An Appalling Lack of Rights: From Inanlienable, to meritorious, to “Yeah, but…”

The ideal of “inalienable rights” has too often been changed to “meritorious rights” by flawed people adding “they have rights, but…”

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Damage and wreckage from protests related to death of George Floyd in Raleigh, NC 31May2020. Photo by Indy Beattle via Wikimedia Commons

The defendant had his knee on Mr. Floyd’s neck for 8 minutes and 46 seconds in total. Two minutes and 53 seconds of this was after Mr. Floyd was non-responsive.

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Raleigh Demands Justice Protest ,2020 May. Picture by Anthony Crider via Wikimedia Commons

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