The American Misunderstanding of Natural Rights

Thomas Jefferson Memorial in Washington, D.C. (matthewlee171/iStock/Getty Images Plus)
The entire ideological edifice of classical liberalism has been constructed exclusively with borrowed capital from the Christian Church.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE L ast year, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo established a Commission on Unalienable Rights at the State Department. According to the Commission’s draft report, which was released a few weeks ago, its purpose was to provide “an informed review of the role of human rights in a foreign policy that serves American interests, reflects American ideals, and meets the international obligations that the United States has assumed.” Interestingly, the authors of the report tell us that “the Commission’s instructions were to focus on principle, not policy formulation.” I, for one, did not have “Federal government branches out into intellectual history and

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