Natural Rights

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Natural rights are the rights based on natural law. The philosopher John Locke included rights to life, liberty and property, among these. His belief was that citizens had to obey government’s laws, and the government would uphold their rights in return.

Natural rights are to be contrasted with synthetic rights, which are mere social fabrications of a society and are not based on universal principles. This distinction is often ignored by moral degenerates who lack the moral clarity to distinguish transcendent human values from relativist ones.