Principles of the Declaration
Consent of the Governed and Unalienable Rights
By: Cassidy Norris
- The ideas are, Life, Liberty, and The Pursuit of Happiness
- We need the consent because if we didn't have it then people will get mad and the government would fall apart
- The government is responsible for protecting and guaranteeing our rights
- The principals are still here today, but in a lot of cases nobody follows them. For example ‘The Pursuit of Happiness’ is supposedly an unalienable right, but gay marriage is illegal in 15 states. Being able to get married would make all these people happy, so by taking away marriage, they are taking away their happiness.
- They do, because the right to life liberty and the pursuit of happiness is something that nobody should be denied. Nobody should be able to take them away because there is no reason anybody doesn't deserve them.