Debate - Should America be a Nation Under God?
This is where the question of rights is asked. The way I see it, it’s really quite simple. It’s two-fold. 1) People can have a right in principle. 2) And people can have a right in practice.
Naturally it does little good to have a right in principle but to be denied it in practice.
Until the right in principle is put into practice, the right does little good.
Matt talks about the pragmatic value of a right (the right in practice). The opponent talks about having a right in principle, and practically seems to state that having it in principle is basically enough.
And on top of it, most of the audience doesn’t seem to discern the difference. But I would expect to hear them cry loud and long if a practical right were ever taken away from them while they were told that they still have it in principle.