating places; indoctrinating young heads full of mush into believing in Atheism and Socialism. These are places where they can have a Playboy on the teacher's desks but not a bible; some places where they have the kids singing songs of praise to Obama and the Wall Street occupiers; wall street occupiers who are actually Socialisys and Communists
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Dash TwentyOne answered

As citizens of a country, human rights are determined by national agreement, which may be seriously different, depending upon the nation one is a citizen of.  And those rights- or perceived 'lack of rights'- are what the citizen enjoys.

Jehovah God expects those who are loyal to him, to obey the laws of their countries, and act within the limits of those rights.

However, Jehovah's view of human rights, is different than man's. Do humans even have 'rights', before Jehovah?

"To Jehovah, the earth belongs, and everything in it, the productive land and those dwelling on it."- Psalm 24:1

However, all those loyal to Jehovah, enjoy his protection and "loyal love". He, Himself negates the need for human rights, for He as established His absolute desire and intent to ensure that human happiness, security, dignity, relief, confidence, future, unity, education, variety, equality, justice, purpose, environment, and much more, are set in place indefinitely!

No constitution or human edict, can accomplish this.  And no presumption of divine favor, can bring it about, or enforce it. 

"And the work of their hands my chosen ones will enjoy to the full. They will not toil for nothing, nor will they bear children for distress, because they are the offspring made up of those blessed by Jehovah, and their descendants with them.  Even before they call out, I will answer; while they are yet speaking, I will hear."- Psalms 65:23-24




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