God-given right

God-given right

A special privilege or authority bestowed upon someone by a higher power. Many feel that the law prohibits something that is their God-given right.
See also: right
References in classic literature ?
You've been ringing the changes too long on the God-given right to work .
I would be interested to know if these figures are a reflection of the numbers of cyclists who seem to think they have the God-given right to ride on the pavements
The Binays, whose family dynasty has ruled Makati for years passing the torch like a God-given right from father to mother to son and now to daughter, should be held accountable.
And now, one Jew has decided that he'd like to spend his Shabbat working, because it's his God-given right.
There are interest groups and individual MPs in this party who think it's their God-given right to rule.
This is a real crisis that is having a material effect on the education of children right now" - actor Steve Coogan "There are interest groups and individual MPs in this party who think it's their God-given right to rule.
Brown for refreshing my memory ("Gun ownership a God-given right," June 13).
We've got to make this good or they will come and torch us - and rightly so" Richard Hammond, on the new TV show The Grand Tour The most surprising thing about the presidential result was that neither Gary Lineker (left) nor Jamie Oliver managed to get their opinions into print Pete Dickenson, of Ryde, in a letter to the Daily Mail Everyone now has in his head that every human being has a fundamental, God-given right to go and move wherever he wants.
Either there is very little evidence to support Villa's God-given right to compete at the highest level - or Pete has finally learned the meaning of the word concise
FOLLOWING the extraordinary council meeting called by the council's Labour Leader George Duggins (CT Article, August 4), with the primary purpose of demanding Coun Williams resign in order to facilitate a by-election in a ward where Labour believe they have a God-given right to rule, could I suggest to Coun Duggins that his statement, "there is nothing legally or constitutionally to make Coun Williams resign, but morally he is compelled to" could have been applied with equal vigour to his own position as Head of Child Services during the horrific and far more disturbing case surrounding the death of little Daniel Pelka.
The great 19th-century French statesman and political philosopher Frederic Bastiat, in his brief yet magisterial treatise The Law, observed that laws and government are merely the collectivization of the natural, God-given right to self-defense:
No matter what these women were talking about, whether he agreed with what they were saying or not, he had no god-given right to poke his nose in.
Scudamore also added: "There's an idea we have some God-given right to get beyond the last eight of the World Cup - we haven't.
They do not have a God-given right to make such objections to this proposal.
Hodgson said that he feels pretty certain that United players would understand that there is no God-given right that because they have played in a few games up to now, they will play all the games in the future.