And I wouldn't argue against any of this.
We must never forget that we are born equal, with basic, natural rights, including those of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Those rights are inherent in us because we are humans, not because they are granted by government. Government, indeed, exists primarily to protect those natural rights; the only legitimate power it has is that which we grant to it.I've said little else in this space for more than a decade, but clearly that hasn't moved mountains.
We can no longer assume that all Americans understand the origins of their rights and the importance of liberal democracy.