"The acknowledgment of the unalienable right of man to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, is at the same time an acknowledgment of the omnipotence, the omniscience, and the all-pervading goodness of God."
From this quote, Bill concludes that unalienable rights can only come from God. I find this both amusing and incredibly dishonest for a few reasons.
The Founders' concept of unalienable rights is a fascinating and complex one that takes the reader on a journey of what it means to be a human. The answers they describe are not simple soundbytes to be parroted at one's convenience like so much propaganda. They require us to examine ourselves and to study the nature of human society. They require us to harness our talents and pool our resources so that we can promote the preservation of those rights and passionately defend them from kings and priests who seek to usurp our freedom. They challenge us to constantly reexamine our social contract to ensure that, in establishing our legal rights, we have not ceded the natural rights that define us. The unalienable rights of men and women are, fundamentally, the gold standard by which we as human can judge ourselves and society.
What fertilized egg can do that?