Privileges are granted by the State; rights are inborn. The Constitution, for example, does not "grant" us rights, it -recognizes- them.
No, rights are imaginary. They were invented by people. They are provided when we invest power in a government to protect them.
You have no right to voice your opinions, either here or anywhere else.
I agree with BNL. If you want to beleve your "rights" are granted to you by your government (which makes them mere privileges), then fine; have fun with that.<quoted text>
Calling them inborn serves to calm the fragile sensibilities of those who can't grasp the harsh realities of life. If we didn't have a functioning government, or one that served our interests, we wouldn't have rights either.
I happen to really like China.
But don't tell me *I* have no rights.