Certain unalienable rights

“We must confront the fact that the government can either secure the rights of its citizens to their lives, liberty and property, or attempt to provide for the material needs of all, but it cannot do both. The latter requires surrendering the former.” — Stephen Bourque, WSJ letter

We all remember the famous phrase declaring that men are “endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”

Now who remembers the immediately following phrase? The only hint I offer is that it relates directly to Mr. Bourque’s quote.

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