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Stop Giving the Government the Power to Play God

In the name of national security, the interest of the state and the so-called greater good, freedom continues to come under attack by government officials who believe that they alone possess the power to determine, define and distribute our constitutional rights. Yet, as John W. Whitehead argues in this week's vodcast, those who founded this country believed that our rights were given to us by God—and that government cannot create nor can they extinguish our God-given rights. To do so would be to anoint the government with god-like powers and elevate it above the citizenry. Copyright © 2016 The Rutherford Institute