"[Natural rights are] moral claims to those spheres of action which are necessary for the welfare of the individual and the development of his personality."
Miner Searle Bates
(1897-1978) American political activist in Japan, Vice President of Nanjing University
Religious Liberty: An Inquiry, 1945
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That's true! So why do we send our children to public school to be taught compliance and conformance? We're going to regret that...in fact we already do...
 -- J Carlton, Calgary     
    Religious Liberty - I need say no more... Individual rights are absolute and need no religious or societal affirmation.
     -- RBESRQ     
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    Ahhh yes, the difference between "the laws of nature and of nature's God" and natural law. Robert is right above, morality is a religious issue;    ALSO,  obedience to nature's law (the absolute / foundation = physics / science, math, gravity, life, liberty, inalienable rights) is a moral endeavor. Morality is the foundation and bases of natural law. "Natural Rights" are a matter of unlimited action that does not infringe on another's rights  and  that is moral.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
    Still sending our children to public school ... where NOW they learn to be racists (CRT), and they can have sex changes without parental consent...and abortions without parental consent...and are sexualized beginning in kindergarten. Shame on the federal education system and anyone supporting this devastating turn of events. This is NOWHERE for children to spend their days. Morality has slipped away...perhaps a few of the more steadfast souls for righteousness will survive the state we are in today. Its a pretty good quote but a great number of young people would look at you and roll their eyes ... because they won't get it.
    (considering J Carlton's note from 2010)

     -- abby     
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