Comment: there's no need to resort to

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there's no need to resort to

there's no need to resort to lies my friend. as newt prob already knows my view of the legal origin of rights is the same as Big L. von mises, the oft invoked, never read Boss of economics.

rights are political claims enforced by the legal order. legal order is brought about when formerly opposed political bodies or units within society reach an accord and choose peace. when their opposing claims are subjected to the peaceful arbitration of a designated body, according to the law, 'Right' is given a legal basis, rather than merely being determined by might, as in nature.

that's my view... you don't seem to realize that it is a perfectly common and acceptable view amongst many classical liberals and many modern libertarians. not everyone is living in candy land where Rights are plucked from the trees planted by a loving jolly old man called Nature.