Unalienable Rights to Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness

These rights are not privileges given by a sovereign like the British king who can also take them away. They are natural rights as the founders called them, that is, they cannot be taken or given away, that is, they cannot be alienated. Though others may try to abridge them or infringe upon them or violate them, as the Bill of Rights says, the individual always has those rights unless they themselves violate the law of nature by harming the rights of others.