Friday, October 07, 2011

It Is Dangerous to Be Right When the Government Is Wrong by Andrew P. Napolitano

It Is Dangerous to Be Right When the Government Is Wrong by Andrew P. Napolitano:

Jefferson’s remarkable, radical insistence that "all Men are created equal" and are "endowed by their Creator" with certain "unalienable Rights" and that among those rights are "Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness," and all these principles are "self-evident . . .

Truths," was surely inconvenient, painful, and upsetting to many and hardly self-evident to the elites of his time. What about women, what about people of color, what about children, what about those without property: Why wasn’t the self-evident truth of their equality and their natural rights recognized?

And if the king didn’t morally have all the power he claimed to have, how did the colonists come to occupy the land that he gave them via their predecessors? Even the most enlightened of men were blind to some truisms.

What does it take to peel away errors of willful blindness? It takes intellect and free will.................

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