The Hobby Lobby Case: If Rights Really Mean We Get Free Stuff, Then Why Haven’t We Heard This Before?

The First Amendment is as follows: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. So, this is understood as the articulation of the right to freedom of religion, freedom of speech, and freedom of press. Did the First Amendment mean that Congress was supposed to provide Read more […]

Are “Natural Rights” Natural or Right?

There has been a lot of talk about “natural rights” recently. Someone in a comment stated quite graciously (or not) that I had no idea what I was talking about concerning natural law, and that there was a difference between natural law and natural rights. So I decided since I had already displayed my vast ignorance of natural law, it’s only fair and balanced of me to pontificate quite vapidly on natural rights as well. The most convenient place to start is with Thomas Jefferson’s now immortal, Read more […]