Andrew Napolitano: Thankful for Natural Rights



What if the frequent public displays of adversity between the Republicans and the Democrats are just a facade and a charade? What if both major political parties agree on the transcendental issues of our day? What if they both believe that our rights are not natural to our humanity but instead are gifts from the government? What if they both believe that the government that gives gifts to its people can take those gifts back?

On Thanksgiving, our gratitude is not to the government that assails our freedoms, but to the God who created us and for life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, writes Andrew Napolitano. That for which we are truly grateful are the aspects of our humanity that have nothing to do with the government.