Are individual rights permissions that can be revoked at the government’s pleasure?

Freedom of action does not mean freedom to act by permission, to be revoked at a dictator’s, or democratic majority’s whim, but freedom to act within a given context as an absolute — by right. (The limit to one’s actions is where the rights of others begin).

Individual rights are not permissions granted by the state, but hierarchically precede the formation of a legitimate, proper government.