Comment: It is the job of government...

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It is the job of government...

to secure our natural rights for us. Woz is NOT saying that govt invented or created natural rights.

secure (v) - To get possession of;To put beyond hazard of losing or of not receiving; to make certain

Once the govt has secured our rights then the govt is in possession of them. Once the govt possesses our rights then it is their job to "grant" them to us -- i.e. to step in as the advocate and protect us against denial of our rights.

Perhaps Woz using the word "grant" is a bit awkward but the essence of what he is saying is correct.

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