Unalienable Rights Quotes

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Robert A. Heinlein
“Liberty is never unalienable; it must be redeemed regularly with the blood of patriots or it always vanishes. Of all the so-called natural human rights that have ever been invented, liberty is least likely to be cheap and is never free of cost.”
Robert A. Heinlein, Starship Troopers

J.S.B. Morse
“No one can take away your Natural Rights, but they can do great damage making you think they can.”
JSB Morse

James Madison
“The Religion then of every man must be left to the conviction and conscience of every man; and it is the right of every man to exercise it as these may dictate. This right is in its nature an unalienable right. It is unalienable, because the opinions of men, depending only on the evidence contemplated by their own minds cannot follow the dictates of other men: It is unalienable also, because what is here a right towards men, is a duty towards the Creator. It is the duty of every man to render to the Creator such homage and such only as he believes to be acceptable to him.”
James Madison, A Memorial And Remonstrance, On The Religious Rights Of Man: Written In 1784-85

J.S.B. Morse
“It's illegal to forcefully take money from people unless you're the government. It's illegal to take someone's liberty, unless you're the government. It's illegal to kill someone, unless you're the government. Private organizations can do everything that government can do except for legally break the law.”
J.S.B. Morse, Gods of Ruin

Dave Champion
“Either ‘the group’ is superior or the individual is superior. Marxism, socialism, fascism, and pure democracy are all forms that give power to ‘the group’ and then use violence to force individuals to obey the dictates of ‘the group’. The concept of liberty is one in which the individual - in the exercise of his unalienable rights - is superior to every and all powers. That is what the Founders intended. That is what we are supposed to have under the ‘contracts’ of the Declaration of Independence and the state and federal constitutions. That is what I am entitled to as an American. That is what I insist upon. And that is what I will kill for.”
Dave Champion

“Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of every person's understanding of happiness was once considered an unalienable right. Now Americans murder more than one million babies in utero. Where's their unalienable rights?”
Kathy Barnette, Nothing to Lose, Everything to Gain: Being Black and Conservative in America