Friday, April 11, 2014

Rights versus Privileges

"Rights are an idea; they're just imaginary... Rights aren't rights if someone can take them away. They're privileges...

Personally, when it comes to rights, I think one of two things is true. I think either we have unlimited rights, or we have no rights at all. Personally, I lean toward unlimited rights. I feel, for instance, I have the right to do anything I please. BUT, if I do something you don't like, I think you have the right to kill me. So where are you gonna find a fairer fucking deal than that? So the next time some asshole says 'I have a right to my opinion', you say 'Yeah? Well I have a right to my opinion, and my opinion is that you have no right to your opinion.'"

- George Carlin