When I see memes that say rights are gained, I cringe. Rights are natural or God Given, they are either denied or are freely exercised. Thomas Jefferson originally wrote in the Declaration of Independence we have an inalienable right to life, liberty and property, the latter being changed to the pursuit of happiness. These rights were so important that Amendment Five prohibited the federal government from violating these rights without due process and Amendment 14 prohibited the States from doing the same. If another person violates your rights to life or property it is a crime, if the government violates your rights to life, liberty or property it is tyranny.