The Indispensable Right

What do you think is the most important and indispensable right of a citizen under the Constitution? (A Question from the Law Review Application Exam)

I would like to believe that the most important and indispensable right of a citizen under the Constitution is the right to life for without it there is nothing to speak of. Then I come to the thinking, what is life without liberty? A slave, while living, is dead.

It is therefore the right to liberty, I thought. Then came the question: what is a free life without having to own anything? The pauper, the beggar…they have a free life. But while their soul may be blessed, they are damned. They are suffering the wrath of hell while they are still on earth.

Is is therefore the right to property? Rich men are free and they can own anything they want. But what if they die?

The fundamental rights under the Constitution are interrelated and interdependent. Deprive a man any of these rights and you give him a life he would rather loose. While begging grammatical acceptance since the superlative most can only refer to one, each right is the most important and the most indispensable.

4 thoughts on “The Indispensable Right

  1. Now I’m starting to think twice about taking up Medicine after I finish my 4-year course as a Psychology Major. After reading this, I am thinking that I might consider taking up Law instead. -haha :)) sir, your words seem to be SO AGREEABLE!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s