Rights must take back seat to rules

Regarding the Thursday letter, “Rights not lost to exercise a privilege”:

We believe it is the letter writer who does not get it!

When we take our driver’s test and sign our license, we agree to follow the rules and regulations specified in the state driver’s manual. Doing this downgrades our “right” to a “privilege.” Yes, you still have the right to obtain a license, but you must agree to follow the rules.

Maybe we should remember that when the Constitution was written, those rights were shared with around 50 million people. Now, we share them with more than 300 million and as that number increases, the task of keeping our rights sacred becomes more complicated.

The very fact that we must consider the comfort of others when we enjoy our “rights,” means that those rights are really more of a privilege.

Ed and Judy Porter


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