Does the Right to Self-Defense Come from Government?
When will liberals realize it is we the people who give the government the right to do things?
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NRA chief lobbyist Chris Cox recently wrote a column in U.S. News & World Report describing the right to keep and bear arms as the “most fundamental of human rights,” adding that the right to self-defense “is not bestowed on [us] by government.”
Cox’s message rings of Thomas Jefferson, who famously wrote that men “are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights,” and it reminds readers that some rights not only transcend but actually supersede government regulation.
And this is exactly what our Founding Fathers understood, and what they intended us to understand, when they used the Bill of Rights to build a high wall of protection around our unalienable rights.