Demonstrate that it is based on human nature then. Let's see you do the sociological and anthropological homework required to make such a claim.A right is just a philosophical construct based upon human nature. It's not a magic forcefield that protects people from harm, but if you want to keep pretending that's what we think it is, I'm not going to stop you from sounding like a fool.
How long should we wait?
Of liberty I would say that, in the whole plenitude of its extent, it is unobstructed action according to our will. But rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others. I do not add 'within the limits of the law,' because law is often but the tyrant's will, and always so when it violates the right of an individual.
Personally, I think Jefferson summed up almost everything we need to know about how to govern and act in the previous statement; it's basically a reincarnation of the golden rule.
Tyranny and socialism.What is the counter argument to "natural rights"?
LOL! Have you been blogging about us, Cephus?
Oh yes, we're unable to comprehend your argument, oh brilliant one. That must be it...Once again, I’ve been a part of a debate about “rights” with those nutjobs, the libertarians. And once again, the inherent irrationality of their position has been pointed out to them and they’ve entirely failed to comprehend it. This is certainly not the first time I’ve posted about libertarians and their bizarre concept of “rights”, I think some of it bears repeating however.
You've invested too much in your strawman to go back now. You've reached the point of no return...