Boiling Rights

The United States Constitution says that some of our rights come from our Creator and that they can’t be taken away. Among them are the rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Now if you can convince the population that their rights actually come from legal courts, then those same machinations that have granted those rights can also take them away. It sounds like something from a science fiction episode, but certain rights are in legal hot water and the temperature is rising. Why should we care if the rights of people we don’t agree with are in peril? Because if we let others’ rights slip away, there will be nobody able or willing to protect our own rights, should the need ever arise.
What if these rights conflict with our beliefs? Do we protect their rights at the cost of our own moral discomfort? On the one hand, rights are important. We would never let anything happen to our right to say what we want, worship God in our own way, or not incriminate ourselves. There are some rights that are in question, some people would rather watch the right to bear arms go up in flames than to defend it, for instance. The thing is that the groups who are challenging our rights are also challenging the Creator of our rights. The good thing is that He can fight for Himself, but what are we to do? In the name of fairness help them who are under no compulsion to return the favor? What do we gain by standing in the way of others? What do we gain by being secure in our morals, but less free overall?


...Anyway, that's just how I feel about it ... What do you think?

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