our rights

Topics: United States Declaration of Independence, Human rights, Rights Pages: 2 (690 words) Published: February 27, 2014


“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness,” states the great Declaration of Independence. It also says, “That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men.” We are all created equal, but a higher power such like the government is there to make sure that our rights are secured. Mankind is created equal, but we are all different. The need of the government is for them to secure our wonderful rights from individuals that would misuse them, to control and keep us safe.

Now, just imagine a world without the government. And all the free will God has given us. I imagine chaos everywhere because if there is good, there is bad. The individuals that are good will be adults and be mature. The individuals that are bad and still have to be told right from wrong and what not to do. They will be reckless. Then, there will be that one individual that will not be happy until he/she has all the power. One person having so much power with bad intentions can lead to so many problems. On the contrary, we have the right to liberty and the pursuit of happiness; liberty is the freedom from control and the pursuit of happiness is doing what it takes to be happy. Now, does that not mean that the bad individual is just practicing their rights? Yes, however it is not keeping the whole world happy just that one individual. And are we all not created equal? This individual causes problems with bad intentions in which the government is needed to enforce laws and secure rights being used safely.

We are all created equal, but have been provided with unalienable rights. Mankind are all different. The separation or difference between mankind is money and power. Such as the government they have the power to “secure” our rights. They also have the power to enforce laws and change them as they...
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