A Thought on Rights

This one is an angelaisms original, born of a quiet moment with my son at a Sonic drive-in:

Rights and responsibilities are inextricably linked; you cannot separate the two. A right that is not exercised responsibly will run amok, eventually trampling upon the rights of others. Meanwhile, trying to live up to a responsibility without the necessary rights is an exercise in futility and frustration. A government that attempts to relieve its citizens of responsibility is not granting them rights — rather, it is disempowering its citizenry by assuming those rights in their stead.

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One Response to A Thought on Rights

  1. Wraith says:

    >Short, sweet and to the point. Truth is like that.

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