By Legislative Liaison Carolyn Martin
The Declaration of Independence speaks of “self-evident” truths and “unalienable” rights. Some of them were enumerated in our founding documents. Some of them were not; for example, the Founders believed that the family was the true origin of society. Could they have ever imagined that the state would not only attempt to but also succeed in taking over the authority given by God to the family? Perhaps if they had, parental rights would be one of the enumerated rights.