Comment: "Natural" is a problem.

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"Natural" is a problem.

I think maybe the fact that we call them "natural" rights is part of the reason they are not widely respected. They are clearly NOT natural -- they don't just "happen" the way an apple grows on a tree -- they must be actively chosen and and actively defended -- or they will be lost. As they have been. Mis-labeling is most commonly used to disguise an inferior product. A new "brand name" for the rights derived from the nonaggression principle might be helpful, ya think? Self-ownership rights?

Good post, by the way.

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