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"The moment the idea is admitted into society that property is not as sacred as the law of God, and that their is not a force of law and public justice to protect it, anarchy and tyranny commence...the law of property is the most important law-John Adams
Q: What is a right?
A: Rights: A power, privilege, faculty, or demand inherent in one person, and incident in another, generally defined as powers of free action. Something that you have the sovereign authority to do because their is no higher authority to get permission from-no one to ask- your it. You are endowed by your creator with certain inalienable, natural law, rights.
Q:What is a privilege? (the opposite of right)
A: Privilege: A particular and peculiar benefit or advantage enjoyed by a person, a company, or class beyond the common advantages of other citizens. A particular right, advantage, exemption, franchise or immunity held by a person or class not generally possessed by others. A temporary authority granted to you by someone of a higher authority.
"Education is favorable to liberty. Freedom can only existing a society of knowledge. Without learning, men are incapable of knowing their rights. And where learning is confined to a few people, Liberty can neither be equal nor universal"-Benjamin Rush
"I apprehend no danger to our country from a foreign foe. Our destruction, should it come at all, will be from another quarter. From the inattention of the people to the concerns of their government. From their carelessness and negligence I must confess that I do apprehend some danger. I feel that they may place to implicit a confidence in their public servants and fail properly to scrutinize their conduct, that in this way they may be made the dupes of designing men and become the instruments of their own undoing. Make them intelligent, and they will be vigilant. Give them the means of detecting the wrong, and they will apply the remedy"- Daniel Webster
Originally posted by TONE23
when we fail to know our rights then how can we defend them?