Explain the ideas of unalienable rights and government by consent.
The main points in the Declaration where the rights that all people get just for being here on earth. Among though is being treated equally "all men are created equal.". This is a big one that states that no matter who you are we all get the same treatment and chances.
Why does a just government need consent of the governed?
A government needs consent of the governed so the the people get a say in what effects them. If there was no consent of the governed it would be very tough figuring out who would be our new leaders and would make people angry over most decisions made by the government.
Who is responsible for protecting or guaranteeing our unalienable rights?
It is a combination of many things one being the government and the way it is set up to keep everything under control. Anther is that the people in charge will one day no longer be in the position they are now so they wouldn't what to take away rights that they would want. The Consent of the governed keeps the rights too.
Are the principles of unalienable rights and government by consent in the Declaration outdated, or are they still true today?
They are still used today and still mater to mast people. Though with all the advances with things there has been some change to some of the rights, and some see this as good and some see it as bad.
Do these principles matter to you? If so, how and why?
Yes these do matter to me