Lately in my FB feed has been advertisements for the company where I like to buy my geeky t-shirts. Most of the time, they display merchandise that I would normally want – Robotech, Tramsformers, Firefly, etc.

One that has been cropping up essentially proclaims that if someone else gets their civil rights, then you don’t lose yours. The kicker is that civil rights are not like pie. Which is true, but I very much doubt the author of this bromide would translate that to the economic side of civil rights.

Because at the end, we have to abolish the very idea of the pie when discussing rights. Any rights – at least in the Lockeian sense of the word.

Let’s all say it together – when it comes to rights, there is no pie.