The modern day Left uses, and misuses, language as a vehicle to impose their authoritarian policies on an unwitting populace. The primary form that this language manipulation takes is by turning the sows ear of oppression into the silk purse of "rights". It is the bread and butter of every authoritarian regime throughout history to convince those they oppress that the tyranny of their policies somehow expands the peoples rights.
The reason that the United States of America is an exceptional nation is because our founding documents marked the first and only time in history that a nation was founded on the principle that rights come from God not man. This is an important concept that is missed by the Left, either through ignorance or design, and is the reason they can convince so many to abandon their liberty in favor of the vacuous promise of security. But to paraphrase Benjamin Franklin, anyone who would sacrifice liberty for security, deserves and will posses neither. The Left has convinced a generation of Americans that rights are the province of government to dole out as they see fit, a concept that is completely antithetical to this great nations core principles enshrined in our founding documents. The founders knew that if rights were created by government, they could also be taken away by that very same government. Abraham Lincoln expressed this very concept by pointing out that a government that is big enough to give you everything you want is also powerful enough to take away everything you have.
The Lefts ability to cloak the wolf of oppression in the sheep's clothing of rights is made possible by the deliberate mis-education of a public that believes that material things and commodities are rights to be guaranteed by government. These "rights" include everything from housing and food to jobs and health care. Nothing could be further from the core principles of this nation. None of the rights outlined in the Constitution are material in nature. Everyone of our Constitutional rights are conceptual laws which are firmly rooted in the Judeo-Christian tradition of the rights of free people existing, not in the realm of man, but of God. And as such, these rights can not be taken away by man, except by temporary governments that may rule against the will of God's laws and the will of liberty that exists in every human being.
The Left in this country has expanded their control by using the concept that the different branches of government exist to expand the rights of select groups of the population. They have convinced a sizable segment of the governed that government is their own personal legal council that is going to achieve for them an award of material goods and services from their fellow citizens . This, of course, is contrary to the founding principle that government exists to protect rights that pre-date the Constitution and come from God.
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