Declaration of Independence
Kaitlin DeShon Hr 3
The ideas of unalienable rights are that people have certain rights that are cannot be taken away by the government or by anyone else. All men have these rights which include, Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness. In the Declaration of Independence, Jefferson wrote, "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness." The government by consent means that all citizens have a say in the governments choices and the laws that they make. This would make the people more involved with whats happening in their country.
They need the consent of the government to avoid conflict between the people and the government. If the people are allowing the choices made by the government then they cannot be upset with the choices made. A just government needs the consent of the governed to be able to have a successful country.
We are responsible for protecting our own rights. The government can choose to take away the rights that we have but with the consent of the governed, we are able to have a say on what the government does. They can't take them away without the consent of the people, so therefore we are a part in protecting our rights.
I believe that the unalienable rights and the consent of governed are still very true today. We have a lot of say in the choices made for our country today. And the unalienable rights written in the Declaration of Independence are still unalienable today, everyone has them.
These principles matter to me, I think they are a big part in what makes our country united and successful. I feel that without our say in the governments choices, we would have a lot of conflict. I also feel that without our unalienable rights, we wouldn't have our freedom.
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