A Thought for Independence Day on Rights

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Submitted by Graham Hill on Sat, 2021-07-03 01:08

And those rights, which of course no human document could ever fully spell out, included the rights to property and speech, assembly and free elections, and the right to defense—because, as James Madison would write in his treatise on property in 1792, “There is a right to property and a property in rights.” So property concerns not just physical things, but even such things as one’s conscience counts as one’s property.

From Ned Ruyan's essay "Of Rights and Laws", American Greatness 1 July 2021: https://amgreatness.com/2021/0....

Freedom of speech, freedom of conscience are ours.