incorrect..... the constitution states rights and privileges only...there is nothing else.
communities do not create rights, if man could create rights, then he could take then when i felt like it, he could give them to his friends, and not other people.
no where in the founding documents to you see the founders creating rights........government can create a .......privilege
a right , i need no authority to act on.
a privilege, requires i have authority to act on.
privileges are not always given to every citizen, but every citizens does have rights.
people had property rights in the beginning, however other people wish to take away ones property, and that is why government is instituted,....... to secure rights of the people.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.--That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed,
if every man, respected the right of every other man......no government would be needed at all......becuase we would all work and help each other in harmony........but we dont, so government is there to protect everyone rights, from those who would infringe on them.