: Do individual rights entail social obligation?
They do, the obligation to accord otehr the same liberty you have. Ie dont mug them, defraud them, rule them
: May I continue to run my Single shelled oil tanker through Prince William Sound? Or release toxics from my factory into the air or aquafir?
Not when it contradicts the above. A common fallacious belief about individual liberty is that its a form of hedonism, it isnt.
: Wouldn't a discussion of whether the police are individuals or a "free association" be quite irrelevent to their Function?
They would be accrorded the same rights, their role (presumably) would be to protect the same in others