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Can Constitutional Rights Be Repealed?

Former U. S. Supreme Court Justice John Stevens’ call to repeal the Second Amendment shocked many, but it tells us something about the view of many Americans and particularly those who’ve been trained in our law schools.

In their view, God may exist, but He’s irrelevant, particularly to civil government. Therefore, in their minds, if the Second Amendment is repealed, the right to defend one’s self, even by the deadly force of a gun, goes away.

But if there is no lawgiver to provide rights that exist independent of and prior to civil government, then the only lawgiver and rights-giver is civil government. If that’s true, then the right to life, speech, and religious liberty are gone, too.

Think about that the next time someone tells you to leave God out of politics.

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