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Rights and Duties

Rights and Duties

The following line of reasoning is adapted very loosely from the writings of Russell Kirk in his book Rights and Duties: Our Conservative Constitution, which covered a good bit more territory than the following treatise.

The air is filled at any given time with talk of rights. There is the right to life; the right to free speech; the right to carry arms; the right to property; the right to privacy; the right to health care; the right to worship what and how and if you please; the right to associate with whom you please; the right not to have your rights taken away without due process of law; and everybody’s favorite, the right to free stuff paid for by somebody else.
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