May 3, 2017 by JImbo
Let me make it easy for those who can’t tell the difference.
Rights come from the individual. They are not given to an individual. They cost others nothing. That is how you identify a right. For example, it costs you nothing for me to exercise my freedom of religion or freedom of speech. I require nothing from you to do so.
A privilege is an advantage bestowed by an external source, that must be paid for by that external source. I can grant you the privilege of using my car. However, it is still my car and that privilege can be revoked at any time. Rights are yours to express. Privileges are something you owe to others.
Many people think they have a “right” to an education, or healthcare, or a welfare check.
No, you are asking for a PRIVILEGE.
If YOU are paying for it, it’s a RIGHT.
If SOMEONE ELSE is paying for it, it’s a PRIVILEGE.