"The right to think is the beginning of freedom, and speech must be protected from the government because speech is the beginning of thought."
Justice Anthony Kennedy
(1936-) Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States (1988-2018)
U.S. Supreme Court, 16 Apr 2002, Ashcroft v. Free Speech Coalition
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 -- jim k, Austin      
To think is the beginning of thought, beware of government/church indoctrination of socialism on a mass scale. 
 -- Ronw13, Oregon     
    The beginning? Each and every, any and all rights are inherent in and inalienable with a beings existence. Consistent with matter, I guess the nobility of man's rights are first recognized as a faculty of birth. In a representative republic at the "laws of nature and of nature's God" (Declaration of Independence), the body politic's sole authorization is to administer said unalienable rights (not sovereign individuals) as a guaranteed system of justice. Carnal man has long left that system of Constitutional liberty and justice for all for/with a tyrannical dimension where rights have to be protected from government (2nd Amendment for example  no longer representative of rights).
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
    Being joint heirs with Christ, being sons and daughters of an Eternal Heavenly Father  a more accurate question might be, are rights in fact, without beginning or end?

     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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