Image, Oleg Volk
And so it is with all rights. The Constitution of the United States, as brilliant a document as it is, does not, cannot defend the rights it guarantees all by itself. The pen may indeed be mightier than the sword, but the sword is a great deal more effective for hacking people to death. One retains only the rights one can defend.
Well worth the couple of minutes it takes to read it. Defending all of our rights is our responsibility. And sometimes, it takes a little more than a harsh word.