Where our rights are inalienable, and they come from our creator (God?), then is is not an error in thought/cause to "fight for our rights"? Perhaps a worthwhile distinction should be made. Those rights granted to us by "the state" might be called "civil rights", which are then thus really privileges having the color of right, while human rights are our inalienable rights, endowed in us by the Creator.
Those who are subject to the civil code (civil servants?) or beneficiaries of government programs, may find it worthwhile to "fight for their civil rights." But if we "realize" we have rights, is it not merely cause to educate and have "them" respect our rights?
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