The Rights of Society- Part 3

Red Millennial

This article is the second in a series of three articles on the rights of a society. For the previous posts, click here for part 1 and here for part 2.

Negative rights are the most important basis of a free society. These are specific restrictions on what the government can and cannot simply legislate away on arbitrary whims of politicians and brief flare-ups of fear and emotion.

The written constitution; to ensure that each particular fundamental right is a part of the fundamental law of society.

The right to freedom of speech; the government cannot imprison you for saying something that disagrees with the President, Congress, or even every single citizen of a given society.

Private property; that the government cannot take your property based on their ideas of what is good for society.

Self-defense; a part of natural law that enables a given person to defend themselves and others…

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