Rights and Priviledges

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Difference between a Right and a Privilege Rights can generally be described as legal, ethical or social principles of entitlement or freedom. In other words, rights are essential normative rules that describe what is owed to people or allowed to people, following some legal system, ethical theory or social convention. Rights are of crucial importance in disciplines such as ethics and law, especially theories of deontology and justice. On the other side, privileges can generally be described as an exclusive entitlement to the exception granted an authority or the state to a particular person or a restricted group either on a conditional basis or by birth. However, these privileges can be revoked in relation to certain circumstances. Additionally, any right owned by the government turns to be a privilege. In discussing the differences between privileges and rights one can start by mentioning that a right is an irrevocable, inherent entitlement held by all human beings or citizens from the moment of birth. However, the main difference between a privilege and a right is that when a right being enjoyed by a person is revoked, then this will be injustice while on the other hand, a privilege given to a person can be revoked without necessary being taken as an injustice case but as unfair. Additionally, a person’s rights are essential for that person’s freedom while privileges are mostly essential for the safety of that particular person. Additionally, according to Thomas Jefferson “we hold these truths to be self- evident, that all humans are created equal, awarded by their Creator with assured unalienable Rights, among them Life, Liberty and Pursuit of Happiness”. Thomas from his quote also believed that the government had no power to revoke any person’s rights either to walk, live or right to speech. It could violate any…...

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