Having a right and doing what’s right are not the same, right?
I recently read this statement, and it got me thinking. Just because one has the right, doesn’t mean that that right is “right.”
When can one’s right be? Just because one has the right to do or say pretty much one wants to say or do, doesn’t make it the right thing to do. Why not may you ask?
”Rights” have been established, legislated, etc. in general, for the common good. However, what happens when the common good goes against the greater good? Which option should take precedence, why and who decides?
Logic says, that just because I have the right to do something, doesn’t necessarily mean that it is the right thing to do.
One needs to have a better understanding of the difference between the common good and the greater good. The Unites States Constitution, for example, was created to ensure the common good and therefore people have constitutional rights. Can these rights ever be wrong or are they absolute?
Can law ever be a mistake or wrong? If so, what choices are to be considered and at what price?
I guess a simpler way of putting this would be: Just because I can, doesn’t mean I should.