As a U.S. citizen, it’s your job to know your rights so you can exercise them

Can You Name Five of Your Rights?

You have a bunch of rights reserved to you as a citizen of Colorado and the United States. Stop for a minute, and try to name five (yes you can refer to recent events involving the Aurora Police and a hunt for a certain bank robber). There are approximately twenty-five — below I’ll name five of them:

  • Right to remain silent
  • Right to a lawyer
  • Right to refuse search
  • Right to trial
  • Right to refuse police access to your home and vehicle.

You Have the Job as a Citizen to Learn Your Rights

Here is the catch: if you don’t know your rights, you can’t use them.  You have the job as a citizen to learn your rights so that you can exercise them and enjoy your freedom. Toward that end, this blog will now feature a “Right of the Week.” Follow along and learn just how much liberty you enjoy. This week’s right: Free speech. More on that tomorrow.

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