May 29, 2012

Our Endowed Rights Under Attack

Editor's Note: UPDATE to this post
The Arrest Of Aaron Walker For Exercising His First Amendment Rights
Our Endowed Rights Under Attack

By Paul Lemmen
The rights that we, as Americans, enjoy are under attack. Primarily our rights as guaranteed by our Founders in The Declaration of Independence and in the Constitution of the United States of America. These rights are not granted by our government, rather, they are acknowledged and protected by it.

As I have written in the past, our rights form a tapestry of freedoms that all of mankind is endowed with under natural law. These rights are dependent upon each other for the orderly conduct of our lives as part of this great Republic, as free people, to enjoy the prime right from which all other depend, much like the master cord in a tapestry, the Right to Life. It is no coincidence that our Founders enumerated it first in the Declaration, for without life, no other right is possible.

The right to life is under assault by the expansion of abortion funding under Obamacare and the recent HHS mandate goes further in that it also attacks the freedom to practice one's religion without fetter or let. A double-barreled approach, as it were. To be clear, the Declaration says:
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.
The first amendment to the Constitution says:
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
Pretty clear-cut isn't it?
Yet there are those in our nation and our government that would strip of of these rights, if they could. They cannot, as stated previously, they are endowed by our Creator and only guaranteed by government. At best, they strip away our legal protections.
Strip away by whatever means possible, as we have seen publicized these past few weeks with the revelations of Aaron WalkerPatrick FreyStacy McCain and others who have been the targets of Brett Kimberlin and his associated thugs in their campaign of "lawfare", threats and intimidation of citizens exercising their right to free speech.

I await news of the result of todays hearing in this issue, from Aaron Walker, the present object of Kimberlin's "lawfare" attack. He is not the only one, sadly, as news of the "SWATting" of Eric Erickson of RedState and CNN came out over the long Memorial Day weekend.

The battle is joined and the reserves are needed. Let us all heed Liberty's call, the call that she is under siege and has need of he loyal and patriotic children to come to her aid!
I, for one, will not be silenced!

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