Declaration of Independence.
The Declaration says, "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with inherent and inalienable rights; that among these, are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness; that to secure these rights," This says that all humans are made the same and have the right to live their life how they want, have justice in their life, and to just be happy.
These rights are still true today. The rights are so deep that they can't be outdated. There can't be a functional and fair community without life, liberty, and happiness. The order of things would crumble and no one could be satisfied with what they have.
Inalienable rights matter to me a lot. I believe that everyone should be able to live how they want to. Everyone that is alive should have justice and fairness in their life. Nobody should be denied of their life.
Constant of the Government
The idea of "consent of the governed" is the idea that the government cannot make decisions on their own. This thought is saying that the governed, or the people in the community, have a choice and a voice in the discussions of their society. Voting for leaders, choosing the laws, and even deciding if someone is guilty are examples of consent of the governed.
Why we Need Constant of The Governed
We need consent of the governed because otherwise, we would have no freedom. Places like North Korea, Cuba, Vietnam, etc, do not have the privilege to live their lives how they want because of the way their government works. The citizens in those counties do not have consent of the governed. They do not have any voice or choice, which is why we need this great idea.
Responsibility for Our Right
The people that our responsible for our rights would be our government. Our president has to have laws that let us have life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Congress has to make laws to protect these rights. Police officers and etc. have to enforce these rights.
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The Declaration of Independence