CNN’s Chris Cuomo insists that our rights come from man, not God; the Declaration of Independence means nothing.
Howard Dean calls Scott Walker “uneducated” because he didn’t complete college, and allegedly doesn’t believe in macroevolution. Yet Chris Cuomo has degrees from Yale and Fordham that left him absolutely clueless about American law and governance; his diplomas are worth as much as ideological toilet paper.
Curis Kalin writes at CNS News, “CNN Anchor: ‘Our Rights Do Not Come From God’”
During a heated discussion over gay marriage, CNN morning Anchor Chris Cuomo opined that the unalienable rights endowed to all Americans do not come from God.
Cuomo was debating Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore on the constitutionality of same-sex marriage. Near the end of the back-and-forth and after Moore argued that rights cannot be handed down by men, Cuomo blurted out:
“Our rights do not come from God, your honor, and you know that. They come from man… That’s your faith, that’s my faith, but that’s not our country. Our laws come from collective agreement and compromise.”
Maybe Mr. Cuomo flunked elementary civics. The opening sentence of the second paragraph of the Declaration of Independence clearly affirms:
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed…”
It may be more convenient to Cuomo’s political philosophy that a select few are empowered to grant rights to the masses, but it certainly is not part of this country’s foundation.
Since Mr. Cuomo is brother to the current governor of New York, his political innovations might explain much of what is happening in that state.
Mr. Dean and Mr. Cuomo have been indoctrinated, not educated.
An “unalienable right” (as acknowledged in our foundational legal document, the Declaration of Independence) is one that no man can take away. If our rights came from men, and not from God, then men can take them away and “unalienable” is meaningless.
Stated again: You cannot have unalienable rights if your rights come to you from men. If there is no God, you have no unalienable rights… and every one of us should tremble at the thought. When men give you your rights, they can remove them.
Ladies and gentlemen, I give you: The Republicans and Democrats of 2015.