At a time when we are fearful, it is all too easy to look to others for solutions. Many of the people we look to will be acting in our interest. Others, however, will use a crisis to attempt to destroy our natural rights.
Natural rights. All people are born equally free and independent, and have certain natural, inherent and unalienable rights, among which are those of enjoying and defending life and liberty, acquiring, possessing and protecting property, and of pursuing and obtaining safety and happiness.Constitution of the State of Maine
Protecting our rights is essential in times of war and in times of peace, in times of health and in times of sickness, in times of joy and in times of fear.
At absolutely no time can a government seize what is not theirs – our freedom. Whether it is our freedoms of speech, to practice our religion, to travel, to peaceable assembly, to be secure in our persons, houses, papers, and effects, or any other natural right, these rights are not granted by the government and cannot be taken away.