[guest post by JVW]
Leviticus poses a very thought-provoking definition of the concept of natural rights:
I was thinking this afternoon about what the phrase “natural rights” means, and drifted quickly towards the idea that you have a natural right to do anything you could do if you were the only human being on the planet. And whatever you could do if you were alone on the earth, the government could not stop you from doing. Period. Natural rights – with all else necessitating the consent of the next person you add to the equation.
I’m curious as to the group’s thoughts on this definition, if the group is at all interested in discussing it.
There has already been some good back-and-forth about this topic, and I encourage everyone to continue it here.