A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006. Now a Popeye's fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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Entry from May 27, 2020
“Insisting on rights without acknowledging responsibilities isn’t freedom, it’s adolescence”

"Insisting on your rights without acknowledging your responsibilities isn’t freedom, it’s adolescence” is a saying that has been printed on many images. The saying became popular during the 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic, often used to justify government actions (shutting businesses, face mask requirements, etc.).

“There are rights and there are responsibilities. You must have rights as a human but insisting on your rights without acknowledging your responsibilities isn’t freedom, it’s adolescence” was posted on Twitter by Mohamad Safa on April 23, 2020. “Insisting on your rights without acknowledging your responsibilities isn’t freedom it’s adolescence” was posted on Twitter by MedicRN on April 29, 2020.

The many images of this saying usually show a father-figure with a pipe—and sometimes also with a face mask.


Wikipedia: 2019-20 coronavirus outbreak
The 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic is an ongoing global pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The outbreak was first identified in Wuhan, Hubei, China, in December 2019, and was recognised as a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO) on 11 March 2020.

Twitter
Mohamad Safa
@mhdksafa
There are rights and there are responsibilities. You must have rights as a human but insisting on your rights without acknowledging your responsibilities isn’t freedom, it’s adolescence.
12:15 PM · Apr 23, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

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MedicRN
@MedicRN5
Insisting on your rights without acknowledging your responsibilities isn’t freedom it’s adolescence.
11:50 AM · Apr 29, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

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Anna Lautzenheiser
@AHLautz
Replying to @DBB24540384 and @newsobserver
Insisting on your rights without acknowledging your responsibilities is not freedom, it’s adolescence.
11:04 AM · May 1, 2020·Twitter Web Client

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Nathan_Timecop
@NathanLaska
Replying to @darrin_daye @Wall_St_Rambo and 2 others
Insisting on your rights without acknowledging your responsibilities, isn’t freedom, it’s adolescence. But go ahead and risk it guys. Maybe when you or a loved one is gasping for air, you won’t care about money so much
3:38 PM · May 1, 2020·Twitter for Android

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CBeneda
@pacificc22
Replying to @BrentTerhune
Insisting on your rights without acknowledging your responsibilities isn’t American.
6:40 PM · May 1, 2020·Twitter Web App

Twitter
𝕰𝖒𝖕𝖗𝖊𝖘𝖘 𝕬𝖚𝖗𝖔𝖗𝖆 𝕭𝖔𝖗𝖊𝖆𝖑𝖎𝖘
@PropitiousOn3O
Insisting on your rights, without acknowledging your responsibilities isn’t freedom, it’s selfishness and delinquency…
5:32 AM · May 2, 2020·Twitter Web App

The Sentinel Echo (London, KY)
RUBY: Responsibility vs. Adolescence
By Catherine Ruby
Columnist
May 12, 2020
(...)
As a friend posted on Facebook: “Insisting on your rights without acknowledging your responsibility isn’t freedom, it’s adolescence.”

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Kintsugi Girl
@Kintsugi_girl
Quote of the lockdown:
“Insisting on your rights without acknowledging your responsibilities is not freedom, it’s adolescence.”
GIF
6:16 AM · May 17, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

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Michael Okuda
@MikeOkuda
Please wear a mask in public. Refusing to respect the health and safety of others is no more your “right” than driving on the wrong side of the road or peeing on the sidewalk.
Insisting on your rights without acknowledging your responsibilities isn’t freedom. It’s adolescence.
10:09 AM · May 27, 2020·Twitter Web App

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Nikki Wills
@TheMascaraGeek
“Insisting on your rights without acknowledging your responsibility is not freedom, it’s adolescence”.
I don’t know who said this originally but they nailed it! #freedom #freedumb
12:42 PM · May 28, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Michael Okuda
@MikeOkuda
Please wear a mask in public. Refusing to respect the health and safety of others is no more your “right” than driving while drunk or peeing on the sidewalk.
Insisting on your rights without acknowledging your responsibilities isn’t freedom. It’s adolescence.
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CBS News
@CBSNews
· 4h
“In Brooklyn I’m seeing probably 40% of people wearing a mask,” Chris Rock says during NY Gov. Cuomo’s presser. “The kids really aren’t wearing the mask. It’s sad that our health has become a political issue. It’s a status symbol almost to not wear a mask” https://cbsn.ws/2X9zadr
1:26
12.2K views
12:46 PM · May 28, 2020·Twitter Web App

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