Kurtis Mendonca Anthropology 4Writing Assignment #109/09/14
Universal Declaration of Human Rights Versus United States Constitution Human rights are inalienable which means “unable to be taken away from or given away by the possessor:” freedom of religion, is the most inalienable of all human rights. There are two documents in the United States that could not have been more beautifully written. The first document, The Declaration of Independence, which is a Declaration of War. The second being the Bill of Rights, ratified on the 15th day of December 1791. This paved the way for the great American experiment to take place. There have been many debates claiming that the Bill of Rights is outdated and needs to be replaced. This could be because it is so well framed that it is almost bulletproof. Failure to cherish these rights has shown us through the history of other countries that this can be disastrous and devastating. An example of history tells of the Jews giving into the Nazi’s and allowing universal gun registries as the Jew’s were convinced that there would be no confiscation but Registration has always led to confiscation. Examples of this include Britain, Australia, Germany, and many more. Written documents pertaining to self-preservation predate the Bill of Rights thousands of years. The Jewish Talmud states; “If someone comes to kill you arise quickly and kill him” this means that I have the right to life. Roman Catholic Doctrine states; “ Someone who defends his life is not guilty of murder even if he is forced to deal his aggressor a lethal blow.” From the examples given it is a scientifically verifiable fact that human rights exist. Every country has there own set of different rights in different orders on a list. The United States has its own that has been beautifully worded. The framers of our constitution knew what they were doing when they constructed this document. I believe the first five amendments to be of most importance. For the 1st...
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