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Many things once done as a matter of right are now privileges to be dispensed or withheld by those in power.
Armed with the Constitution, the Declaration of Independence, and the far-reaching guarantees of liberty and equality that they contained, Douglass took the fight directly to the slaveholders.
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Legislator Who Argues Housing Is a Human Right Also Suing to Stop Affordable Housing in Her District
New York Assemblymember Yuh-Line Niou is a plaintiff in a lawsuit to stop a Habitat for Humanity housing project.
And 20 percent don't know atheists have the same rights as everyone else.
Admitting privileges rule can't "be taken seriously as a measure to improve women's health," says federal appeals court.
All further "rights" are simply applications of our basic right not to be aggressed against.
If politicians treated the Constitution as if it were handed down from heaven rather than a pliable set of guidelines, the U.S. would be a better place.
Much of the political class of the founding generation, unlike our own, viewed the Constitution as restraining, not unleashing, the government.
FEC Chairman Lee Goodman says the dark money debate is nothing more than an effort to regulate speech using government power.
A crop of current religious freedom cases are more predicated on wringing special protections from the state than legit struggles for religious liberty.
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In Colorado, the Constitution is subordinate to hurt feelings and nuptial pastries.
The case isn't just about guns, but also about what it means for the public to have "rights."
Denies rights to "corporations" which includes media companies, unions and the ACLU
How arguments shielding the Gosnell trial from use in the debate about reproductive rights work just as well for gun rights
Made comments to German students while discussing the freedom of speech
According to new poll
Solitary confinement was a particular stumbling block
46 percent think the federal government is a threat to rights, 45 percent see it as a protector of rights