Our founders believed in natural rights theory. Natural rights are rights not contingent upon the laws, customs, or beliefs of any particular culture or government, and therefore universal and inalienable. In contrast, legal rights are those bestowed onto a person by the law of a particular political and legal system, and therefore relative to specific cultures and governments. Legal rights may be constitutional, statutory, regulatory, contractual, common-law, or conferred by international human rights law. Legal rights are almost always qualified, whether by implication, by the law which created the right itself or by legal rights held by others. A legal right can be enforced in courts of law against another who has infringed the right. The right may be enforced by a court order or injunction prohibiting the other person or persons from infringing a right, by the awarding of money to compensate the holder of the right. In contrast, natural rights are considered beyond the authority of any government or international body to dismiss. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights is an important legal instrument enshrining one conception of natural rights into international soft law. Natural rights were traditionally viewed as exclusively negative rights, whereas human rights also comprise positive rights.
Unfortunately our government believes in a higher power, themselves. We lose more rights every year while the government just keeps on expanding & letting us know what is good for us. It's the same garbage all the time, only the faces change. Nature & God are separate entities in America they have no bearing or effect on laws here, sadly either do the people. Folks think that the government works for them, when was the last time any government official, anywhere, had a clue as to what's going on. We have elected officials that believe they know what's best for us, they must be gods to know what we want without asking us
The answer to your question can be found in the Declaration of Independence. I suggest you read it. Then read it to your relatives, friends and neighbors. Read it 'till you understand it. If you have kids, read it and explain it to them. If you don't then volunteer to read it and explain it to your friends kids. It obviously is not being taught or explained in the schools.
"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator (aka: God) with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.--That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed."