A man who makes assertions, or draws conclusions, regarding any given case, ought to be competent to investigate it. He has no right to throw the onus on others, declaring it their duty to prove him right or wrong. His duty is to demonstrate the truth of that which he asserts, or to cease from asserting.
One of the most remarkable — and popular — ways of seeming to argue without actually producing any arguments is to say that some individual or group has a ‘right’ to something that you want them to have.
One of the painful signs of years of dumbed-down education is how many people are unable to make a coherent argument. They can vent their emotions, question other peoples motives, make bold assertions, repeat slogansanything except reason.