Liberty is based upon the individual being able to live their life without government interference as long as they respect the rights of others and do not infringe upon their liberty to do the same. It is the right to be left alone. Liberty is never given to groups, but always to individuals. This is based upon the idea that everyone owns themselves, and no one has the right to interfere with their exercise of this right. Rights are always negatives, meaning it is something inherent to a person, and that cannot be legitimately taken away unless they harm another person by force or fraud. Rights are not a gift from government, but are a part of our humanity.