Declaration of Independence

  • Who is responsible for protecting or guaranteeing our unalienable rights? The ones responsible for protecting our unalienable rights are the ones ruling over a certain place. For example the King was supposed to protect their rights but he did the complete opposite of what he is supposed to do.
  • Why does a just government need consent of the governed?

They need to have the agreement of the ones they governed because if they do this it will make the ones that are governed happy and they won't rebel against the government.

  • Explain the ideas of unalienable rights and government by consent.

Unalienable rights are things such as natural rights. Things that there should not be a law on such as speaking, walking, and sleeping. And government by consent is when the people they are governing agree with the laws they want to pass.

  • Are the principles of unalienable rights and government by consent in the Declaration outdated, or are they still true today?

Yes, they way they talk about how we deserve our unalienable rights are still and should be still in our law. Because we should have these rights like talking, walking, and many more.

  • Do these principles matter to you? If so, how and why?

Yes they do matter to me because if we didn't have these we would never be able to express our thoughts and our feelings.

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