Rights From Where?

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Posted on : 3/10/2012 08:47:00 AM | By : Dann

The folks at Hot Air are taking Markos “Kos” Moultisas to task for his ahistoric perspective on Rick Santorum and the source of rights.  He apparently believes that our rights are created by our government and that "God" isn't mentioned in the Constitution.

The founding fathers clearly believed that rights existed before any government existed and that they...and we...were creating a government to defend those rights.

This is the underlying weakness among many on the left.  They worship government power and believe that the government is therefore omnipotent.  The land of milk and honey was created by government fiat!

What many on the left fail to recognize is that individual rights supercede (or should) governmental whims.  That is why we have a First Amendment to acknowledge our right to protest the government.  Our rights exist despite the best efforts of government, not because of it.  Our Constitution exists to restrict government exercise of authority, not to give it ever greater control over our lives.

Rooster Rings

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Posted on : 3/10/2012 07:00:00 AM | By : Dann | In :

Located at the deCordova Sculpture Park, Rooster Rings is an absolutely fascinating piece of work.

Gorgeous

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Posted on : 3/08/2012 07:00:00 AM | By : Dann | In :



 Work from the incomparable John Cox.

Speaking of Quilt Number 2....

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Posted on : 3/07/2012 07:00:00 AM | By : Dann | In :

In another series of updates, we bring my faithful 2.3 readers....and 59 spam-linkers...the story of my very first quilt.  Brought to you via my personal way-back machine, a story from 2007.

Speaking of Quilt Number 2....


....did I mention Quilt Number 1.

My beloved bride. She's number one in my book. So she ended up being number one as far as quilting goes as well. The following photos are of my very first quilt made for the very first person in my life.


Moving Madness V

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Posted on : 3/05/2012 07:00:00 AM | By : Dann | In : ,

Another piece from Eddie Boes.  This one is at Orthodontic Arts in Lynchburg, VA.  Where were all these cool dentists when I was a kid!