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God-Given Rights?

March 9th, 2011, Promulgated by Dr. K

The always entertaining Democrat & Chronicle letters to the editor section offers yet another gem on the topic of “God-Given Rights.”

“The controllers were using their God-given right to strike for better pay and benefits. Gov. Walker is declaring one’s God-given right to bargain collectively an illegal act. The governor is so far to the right, he’s dead wrong and Reagan would side with the dedicated, hard-working Wisconsin public employees.”

Really… I never knew that going on strike and collective bargaining were rights granted by God. What else might this author suggest are God-given rights? Abortion? Homosexual Marriage? Is Obama’s Health Insurance plan a right from God?

Really now.



5 Responses to “God-Given Rights?”

  1. Louis E. says:

    Abortion certainly is,it speaks to the integrity of the individual.Marriage isn’t (and by definition excludes same-sex couples).

  2. Mike says:

    It looks like John Hancock, Samuel Adams, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson and the 48 other signatories to the Declaration of Independence missed something.

    The second paragraph of that document should have begun with this sentence …

    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 – and the Right to Strike for better Pay and Benefits.

  3. annonymouse says:

    I used to read the fishwrapper, but there isn’t enough paper there to wrap fish in anymore. Seriously, you could mail the daily D&C with a first-class stamp, it’s gotten so thin. The reason? -the editorial page, which long ago lost any semblance of objectivity. No WONDER they’ve lost much of their circulation and there are so few advertisers. I’m frankly surprised they can still afford to publish it daily.

    This person who wrote the Letter to the Editor is typical of the people who regularly read the fishwrapper. “God given right to strike,” indeed.

  4. Dr. K says:

    Seriously, you could mail the daily D&C with a first-class stamp, it’s gotten so thin.

    I’ve noticed that, too. And what’s left in there is hardly worth one’s time anymore: Mark Hare’s editorial column placed outside of the editorial section, a regular column by a Lesbian woman promoting the GLBT agenda in the Living section, and many copy and paste articles from the Associated Press. Very little original content, and very little that isn’t liberally charged.

  5. Ted says:

    I would like to remind you all of Pope John Paul II’s active support of the Solidarity Trade Union movement in Poland in the late 70’s -80’s and how crucial that was for the improvement of human rights in Eastern Europe. American Catholic Bishops should do likewise in Wisconsin and elsewhere.

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