Lyn Nofziger, RIP
Nofziger, who served as press secretary and political advisor to Ronald Reagan, died Monday at the age of 81. In honor of his passing, I found this quote from him on the Corner, referring to Reagan's observation that the rights of Americans are given by God, not by men:
That, he insisted, is one of the great differences between the United States and other nations. In most other nations, he noted, rights are granted by government and therefore are at the mercy of government. In the United States, rights, such as freedom of speech, freedom of worship, freedom to keep and bear arms, and many others enunciated in the first ten amendments, cannot be taken away by government…because they are not granted by government; they are the individual’s as a matter of God-given right….More is available at Nofziger's website.
Interesting, isn’t it, that the rights of atheists, America-haters and rabble rousers are all protected because the Founding Fathers turned to God for guidance as they sought to give themselves and those who would follow after them a more perfect union?