Yes, rights are double-edged swords

Source: A Geek With Guns
by Christopher Burg

“The beauty of the idea of the right to free speech is that it can turn a minority idea into a majority idea. Free speech is why same-sex marriage went from strongly opposed by the majority of people in this society heavily influenced by Judeo-Christian values to being generally accepted, at least within the realm of government marriage. Likewise, cannabis legalization efforts have been made possible because the right to free speech has allowed legalization advocates to inform the public that the government claims about cannabis are false. … But free speech, as with any concept developed by humans, is a double-edged sword. It allows minority and majority opinions to be expressed. Free speech is not ‘appropriated’ when people use it to express an opinion that is unpopular within your sphere of influence, it’s exactly what the concept of free speech was created to allow.” (04/21/17)

https://blog.christopherburg.com/2017/04/21/yes-rights-are-double-edged-swords/