Thanks for posting this. There are a lot of people who don't get the concept of rights, and sometimes I think there are a lot who really don't want them. For some people the idea of a society where there are no underlying principles and everything is decided based on what would be popular at that moment is very warm and fuzzy. Perhaps this is because that's the way governments operate when they're not constrained by a strong understanding of rights. That it doesn't work is lost on a lot of those who think that having a decent, comfortable existence is something to be ashamed of. I think the problem is that to understand rights you have to admit that the world is not what you thought, that there is no benevolent government that will take over for the benevolent god who didn't take care of you, and that you have to occasionally think.