My constitutional rights.
We hear it often when people are demonstrating. They are angry that their rights have been abused or trampled on.
People who don’t fight for their rights tend to lose them.
But I did a little research to see just what those rights were. I found that there is a pretty extensive list of our constitutional rights.
But not all the rights that we hear people shouting “That’s my right!” were listed. We’ve made some pretty liberal jumps in assuming what we actually do and do not have as a constitutional right.
On the same document of constitutional rights, I found it interesting that there was also a list of duties. These rights we keep shouting about don’t come alone; they are accompanied by responsibilities. Continue reading “It is time to defend not so much human rights as human obligations” – Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn