Civil Rights – Why Civil Rights Matter

The Rule of Civilians

Civilization: The rule of civilians. There are laws people know and choose to obey, much more than they are compelled to obey. And from this, there comes: freedom, comfort and culture.(Winston Churchill - 1938)

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America was founded with the understanding that the purpose of government is to secure the unalienable rights of “Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.” Civil rights, in turn, are derived from and serve to protect the natural rights of all American citizens.