Browsing All posts tagged under »natural rights«

Did the 14th Amendment really incorporate the Bill of Rights?

July 28, 2011


The Myth The Fourteenth Amendment incorporated the Bill of Rights down to the State and local level. This granted the Supreme Court the power to strike down any State and local law it feels violates the Bill of Rights. The Truth It is only possible to make the case that the 14th Amendment extended the […]

Is Social Justice Compatible with our Constitution?

July 7, 2011


The Myth Social justice is entirely compatible with our Constitution. It does not violate any provision or principle of the Constitution. The Truth Social justice is based on fundamental set of philosophies that is the direct opposite of the fundamental sets of philosophies our Constitution is based on. These two sets of philosophies are in […]

Does ObamaCare violate the US Constitution?

June 25, 2011


The Myth The individual mandate of the new National Health Care Law does not violate the Constitution because it is authorized by the commerce clause. The health care law in itself is authorized by the general welfare clause. This law does not violate the Constitution in any way. The Truth The Constitution in no way […]

The First Amendment guarantees you freedom of religion not freedom from religion.

June 6, 2011


The Myths No one who is paid by any government agency, at any level of government, may lead others in prayer or use any religious language in a public setting.  No religious objects such as crosses or nativity scenes can be placed on public land no matter if it is local, state, or federal land. […]

Is collective bargaining a fundamental right that is enshrined in the US Constitution?

June 2, 2011


The Myths 1. Collective bargaining is a fundamental right that is protected by the freedom to assemble clause of the First Amendment. 2. Collective bargaining is one of those fundamental rights that are implied by the 9th Amendment 3. The US Congress is granted the power to establish uniform collective bargaining laws by the commerce […]

If someone is arrested for disrupting an event, is that a violation of their First Amendment Rights?

May 20, 2011


The Myth A favorite tactic for progressives is to use loud protesters to shout down speakers and disrupt gatherings such as Tea Party rallies, town hall meetings, speeches by people they do not agree with, and even a very large church service.  Because they get dragged away from the event by security they almost always […]

Is healthcare a right?

April 24, 2011


The Myth  Progressives claim basic necessity such as healthcare are basic rights and these rights must be granted by government. The Facts If the government grants us our basic needs even if they are labeled as rights the  government can take away these rights or withhold them to force us to comply with their wishes. Our […]