Declaration of Independence
The Declaration of Independence is a very complicated document that is the soul of our country today! Thomas Jefferson and the other noble men who wrote this document didn't really specify some things, so this document has some mysterious things about it too!
The "alienable rights" in the Declaration of Independence is talking about certain rights that cannot be taken away from a person. The dictionary explains, "What's unalienable cannot be taken away or denied. Its most famous use is in the Declaration of Independence, which says people have unalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness." But, the thing that people were arguing about was that slaves, poor people, and women didn't have unalienable rights. Only the rich, white men did. They could vote and do almost anything they wanted to do. They were rich and they were white and they were all powerful.
According to http://famguardian.org/subjects/politics/thomasjefferson/jeff0100.htm, the Government and the President are supposed to protect our unalienable rights. But what if they are not doing a good job of it? Then what do we do? Well, we can overthrow like we did with the King of Britain...... Haha, that sounds really funny to do!
The reason the government needs to be advised is because the government sometimes doesn't see what is going on, they just hear about it. Just like the Parliament, they can't really tell what is going on, but they still govern us.
The Declaration is still needed today. But, people have more freedom now than they did in the early years of America. The African-American's have rights to vote and to own land. They have freedom just like white's do. So do women. They can vote and ow land too!
These matter to me because I would not be free and could not be whatever I want to be. Since women back then were not treated with as much respect as they are right now, I would not be able to vote or be anything. Thank you to the Founding Father's for writing the Declaration of Independence!