I guess we just forgot!
"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness." - Declaration of Independence
The answer will always be at the ballot box, demonstrating the will of the people and that which is within each individual; not in rhetoric, not in violence, but only in the consent of the governed.
We give our unalienable rights and our power away each November and every day we fail to think and act in our collective best interest!
It would seem to me that we have more choices than rights. One has consequences, one responsibilities. The decision to understand them belong to each of us.