Natural Rights

I think most Americans believe in some form of rights, but can’t pinpoint where they come from. I think rights are what you are born with. Consider the hypothetical situation of a human child left in the wilderness. This child is alive, so therefore has a right to life. This child can move as it physically is able, and thus has the right to liberty. And this child must’ve been born to another human i.e. did not just spontaneously appear. This signifies the right to a relation or connection. The remainder of the child’s survival depends on the prioritization of these rights. The child CAN, as in physically is able to, run headlong off a cliff (liberty of movement) but sacrifices his right to life in doing so. This extreme example illustrates how rights must be sacrificed in one moment in time for other rights. Can this become a predictive indicator of behavior?

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