"Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate for the government of any other." --John Adams
"Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters." --Benjamin Franklin
These basic rights include:
- Individual Freedom
- Personal Responsibility
- The right to own property
- The right bear arms
- The right to worship how, where or what we may.
- The right to defend life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
It's a funny thing how laws polarize people. It's also remarkable how laws cut to the right, to the left and every other way.
I continue to have great respect for the idea that "law is an instrument of force" and that because of this limited laws or limited government is far better for our country than overly ambitious law makers. The recent uproar over religious protection laws bring to mind the old store sign that says, "No shirt. No shoes. No service". In this country it used to be widely accepted that store owners had the ability to decide who they could serve and who they would not serve. This idea is clearly under challenge today... and please don't jump quickly to the idea of race and discrimination. I'm not suggesting store owners should decide which customers they serve based on the color of their skin... stick with me on the topic of behavior. Not race. Not religion. Not gender. Not even age...well, actually I'll touch on age...