Civil rights are rights that protect people from unwarranted / unfair action by the federal government and/or private organizations and/or individuals. These rights ensure that an individual can participate in the civil life of the state without fear of repression or discrimination.
Some basic civil rights include the following:
* Protection from discrimination on such grounds as religion, gender, race, national origin, sexual orientation, age, immigrant status, etc.
* Ensuring peoples’ physical integrity and safety, etc.This protection guards against all sorts of potential abuses by other people. Unlike some countries where women are second, third, or fourth rate chattel who are exploited in all sorts of ways the citizens of the United States can go to court to address such abuses- at least according to our laws that are on the judicial books.
* Equal access to health care, education, culture, etc. The intent of equal access whether it is to health care or education sounds good. In practice, however, it is often the people who have money that have better access to better health care. For instance: A man in his 60’s wants to increase libido. Is the fatigue, low libido, insomnia, weight gain and other symptoms of menopause, andropause, adrenal fatigue and thyroid disorders just an inevitable part of getting older or will a health care practitioner and the man’s insurance company acknowledge a medical problem. Most insurance companies treat low libido in men as an aging issue. If the man wanted to follow some sort of aging management program whose proactive, preventative approach can modulate the aging process prior to the onset of degenerative aging by certain protocols, the insurance company will not pay for treatment. All expenses for libido supplements, and bio-identical hormone medications would have to be paid out-of-pocket. Wealthy people can afford to go this route, others can not. At this point access to age management medicine protocols is not equal for all.
Likewise, people with money are the ones with the most bling particularly when it comes to diamond jewelry. Engagement rings and wedding bands that sport the most diamonds belong to the wealthy who can afford such things. However, for those with less deep pockets, it is still possible, nowadays, to sport as much bling as one can afford by substituting cubic zirconia synthetic gemstones for diamonds or other costly gemstones. Case in point: when I proposed to my girlfriend (now wife), I couldn’t afford an expensive diamond ring. Instead I opted to go online a find a jewelry store that offered sterling silver rings on sale.
At sterlingforever.com they offer stunning sterling silver rings which are durable, but less costly than rings made from white gold or platinum. There was a huge selection that were generously set with lots of cubic zirconia gemstones.