Because those who live by the sword die by the sword. That is what I meant when I said "That is very short sighted". If I violated everyone else's rights to satisfy my own, no one would have rights. Including myself. A right is a moral principle defining a man’s freedom of action in a social context. There is only one fundamental right: a man’s right to his own life. The freedom to take all the actions for the support, fulfillment and the enjoyment of his own life. Such is the meaning of the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. The basis is, I am a Man and I must live. In order to live I must be moral. That is unless I choose death over life.