Not subject to alteration; the characteristic of those things which cannot be bought or sold or transferred form one person to another, such as rivers, and public highways, and certain personal rights; e. g., liberty.
Inalienable; incapable of being alienated, that is, sold or transferred.
~ Blacks Law Dictionary, Fourth Edition, 1951
The point I was making was not that one looses, or abdicates his natural rights, but rather that through contract relinquishes his right to have them protected by the government.
One can have rights, but if no one will help defend them, they become more difficult to assert.
~ Engage in the war of attrition: http://pacalliance.us/redamendment/