Riverbank, CA asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Consumer Law and Civil Litigation for California

Q: Hi, Article 1 of the California Constitution says: Californians have "inalienable rights". Who protects these rights?

Some attorney says those rights are not guaranteed. Are they right?

Is it necessary any additional guaranties?

1 Lawyer Answer

Louis George Fazzi

Answered
  • Civil Rights Lawyer
  • Jess Ranch, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: It is up to each citizen to protect his/her own rights. In order to do that, we all need to know what our rights are.

Rather than relying on "some attorney" out of context with your thinking or beliefs, read the California Constitution itself. It is freely available in any library or in the comfort of your own home if you have a computer and can access the internet. You can cut and paste this link in your browser: http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/const-toc.html

Click on the link and it will take you to the Table of Contents and you can review each provision to your heart's content. Use a dictionary to look up any words with which you may be unfamiliar. There are many free dictionaries online.

It is up to each of us to know our rights, because we are each the guardians of our own liberties and freedoms. All the rights outlined in the U.S. and state constitutions are guaranteed. It is up to us to protect and enforce our own rights, and that's what lawyers do each and every day.

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