Originally Posted by Cannibal
Without a nation of laws created by men, there would be no "rights".
Anyone would be free to anything to anyone at anytime.
Yeah, and our Framers did not think "rights" came from men's laws either.
More authoritarian systems are founded on that principle. 'Cause when fundamental rights are inherent, they are not transferable. When they come from men, then men can take them away.
“The power to declare war, including the power of judging the causes of war, is fully and exclusively vested in the legislature.” ~ James Madison, Father of the Constitution
“We do not believe in aggressive or preventive war. Such war is the weapon of dictators, not of free democratic countries like the United States.”~ Truman, Sept 1, 1950