In an interesting interview with Glenn Beck, founder of WallBuilders, David Barton, discussed the “Black Regiment” which later became known as the “Black Robe Brigade”. We’ll give you the links, so that you can read at-length, however the conclusion of his conversation with Beck is what is so important to remember.
Our country was built upon the concept of INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS. This is very different from COLLECTIVE RIGHTS. Individual rights allow for individuals to have freedom to do what they like, as long as they are not hurting anyone else. Collective rights, as we are witnessing more and more, can quickly tromp the rights of the individual for the rights of “the greater good”.
Although Americans, in general, are kind and giving people who really DO care about the collective (and take care of the collective using a free market and paying certain taxes), that does not mean in any way shape or form should be be forced into taking care of the collective.
Individual rights are considered God-given rights that each of us has to take care of our body, mind, and spirit. When these are taken away, be become slaves to a system – probably one of governance.
Know your history, be a patriot, and stand up for this great country and the principles she was founded upon.
– Tisha Casida