Who is responsible for protecting or guaranteeing our unalienable rights?
protected by the Bill of Rights
the Bill of Rights protects us only from the government itself. We have freedom of speech. Meaning we can't be imprisoned for speaking our mind..
Why does a just government need consent of the governed?
“The most fundamental concept of democracy is the idea that government exists to secure the rights of the people and must be based on the consent of the governed. Today, the quote above from the Declaration of Independence is an ideal form of government.” In a government, it needs to have consent of the governed. This means that there needs to be a say in everyone, or it will be hard to make decisions. Also means that government gets all its power from the people. The people set up the government. The people run the government. The government does not run the people. If the people don’t like the government, they have the right to change it.
Explain the ideas of unalienable rights and government by consent-
The idea is that they wanted the citizens to be more apart of the government, more included. This means that the citizens can be more involved and there will be less tension between law making.
The Declaration of Independence proclaims as a self-evident truth the First Principle that “all men are endowed, by their Creator, with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” This Shows that without the principles we wouldn't have unalienable rights, and without those, our government would not be fair.
Are the principles of unalienable rights and government by consent in the Declaration outdated, or are they still true today?
The Constitution is very much relevant today as it was back when it was drafted and when it was confirmed by the States. Its principles and concepts are timeless, and they will continue to be timeless and appropriate to any nation who values individual liberty.