What Rights?

In the Declaration of Independence, the founders of our nation mentioned that people have certain inalienable rights, some of which were specifically mentioned.  The implication, however, remained that there were other rights not therein specified, and concern about what government might do led to additional details being written down in the Constitution; we call that list The Bill of Rights, which some politicians have tried to twist into claiming that we get our rights from the politicians.

But is that the whole list?  Are there any rights we citizens have besides what is listed in those two documents?  On the other hand, is the category so wide open, that we have to seriously consider the “right” of terrorists to be be treated better than soldiers, or the “right” of public officials to close meetings from the public and refuse to answer constituents’ questions?  Where do we draw the line, and who gets to make that call?



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