Posted by | April 29, 2011 15:16 | Filed under: Top Stories

Presidential aspirant Newt Gingrich says it’s not the Constitution that gives us the right to own a gun, it’s God.

In town to address the NRA’s annual meeting at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Downtown, Gingrich told Tribune-Review editors and reporters that rights enshrined in the Constitution come from God, and that the country’s founding charter merely prohibits government from abridging them.

“You’re personally sovereign and you loan power to the state, which is fundamentally different than the European model,” said Gingrich, who said he is likely to announce his campaign for president in the next week or two.

Doesn’t God, then, give us First Amendment rights? Isn’t it God who gives gays the right to be with whom they love? Don’t immigrants have the right to exist where they can thrive because that is a God-given right? Isn’t it God who gives women reproductive rights?  Or are these last areas where the government is supposed to step in.

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