”Nothing is unchangeable but the inherent and unalienable rights of man.” – Thomas Jefferson
When I take office, I will take an oath to uphold the Constitution. I will not do this lightly because I understand what the document says and what its purpose is. Abraham Lincoln said, “Don’t interfere with anything in the Constitution. That must be maintained, for it is the only safeguard of our liberties.”
The Declaration of Independence, declared the rights of all human being that always have and always will exist. Even if these rights are suppressed, they can never be removed. The U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights were documents designed to limit the power of government throughout the entire history and future of our nation such that these rights would never be frustrated. Thomas Jefferson stated, “A Bill of Rights is what the people are entitled to against every government, and what no just government should refuse, or rest on inference.” I hold a Jeffersonian view of the Constitution, which means the document is not open to new interpretations that diminish inalienable rights.