Trump: Our Rights Don’t Come from Government, They Come from God
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Trump: Our Rights Don’t Come from Government, They Come from God

September 25, 2019


Today, at the United Nations President Trump
affirmed that the rights that the citizens of the United States of American enjoy come
not from government, but from God. “The United States is founded on the principle
that our rights do not come from government, they come from God” the President affirmed. “This immortal truth is proclaimed in our
Declaration of Independence and enshrined in our First Amendment to our Constitution’s
Bill of Rights” Trump told the gathering. “Our founders understood that no right is
more fundamental to a peaceful prosperous and virtuous society than the right to follow
one’s religious convictions” he added. Partial transcript: “The United States is founded on the principle
that our rights do not come from government, they come from God. This immortal truth is proclaimed in our Declaration
of Independence and enshrined in our First Amendment to our Constitution’s Bill of
Rights. Our founders understood that no right is more
fundamental to a peaceful prosperous and virtuous society than the right to follow one’s religious
convictions. Regrettably, the religious freedom enjoyed
by American citizens is rare in the world. Approximately 80 percent of the world population
live in countries where religious liberties threaten, restricted or even banned. And when
I heard that number I said please go back and check it because it can’t possibly be
correct. And sadly it was, 80 percent. As we speak,
Jews, Christians, Muslims, Buddhists, Hindus, Sikhs, Yazidis and many other people of faith
are being jailed, sanctioned, tortured and even murdered often at the hands of their
own government simply for expressing their deeply held religious beliefs. So hard to believe. Today with one clear voice the United States
of America calls upon the nations of the world to end religious persecution.”

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