Its a Shame
That human rights is a subject that has to be brought up at all. That human beings have found it necessary to declare them. That human rights are not built into us the same way we know we have to breathe and eat.
i feel it necessary
to include these quotes - the first comes from the Declaration of Independence and the second from Malcolm X.
" ... in the course of human events, it becomes necessary ... for people ... to assume ... the ... equal station ... which the laws of nature and ... nature's god entitle them ... these truths ... be self evident ... all men are created equal ... they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights ... among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness ... to secure these rights governments are instituted ... deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed ... whenever ... government becomes destructive of these ends it is the right of the people to alter or abolish it."
"We declare our right on this earth ... to be a human being, to be respected as a human being, to be given the rights of a human being in this society, on this earth, in this day, which we intend to bring into existence by any means necessary."