In our current political debate, people are constantly talking about their rights. It’s not hard to find people discussing a supposed right to free birth control, a right to broadband internet, or whatever the cause of the day happens to be. But most of us throw around the term “right” without ever stopping to consider what it actually means.
If we want our government and our Constitution to be effective at protecting our rights, then we need to make sure that we understand what a legitimate right actually is. So let’s go back to the basics and discuss this idea a natural rights.
As I explained this weekend on TheBlaze Radio’s Chris Salcedo Show, your right are those areas of your life that belong only to you. They are so personal that no one can violate them without also violating your humanity: