What is the right to life?

Fundamentally, there is only one right — the individual’s inalienable right to their own life — from which all other rights logically derive.

The right to life is the fundamental right from which all other rights (right to liberty, the right to legally acquire, possess, and use property, and the right to pursue one’s happiness) logically derive.

The right to life states that you are sovereign, (your body is your property and belongs to you, i.e., you own yourself) and it is proper to take those actions (right to liberty) to legally acquire, use, and dispose of property (right to property) which is necessary for one’s survival and flourishing (right to the pursuit of happiness), free from the physical compulsion and coercive interference of other individuals.

These derivative rights (right to liberty, the right to legally acquire, possess, and use property, and the right to pursue one’s happiness) are corollaries of the right to life, i.e., are applications of the right to life to varying contexts.

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