One of the primary thrusts of my social philosophy is that individuals have the right to do almost anything they choose so long as it does not cause damage to other people who are excercising the same right. However, there is a disclaimer involved: Just because someone has the RIGHT to do something does not necessarily mean that he SHOULD do it nor does it suggest that he is free from any ramificantions which might arise from doing so.
For example, people have the right to accost complete strangers in the street and nag them about smoking. However, these same indivuduals must realize that doing so might not produce the exact result (“You’re so right. I’m giving up the habit right now on your recommendation. Thank you so very much.”) that they’d anticipated.