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Old 12-20-2012, 09:41 PM   #619
BroncoBeavis
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Originally Posted by houghtam View Post
Please quote for me anywhere in the US Constitution where it says that any rights are God-given.

The Declaration of Independence, which you are quoting, has no legal authority. Period. It can't be cited as precedent. It is not legally binding in any way.

There is absolutely no mention of or reference to God, creation, or anything else along those lines in the Constitution, except, of course, about how the State must separate itself from religion.

So yes, legally, your rights are granted by the Constitution, which you can actually go look at in Washington DC. Not by some being that may or may not exist.
I'm pretty sure the Supreme Court has referenced the Declaration for precedent on more than one occasion.
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