"The sacred rights of mankind are not to be rummaged for, among old parchments, or musty records. They are written, as with a sun beam, in the whole volume of human nature, by the hand of the divinity itself; and can never be erased or obscured by mortal power."
Alexander Hamilton
(1757-1804) American statesman, Secretary of the Treasury
The Farmer Refuted, February 23, 1775
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We hold this truth to be self evident! Pictorially to the mind's eye, said very well. Rights are a sacred essence of the being's existence no matter carnal man's efforts.
 -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    One of Hamilton's better statements, yet shows the sting of conviction by the old parchments and musty records, " For when the Gentiles, which have not the law, do by nature the things contained in the law, these, having not the law, are a law unto themselves: Which show the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and their thoughts the mean while accusing or else excusing one another." " Art thou called being a servant? care not for it: but if thou mayest be made free, use it rather." Remove not the sacred text, least the foundation be lost. 
     -- Ronw13, Oregon     
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     -- jim k, Austin      
    Not too sure what the point is here, but we concerned individuals of our present planetoid status should meet, rejuvenate our minds, ambitions and update the national constitution and entend it to the world stage. One world government, one world nation should be in the initial construction phase. A new song should be composed, we are the world, we are the adults, and that's the way it gonna be
     -- Fredrick William Sillik, Anytown     
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    Beautifully explained. Sadly, many people wear sun glasses with blinders on the sides. I enjoyed this explanation.

     -- ABBY     
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