the difference between a right and a privilege. A right, in the
abstract, is a fact; it is not a thing to be given, established, or
conferred; it is. Of the exercise of a right power may deprive me; of
the right itself, never. Privilege, in the abstract, does not exist;
there is no such thing. Rights recognized, privilege is destroyed.
But, in the practical, the moment you admit a supreme authority, you
have denied rights. Practically the supremacy has all the rights, and no
matter what the human race possesses, it does so merely at the caprice
of that authority."