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  •  Let us look at the definition & find out: (2+ / 0-)
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    KVoimakas, happymisanthropy

    "Civil Rights-
    The rights belonging to an individual by virtue of citizenship, especially the fundamental freedoms and privileges guaranteed by the 13th and 14th Amendments to the U.S. Constitution and by subsequent acts of Congress, including civil liberties, due process, equal protection of the laws, and freedom from discrimination."-American Heritage Dictionary

    "Civil Rights- Personal liberties that belong to an individual, owing to his or her status as a citizen or resident of a particular country or community.
    The most common legal application of the term civil rights involves the rights guaranteed to U.S. citizens and residents by legislation and by the Constitution. --Black's Law Dictionary.

    Those who would sacrifice liberty for security deserve neither.

    by FrankRose on Tue Feb 18, 2014 at 11:56:33 AM PST

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    •  There's more than definitions involved, isn't (1+ / 0-)
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      there? It's right there in your definition: "the most common legal application ..." There's a definition and how it is interpreted, applied and resolve in the case of disputes.

      "Looking back over a lifetime, you see that love was the answer to everything." — Ray Bradbury

      by We Shall Overcome on Tue Feb 18, 2014 at 12:54:56 PM PST

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