I am an American. As such, none of my rights depend on a showing of
need. I am a free man who has the right to define and pursue my
happiness any peaceful way I see fit. The government does not grant me
rights. I was born free. The legitimate role of government is to act as
my agent to protect my rights; which exist independent of government.
Americans do not beg the government for rights nor are they required to
demonstrate a “need” for rights.