Individual Rights & Personal Freedoms

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.”  - Declaration of Independence, 1776

The government of the United States was created to protect the God-given rights of the people, from our First Amendment rights to free speech and religious freedom, to our Second Amendment right to bear arms, to our rights to hold private property and be free of unreasonable searches and seizures.

Our rights come from God, not the government.  I believe we must guard these God-given freedoms against infringement, whether that infringement is at the hands of other individuals or the government.


CONGRESSMAN BOB GOODLATTE
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