Inalienable Rights Require Nothing – But Respect

It’s election time in Mississippi, and while most politicians are telling you what they’ll do in office, it’s also important to find out what they will not do. Will they try to get the government to meet all your needs, or will confine government to its proper role?

According to the Declaration of Independence, the primary purpose of our government is to secure rights, not create them. Specifically, governments are instituted to secure “inalienable” rights – those rights that cannot be made “alien,” or foreign, to us.

When you hear about the so-called “right to health care” or any other right that can only be fulfilled by having the government take one person’s money and spend it on someone else, it is not an inalienable right that our Founders would want the government to protect.

That’s because inalienable rights require nothing from anyone else – nothing, that is, except respect.

Our organization has published a booklet titled Governing by Principle to help you articulate this and other principles of government. To get your complimentary copy, click here, or call us at 601-969-1300, or 888-677-6542.