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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Rights bestowed on all

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Thursday, May 18, 2017 12:01 am

One might assume that most progressives on the self-righteous left exemplify the politics of personal destruction which proceeds from the “hatred in their hearts” against the “pagans” who oppose their views.

Unfortunately, many progressives are also ready to bestow “rights” on any group that may advance their agenda. It doesn't matter if these rights are fake, discriminatory, unconstitutional and destructive. Feminists, homosexuals, blacks, Muslims and the like will ally themselves with progressives. That becomes for both progressive patrons and their minority wards the upward way, real patriotism!

It isn't, of course. As a lawful American citizen, I believe the rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness are bestowed on us by the Creator. But the right to pursue happiness cannot be exercised apart from common decency. Any liberty that deprives others of their legitimate privileges is not a right but a sin or crime. And life which justifies misleading people with personal lies or fake news demeans the common good and the divine will.

The natural rights from God are implemented with sound thinking and proper behavior. Other rights are little more than convenient fictions. They may be politically useful or serve to excuse depravity and villainy, but, in any case, they have no real social or moral value.

John Ribar


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