Principles Of The Declaration

By: Jack Vedder

Guide For the Declaration

Jefferson is the one who protected our rights because he wrote the declaration and made people respected him and wanted him to keep protecting our rights.   the government assures the rights of its citizens in two ways:

  • It establishes limits on the power of the government to prevent it from violating natural rights.
  • It states that the government should be organized and its power distributed in such a way as to increase the posibility that those will be effective.

The first is a purely legal protection of a citizen's freedom. The next is an organizanional protection having to do with the way in which government is.

Why does a just government need consent of the governed?

consent of the governed the Declaration of Independence says, “Governments are instituted among Men deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. This means that people run the government. source

Unalienable Rights- Meaning these are the rights you are born with and can not be taken away from you, like freedom of speech and the right to protest (peacefuly) and all men are equal no one even the police can take those rights from you

You can argue if the constitution is outdated some parts of it is and some not like the rights are not outdated but the goverment is outdated but is probably the way it going to be that way and that is the best type of goverment.

Unalienable rights really matter to me and probably alot of people!!! If they were taken away america would not be so free if you peacefully protested you would get arrested or if you made fun of the mayor you would get arrested because of no freedom of speech. That is why i care about them and why you should too.