Where do human rights come from?

  • Rationally derived?
  • Religion?
  • Social convention?
  • The Declaration of Independence claims rights are "self-evident."
  • Are they universal? Strands and beliefs come from many cultures.
  • Are equality and freedom opposing forces?
  • What about individual freedom vs. stability and prosperity?
    • E.g., India vs. China (in gross terms)
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