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What unalienable rights? God is dead!

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Scientists have long held that there is no proof that God exists. The acceptance of this statement by many has had profound affects on our ethical, moral and legal conduct. His Holiness The Dalai Lama wrote,

Now, many people, believing that science has 'disproven' religion, make the further assumption that because there appears to be no final evidence for any spiritual authority, morality itself must be a matter of individual preference. And whereas in the past, scientists and philosophers felt a pressing need to find solid foundations on which to establish immutable laws and absolute truths, nowadays this kind of search is held to be futile. (Ethics for the New Millennium).

With the banishment of God from government, the Supremes have struck a mortal blow to the very foundations of American political philosophy, beliefs and values. These rights, as expressed in the US Constitution and Bill of Rights, were held by the Founding Fathers, and other political philosophers at that time, superior to any rights granted by any government. They have been declared null and void by the Supremes. With no substitute standard being announced by the Supremes to guide the people, they are left to flounder. And we have floundered.

In place of these higher standards and ideals, we have the decisions of 9 people in black that are subject to the ebb and flow of the times. These Supremes have decided just which enumerated rights will and which will not be protected, have added additional rights not enumerated (US v. Carolene, 304 US 144, 1938, Footnote Four), and outright denied the validity and intent of the Ninth Amendment: The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.

We are no longer a nation of laws, but a nation of men. We have no moral, ethical or legal compass. Anything the Supremes decides goes. Bill Moyers wrote,

The most fundamental liberal failure of the current era: the failure to embrace a moral vision of America based on the transcendant faith that human beings are more than the sum of their material appetites . . . (Moyers On Democracy).

The people have been rendered powerless when the burden of proving unconstitutionality falls to them, and when legal scholars for the real estate business interests declare the laws of equitable servitudes that govern homeowners associations superior to the Constitution. (See Restatement Third, Property: Servitudes, § 3.1, comment h).

What unalienable rights?


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George K. Staropoli is president and founder of Citizens for Constiutional Local Government, Inc, and author of "Establishing the New America of independent HOA principalities." He has appeared before and has made presentations to several state (more...)
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