Reply To: Life and Property


Darn it. I just spent a half hour writing a reply and it didn’t register! I was suggesting a hierarchy of natural rights beginning with life, then property, then freedom. Not suggesting positive rights in that we are not morally obligated to give sustenance to someone but in that we cannot get in the way of his survival. At which point does our defense of property give a death sentence to someone? Well, that is a gray area, I suppose on which the community must decide.