We Better Make Sure That America Remains As ‘The Exception’

Even a cursory look at what the world’s “free countries” have done in reaction to the COVID-19 outbreak should be a reason for alarm. It is past time for every American to recognize that their Constitution was inspired, created, and constructed to avoid this sort of police state response. They must never accept the elected government’s attempted “police state” policy or tactics.

The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms provides various liberties (snip) comparable to people’s rights in the United States. But there is a significant distinction. The Constitution confers no rights to anybody. It recognizes the rights people were born with and denies the federal government the capacity to infringe on them.

“This is such an educational opportunity, everyone!” Not just for conservatives, but every American, because for America to operate and for God-given rights to be fully recognized and revered, every American must value and aggressively protect those rights. They give witness to a self-evident truth: it is not the natural disposition of fallen human beings who seek to govern to renounce their desire for power.

Moreover, slavery has existed from the beginning of recorded history and to varying degrees in every culture worldwide. It is a monument to the fallen nature, and it is not unique to America’s origins. What about the reality that both the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution were signed by affluent, patriarchal white males, some of whom enslaved people?

However, unlike any other nation before or after, America’s establishment saw wealthy white males ensuring that all Americans had “unalienable rights.” Many of the signatories to the Declaration of Independence were alive during the writing and ratification of the Constitution. America’s path to secure the blessings of liberty for all citizens has been turbulent and costly.

Therefore, let it be declared again, without shame, but solemnly and purposefully, that America is indeed “special.” The government that people elect to bestow “rights” on them will also have the authority to revoke those rights. But the question is, will America, and its fundamental ideas of God-given, unalienable rights and individual liberty remain a beacon of hope to fallen humanity?