Last week, John Kerry noted to an audience of German students, "In America, you have a right to be stupid, if you want to be."
That is my favorite inalienable right. To borrow Stephen Sondheim's phrasing, "Everybody's got the right to be stupid. Even though at times they go to extremes." It's a nice summation of all those inalienable rights we put so much stock in.
Freedom of religion? More like, "Right to Make a Total Idiot of Yourself, Weekly." Have you listened to your neighbor's doctrine lately? He believes we were put here by a flying spaghetti monster? We celebrate you, Pastafarian! Wear that colander with pride! As H.L. Mencken noted, "We must respect the other fellow's religion, but only in the sense and to the extent that we respect his theory that his wife is beautiful and his children smart."