People's Rights

United States
January 27, 2013 9:11am CST
Everyone does have rights. That is true. What happens when people cross the line? One thing that is NEVER guaranteed is your next breath! What happens when you need help and more people walk on by than stop to help you? One right everyone has is not to be harassed! People who beg, I do understand because I have done that before. However, when it comes to begging, you do not follow or harass people who say no! You do not assault others because you do not like what they were nice enough to give you. Everyone does have rights. Not everyone cares about everyone's rights! So next time, someone comes up to you and they are not happy when you cannot help and they follow you, then remember your rights to say no without being harassed because not everyone can accept no for an answer! NO matter what your position in life, everyone has rights and there are lines that are never meant to be crossed! People's rights: Do not harass others and follow them when your told no. Do not assault anyone! Do not take advantage of others who are nice! Another right right people have to say things and not being called names for any reason! No one has the right to steal from anyone. Most people, even those who are homeless, steal. I read about a homeless man that was caught, confess to breaking into cars and stealing. I know everyone has rights. So please, instead of criticizing me for writing about those how are homeless, be thankful for the one thing that is never guaranteed on a daily basis and that is your life as well as mine!
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6 responses
@jodylee (968)
• United States
27 Jan 13
Very good and well put. It is important to remember that we all have rights and to remember that sometimes others forget that. Did this stem from an experience you had? We do not have a lot of homeless people in my area, it is just too cold. I have never been harassed by a homeless person or a beggar but I have seen them on occasion. I have given applications to places I know are hiring but it just falls on deaf ears from what I have seen.
• United States
27 Jan 13
I had one homeless man follow me after I said no. I am 5'1" and he was taller. I told him I will call the cops so he turned and walked away.
@McCreeper (781)
• United States
27 Jan 13
Everyone has rights to do anything they want.. until of course it harms someone else, whether it would be physical, emotional, or some spiritual type of way. As long as people don't harm me, I'm fine with them. I try not to judge, but you know, sometimes it just happens.
• India
27 Jan 13
You feeling is well reflected in your writing. Just by appending few lines, I am to say that people's right which in fact we understand as human right is in reality different. People's right is related to right of the citizen, which again may a time cross the line. Particularly every citizen has right to express and mostly it is found that people are commenting without knowing its consequent at all. On the other hand you have described human right in perfect way. No on should be hurt by your action. Even a prisoner should also be behaved as a human being. But, its sad that today neither people's right nor human right is honored in full length.
@WakeUpKitty (8707)
• Netherlands
27 Jan 13
Thanks for starting this great discussion! My husband says: it's better to beg as to steal but if I see all those "beggars" around in his country, most of them not satisfied, happy at all if you help them out. Only asking for more and more. Abusing you, scolding at you because you need to give them what they like. Not knowing or asking you first if you are able to miss anything. I see them in my own country too. Not the ones who need it for real, but the abusive types, standing in front of the supermarkets. No real beggars, homeless people in need, but the ones who make a great income and build gigantic houses in Romania. The real homeless people are scared away, the real poor people still have proud left over and suffer. What annoys me most of all is the fact they do lie and steal and beg. They scold at you, follow you no matter if your children are with you. It did change me, also in the way I am not willing to help out that many people anymore. Also because there is no thanks, it's normal, they even ask for more, plus nobody is helping me out in times of need.
@mariaperalta (19096)
• Mexico
27 Jan 13
we all have rights in every country to a certain point. If you become a criminal and break the law you lose those right. So we all need to obey them and behave ourselfs. Take care there.
@nyssa102 (748)
• United States
27 Jan 13
Yes, very well spoken again. We all have rights and we should be allowed those rights. We can't let people, no matter how rich powerful or connected determine our future or what is best for us. The only people who should be in our lives are those who do not harass, who do not terrorize, and who makes that decision? I do. Only I do and only you do. We have to stop allowing people to have control over our lives. Only let people in that you like. Period.