Origin of rights?

Some time back, there was an exchange of opinions on this page about the origin of rights. The consensus was that they come from God. I disagree.

There are millions of God-fearing people around the world who have no rights except the very few granted by their oppressive governments or religions.

There are many millions of others who enjoy an abundance of rights, and we Americans are among them. We won those rights on the battlefield and secured them in a godless constitution.

So let’s give credit where credit is due.

Jack King Harlingen