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Of rights, responsibility and progress

By Vincent Lynch

In consideration of the very many issues with which our nation is now confronted it is difficult not to follow-up on the earlier article ‘The power and beauty of our Constitution’ (CN April 22) in which reference was made to the spirit and intent in which the preamble was written and which may not be fully understood by many.

At this time reference should also be made to an interesting line appearing early in the preamble—“the Nation of Trinidad and Tobago is founded upon principles that acknowledge the supremacy of God” in which respect, reference is now made to Mark 12:30–31, “…and you must love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind and with all your strength. The second is this: You must love your neighbor as yourself” these two being the greatest of all commandments.

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