Rights are moral principles...
|Rights are moral principles defining
a man's freedom of
action in a social context.
Rights are inalienable -- they may not be morally infringed upon, i.e., a
thief may rob you, but morally he is in the wrong, and you
are in the right.
Rights are not guarantees to things, but only guarantees to freedom
of action (right to liberty) -- and a guarantee to the results
of those actions (right to property).
The only obligation one's rights impose on others is for them to leave you alone, i.e.
free to act within your sphere of rights.