When someone tries asks you to compromise on your rights, you are coming to the table with total ownership of something (namely whatever right you are talking about) and they come to the table with nothing. A compromise implies something from one party and something from the other. Well, when there is total ownership on one side and nothing on the other, if you compromise the only possible outcome is a loss for you and a win for them…
I want you to remember this statement:
First it is a right, then it is a privilege, then it is a crime.
Always make it a point to protect your rights, because once they are privileges, they are gone.
Excerpt from a great article over at realityalwayswins.com.