Comment: The right was no more created by government than the respect...

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The right was no more created by government than the respect...

among birds of a common feather respecting one another's nest.

Natural rights emerge, in part, through reciprocity among individuals. When States come to dominate, the balance is severely skewed which largely quells chances of reciprocation (ie It's always the State "teaching the People a lesson" rather than the other way around).

In my opinion, property rights emerged - not only from reciprocation - but also because stewardship increases along with efficiency. For instance, public lands are much more prone to over-hunting compared to private property.

Theft decreases production. If a person works his or her arse off and is left with nothing to show for it, what is the use of working?

Property rights emerge naturally because they increase the survival probability of species.

By the way, a lot of work goes into a garden. That shit don't grow itself - not to mention direct monetary investments such as an increased water bill.