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Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Inalienable Rights Come from God

From The Founders, Religion and Government:

"And can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are of the gift of God? That they are not to be violated but with his wrath? Indeed I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just: that his justice cannot sleep for ever:"
~ Thomas Jefferson, Notes on the State of Virginia, Q.XVIII (1782)

Jefferson not only believed in God, but he believed that God was active in this world. 

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