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Mark Levin: 'Our Rights Do Come From God'

By Michael Morris | February 13, 2015 | 2:32pm EST

Nationally syndicated radio show host Mark Levin, commenting on Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore’s claim that our rights come from God, pinpointed the fundamental difference between the left and the right. “[T]he left does not believe in fundamental human rights,” says Levin. “They believe in fundamental quote, unquote rights dispensed by government, and this is where the problem rests!”

“Very interesting interview on CNN today, between Chris Cuomo and the Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, Roy Moore, and it really does get to the nub of the matter,” said Levin. “Whether you agree with the chief justice or not on his various views of particular cases, there’s no denying what he says in this interview, and there’s no denying that Chris Cuomo believes what he says in this interview.”

Levin, giving a hat-tip to CNSNews, then played the clip.

Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore: “Because our rights, contained in the Bill of Rights, do not come from the Constitution. They come from God. It’s clearly stated in the Declaration of Independence.”

Chris Cuomo: “Our laws do not come from God your honor, and you know that. They come from man.”

Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore: “Well then let me ask you one question. Let me ask you one question Chris. Is the Declaration of Independence law?”

Chris Cuomo: “You would call it organic law, as the basis for future laws off of it.”

Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore: “I would call it the organic law, because the United States code calls it ‘organic law.’ It is organic law, because the law of this country calls it ‘the organic law of our country’ – means, where our rights come from – and if they come from there, men can’t take them away.”

Chris Cuomo: “Our rights do not come from God. That’s your faith. That’s my faith. But that’s not our country. Our laws come from collective agreement and compromise.”

Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore: “Well, now that’s not a matter of faith sir.”

“’Our rights do not come from God,’” repeated Levin. “’That’s your faith. That’s my faith. But that’s not our country,’ he says. 'Our laws come from collective agreement and compromise.’ And earlier he used the word ‘power.’”

“Rights are not about laws,” said Levin. “Rights are not about power. Where do these unalienable rights come from – these involatile rights, the right of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness?”

Levin then answered saying, “They don’t come from man. They don’t come from a collection of men that we call government. These are rights. You are born with these rights. They don’t come from reason. They don’t come from logic. They are. Period.”

“The right to live,” remarked Levin, “is not a right conferred by man. Birth, supposed to not be a right conferred by man.”

“You see ladies and gentlemen, we have certain rights outside of government,” said Levin. “We have certain rights that belong to us as individual human beings – not because some Congress says so, not because some president says or Supreme Court says so, or the EPA says so, not because Chris Cuomo says so; it’s because it is so.”

“This is a fundamental, if not the fundamental issue, around which this nation was founded – that our rights do not come from man, that our rights come from God,” said Levin.

“Now many of you out there may not believe in God,” said Levin. “You may not be sure if you believe in God. I talked about this at some length the other day; I’ve written about it in ‘Liberty and Tyranny.’ That’s perfectly fine. Believe or don’t believe, whatever you want.”

“But that’s not how the nation was founded,” declared Levin. “And the fact that we are a tolerant society, the fact that we are at tolerant society is because of this insistence we have in the Declaration of Independence that each and every one of you, each and every one of us, have unalienable rights. And Barack Obama can’t take them away, John Boehner, McConnell, Harry Reid, no justice, no group of justices, no judge, nobody. Nobody can take them away.”

“They’re outside of government,” repeated Levin. “They’re bigger than mankind!”

“No, you don’t have to believe me,” said Levin. “You don’t have to believe me. No I’m not talking about passing statutes or codes or ordinances and that sort of thing, obviously that involves politics and government. I am talking about fundamental human rights.”

“And the left does not believe in fundamental human rights,” Levin said. “They believe in fundamental quote, unquote rights dispensed by government, and this is where the problem rests!”

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