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Outstanding stuff! A big up-vote from me. Right down to your summation that I'm re-printing below. That just feels like very clear thinking to me (though, to be balanced, I guess it is just my opinion).

If I can add one thing, a good parallel would be the fight for our 2nd Amendment rights. We're fighting to protect our ability to defend our rights. Also, I'd say that it might be a good illustration of morality - when the other person (or living being) can't defend themselves but you still decide to defend their rights.

By the way, your comment below would be an outstanding tag-line.

the easiest way out of this intellectual morass is to chuck the premise, recognize the absence of any natural rights, and find arguments that actually correspond w/ reality.