"Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death!" - Patrick Henry
No, I am not, I am claiming that they are unalienable, which means that nothing can take those rights away. Therefore they take precedence over all other rights.
Edit: Unless you forfeit them yourself by committing a crime or renouncing.
Edited by questionmark, 06 February 2013 - 03:55 PM.