God-given right

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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 .
Put simply, that government is legitimate which seeks to protect and vindicate individual, God-given rights.
Azhar Aslam said that the tradition of absolute and God-given rights was also common among the Spanish Muslim philosophers, jurists and political thinkers.
How come the Royal motto, Dieu et mon droit (God and my right), still stands when in fact absolutism no longer squares with the crown head of Britain, the English Civil War having divested the monarchy of any God-given rights, absolutism included?
Now, I don't want to rob any law-abiding American of his or her God-given rights, but I think we are an industrious enough people that we can make it work with only one square per restroom visit.
They are fighting to keep us all safe, let us fight to see they get their God-given rights.
These and other rights are spelled out clearly in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and there should be no doubt that they are indeed universal they are the God-given rights of everyone, everywhere.
But even as it did so, its general counsel emphasized that "church teaching is clear that every individual is entitled to be treated as a unique person with God-given rights and responsibilities.
Addressing a group of bishops from Ohio and Michigan during their ad limina visit to Rome on May 2, the Holy Father urged them to explain clearly why the Church cannot ordain women: "As bishops, you must explain to the faithful why the Church does not have authority to ordain women to the ministerial priesthood, at the same time making clear why this is not a question of the equality of persons, or of their God-given rights.
And just as man-made law creates manmade rights, so too the "law of nature and nature's God" confers natural or God-given rights.