Can't have it both ways.
I'm always grumbling about the idiotic notion of "rights endowed by the Creator". If these "rights" somehow enter us at birth, then where are they? Are they in the heart? The ribcage? The femur? Are the "rights" favored by the left, such as abortion and pornography, located in the left arm? "Rights" favored by the right, such as guns and religion, in the right arm?
Even if you take the religious crap out of it, treat it as a description of basic characteristics
of humanity, the remaining idea is still untenable and dangerous. Untenable
because our basic characteristics include lots of fine qualities: altruism, intelligence, strategizing, and so on; but our basic characteristics do not include a contract with any government. Governments are not part of Nature.
They are organizations developed by groups of humans, and we can develop them any way we want. Some groups of humans prefer harsh and unyielding governments, others prefer looser types. Sometimes a group changes its mind and overthrows one form to get another.
The concept is dangerous
because "rights" have turned out to be a wonderful tool for the black-robed Soviet mass-murderers. Any time they want to slaughter babies or bomb Christians, they just invent a "right" and nobody has the fucking guts to tell them NO!
God said it, Harry Blackmun amended it, I believe it, that settles it!
What struck me just now: Most of the people who like to quote this "endowed by Creator" nonsense are also literalist Christians who reject any modification or addition to the Scriptures. They're the same people who say that Catholics and Mormons are "cults" because they add stuff to the Bible.
Okay then. This bizarre business about the Creator injecting capsules of "rights" into every baby is obviously an addition to Scripture,
a statement about the intentions and actions of God which is not contained or implied in the Old or New Testaments.
How come this addition is OK but the Catholic and Mormon additions aren't?
Think, Christians. Do you really want to be adding something to scripture? Especially when the addition grants Harry Blackmun a tool to make baby-murder "legal"? Is this really what you want?
I don't have any problem with the idea of a Christian nation. If you want to have a Christian nation, by all means practice it. Kick the Muslims, Jews and atheists out, or at least require those groups to stay quiet. FACT: One-religion nations work, and multi-religion nations have decisively and finally failed. But please, don't do it halfway. Don't claim to have special permission from God, then allow satanic black-robed Soviets to misuse your special permission against you. Take charge or admit abject defeat. Pick one.