Unalienable Rights & Consent Of the Governed    

By: Maddie Newton

BASIC IDEAS:

Unalienable Rights: Unalienable rights are life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness. They basically are the rights everyone was born with and nobody can take them away.

Consent of the Governed: Consent of the governed basically means that the people being governed get a say in everything that happens, because then it is more fair for everybody.

QUESTIONS:

Why does a just government need consent of the governed? I think a just government needs consent of the governed because it makes everything more fair. One way it makes everything more fair is because if you have one person making all the decisions, then they could mess up and make a bad call, and then there would be nothing we could do about it. Another reason having consent of the governed makes everything more fair is because if you have a group of people making decisions without any input at all from the public, then the group could make a decision that badly effects other social classes and they wouldn't realize that  because, most likely, they are all from the same social class and don't really care about the other ones.

Who is responsible for protecting or guaranteeing our unalienable rights? I think that the person most responsible for guaranteeing our unalienable rights is ourselves. I think that a lot of people would answer this question "The government", but I think that we are more responsible for ourselves. Yes, the government

Are the principles of unalienable rights and government by consent in the Declaration outdated, or are they still true today?

Do these principles matter to you? If so, how and why? Yes, these principals do matter to me they matter to me because a lot of people fought really hard and gave their lives for us and generations after us to have these rights.

This is my google form for you to reply on: https://docs.google.com/a/student.liberty.k12.mo.u...

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