Our Civil Liberty Revisited

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The US Constitution is clear on prohibiting the government from intruding our individual liberties. The question is what are the American people doing with their precious rights? Are we taking our rights for granted? Or possibly worse, abusing it?

Case in point, even though we have enough doses to vaccinate everyone against the Covid-19, only “48.7% of people over the age of 12 have been fully vaccinated and received at least one booster dose in the US” (source). And yet, we have the most fatalities in this pandemic, at over a million.

Or, we are the richest nation among the developed world, protected by our Constitution to own guns, and having the most guns per capita than any other country. And yet we rank the highest in gun homicides among the high-income countries with populations of 10 million or more (source).

Or, the January 6 US Capital riot  .  .  . The list goes on.

You see, the rights we have come with responsibilities.  It’s a two way street. We need to not only own our freedoms (so we can be truly independent people), but also respect rights of others (so the civil liberty can indeed allow all to enjoy).

What do you think about our civil liberty? Is it just right, being abused, or something else?

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3 Responses to Our Civil Liberty Revisited

  1. OmniRunner says:

    I think that our Founding Fathers wrote poetry when they should have written prose.
    Many of them were lawyers yet they left so much to interpretation. Maybe on purpose?
    But what the hell is a “well regulated militia”?

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    • terryshen says:

      I think it was on purpose, Andy. Lofty thoughts sounds better that way (hence the amendments that followed). Imaging if it were left to Hemingway, the whole document would be over in just a few words. Joking aside, the Supreme Court fight on its interpretations will continue even though the core document has stood the test of time,


      • OmniRunner says:

        You are right. They were trying to make it as flexible as possible so it would stand the test of time. The whole thing was full of compromise. It was the only way they could get it done.


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