JOHN CHUCKMAN COMMENT: A FEW OBSERVATIONS ON THE IDEA OF RIGHTS   2 comments

John Chuckman

COMMENT POSTED TO AN ARTICLE BY RAY MCGOVERN IN CONSORTIUM NEWS

 

“Requiem for the Fourth Estate

“The arrest of Julian Assange adds to the steady erosion of the rights we once took for granted, says Ray McGovern”

 

Rights are just sentences written on a piece of parchment stored in a museum case.

If the general good will does not exist to honor them, they will not be honored.

And if governments, no matter how they are put into power, choose to ignore them, they will be ignored.

That is what America is experiencing now.

There is nothing special about democracy that preserves rights, but America does not even have that feeble idea of protection since it has never been a democracy.

Posted April 12, 2019 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

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