We have it all wrong. We should be viewing what we see as rights, as responsibilities. Just saying it that way, out loud, should have a profound effect on you.
Right to vote? No, responsibility, a duty, to vote. In fact, their ought to be sanctions/penalties for NOT voting.
Right to Free Speech? No, a responsibility, a duty, to speak. It’s is in law already. We have a responsibility, are lawfully required, to report a crime if we see one, and can indeed be sanctioned/punished for not fulfilling that obligation.
Right to bear arms? Nope, responsibility, obligation. Now, before you antigun folks start screaming, I am not saying everybody should be packing guns….. but everybody should at least have a decent pocket knife, right? You should take care of at least some portion of your self defense, even if it is just defending yourself from a trip hazard, or saving a tree from a plastic bag.
Responsibilties, not Rights
Obligations, not Rights.
A Duty, not a Right.
Let’s reframe the way we look at this.