Your rights are yours by the very nature of your birth. You have them whether a document or a government says so or not. And while governments at every level will always work to limit or destroy your rights, it’s up to you – and others – to defend them.
How to do that? Thomas Jefferson had what I believe to be the most important advice on this front:
“A free people claim their rights, as derived from the laws of nature, and not as the gift of their chief magistrate.”