Obama: God-Given Rights ‘Was a Radical Idea’

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Obama: God-Given Rights ‘Was a Radical Idea’
Cybercast News Service ^ | September 21, 2016 | 6:12 AM EDT | Terence P. Jeffrey

Posted on 9/21/2016, 12:09:24 PM by Olog-hai

President Barack Obama affirmed this week that the Declaration of Independence recognizes that “individual human beings” have “God-given rights.” Yet, he insisted this was a “radical idea” at the time of the founding. […]

“So I recognize a traditional society may value unity and cohesion more than a diverse country like my own,” he said, “which was founded upon what, at the time, was a radical idea — the idea of the liberty of individual human beings endowed with certain God-given rights.”

What would Alexander Hamilton say to that? Or Thomas Jefferson? Or Cicero? Writing in February 1775, a young Hamilton argued that God-given rights and natural law were anciently recognized truths. […] “The sacred rights of mankind are not to be rummaged for, among old parchments, or musty records,” he wrote. “They are written, as with a sunbeam, in the whole volume of human nature, by the hand of the Divinity itself, and can never be erased or obscured by mortal power.” …

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