So if someone takes away one of your rights, do you no longer have that right? Or do you still have the right, even though it's been taken away? And if you still have it, how can it have been taken away? What I mean is, if you live someone where free speech is banned, do you have a right to free speech? Or not? Go round in circles thinking about this for long enough and the true nature of rights (as conventions, rather than absolutes) becomes apparent. The only rights you REALLY have are the ones your society allows you. So arguing about whether any of them is actually a genuine right or not is pretty much meaningless, really.