"Rights aren't rights if someone can take them away. They're privileges. That's all we've ever had in this country, is a bill of temporary privileges. And if you read the news even badly, you know that every year the list gets shorter and shorter. You see all, sooner or later. Sooner or later, the people in this country are gonna realize the government does not give a **** about them! The government doesn't care about you, or your children, or your rights, or your welfare or your safety. It simply does not give a **** about you! It's interested in its own power. That's the only thing. Keeping it and expanding it wherever possible. " - George Carlin<br />
I tend to agree.
yes.. I don't believe they are given by god but something any good civilization should try to establish and maintain.
Perhaps the illusion of it.
if only we could find a way to make it fair...
Yup even though some think they can be taken away history shows that people will die and hell is brought to earth when basic human rights are trampled by the rich and powerful