It’s an oft-used catchphrase for most conservatives and those in the liberty movement. Our rights are unalienable. Period. But what does that really mean?
Conservative commentator Mark Levin breaks it down nicely for us in a straightforward single sentence that says it all.
“If our rights are not unalienable, if they don’t come from a source higher than ourselves, then they’re malleable at the will of the state. This is a prescription for tyranny.”
This is important to understand because malleable rights, as so many around the world are forced to enjoy, come at the discretion of government. In America, our rights are unalienable because they are designed to prevent government from taking them away. The only way that makes sense at all is by acknowledging our rights come from a power higher than government, higher than the majority, and higher than man.