You are born with your individual rights. No one has a higher claim to your life, liberty, and property than you do. In turn you do not have a higher claim to the life, liberty, and property of others. The only way to protect your own very precious individual rights is to respect and protect those of all others - even and especially those you may disagree with. Individual rights trump federal laws, state laws, local laws, and personal opinion. The only ethical sort of relationships are voluntary and the markets should be free.
Folks are completely unrealistic with their perception of the law, law enforecemnt, and crime fighting. It's almost Pavlovian the way people constantly carry on about how, "there had ought to be a law," restricting or regulating every little thing they don't like. For some reason these folks think that a law prevents crime, when in reality laws just create "criminals."