Our inalienable political and civil rights ensure our ability to participate in the social and political life of the state; without them, a republic cannot work. These rights are supposed to be reflected in, and guaranteed by law. These are unbreakable, no matter what any law says. The brilliant scholar Dr. J. Budziszewski refers to this natural law as “what we can’t not know.” Everyone knows that murder is wrong; everyone knows that stealing is wrong. As Lincoln said, “No law can give me the right to do what is wrong.”

Our inalienable political and civil rights ensure our ability to participate in the social and political life of the state; without them, a republic cannot work. These rights are supposed to be reflected in, and guaranteed by law. These are unbreakable, no matter what any law says. The brilliant scholar Dr. J. Budziszewski refers to this natural law as “what we can’t not know.” Everyone knows that murder is wrong; everyone knows that stealing is wrong. As Lincoln said, “No law can give me the right to do what is wrong.”