Rights From A Creator, Not Government

I was reading venture capitalist Albert Wenger’s blog about society and human rights. I left a comment on it and decided to turn it into a blog post. Here is my comment: Philosophy brings out less commenters! I will take a stab. I think that humanism is not well understood. It comes from the canon of Western Civilization and started with the Greeks, was passed to the Romans. For modern times, Rousseau, Adam Smith, Humes, Carmichael, Locke et al outlined it. I think that the US Bill of Rights, and the Constitution are "humanist" documents which codify humanism into a society structure.

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