Looking forward to more Mackintosh.
It's simple enough to me. Natural rights inhere in a human being for they are respecting human, volitional, nature. Next to that we have government. We can posit that, like climate (heh), government is always changing either to more respecting these rights--and protecting them--or is going the other way, particularly or generally. Ergo: we encourage and insist on government dedicated to more respecting human rights. It's not that we carve out or up the government and throw it away aside from gross tyranny (how did that happen?), but that we keep kicking it in its moral ass with our moral foot.
I am not, of course, representing any of George's ideas except coincidentally. And George is writing about Burke and Mackintosh, not George and me.
Rational Individualist, Rational self-interest, Individual Rights--Libertarian--objectivist Objectivist, not an Objectivist Objectivist