Comment: Mental Construct

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Mental Construct

Rights (natural or otherwise) are merely a mental construct. The administration of right and wrong, the administration of justice is all contrived in the head. Upon accepting the precept that all human beings are free and equal in dignity and in rights, we can engage in logical deductive reasoning and come to a general 'libertarian' view point.
However, there is, imo, a more fundamental point to be appreciated. The administration of law / rights is merely preoccupied with compelling everyone to have respect for others (live and let live). I would suggest the actual aim is to have respect for others not because the rules tell you how to be, but because one has an inherent respect for others.