FWS Essay 2 - Raesly 1 Natural Law Natural laws and natural...

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Raesly 1 Natural Law Natural laws and natural rights are two ideas that govern the basic principles by which we live here in America and for everyone all over the world. It should be clear that natural rights are derived from natural laws. “Thou shall not steal” as stated in the Ten Commandments is an example of a natural law, while property would be a natural right. The natural rights, to some people, are life, liberty and property. These are the natural rights that many people here in America live by and are also the natural rights that have been present for many years throughout history. Some questions arise with natural rights such as: what are the responsibilities of natural rights, what can be done to insure them for everyone and does it matter if someone decides natural law to be of divine or human origin? These are three basic questions whose answers can be derived from the readings of Gratian, Thomas Aquinas, and others of their times. The question of what are the responsibilities of natural rights can be coupled with the question what should be done to insure that everyone gets natural rights. These two ideas go hand in hand and one of the main responsibilities of natural rights is to insure that everyone has fair treatment. Natural rights are there to protect people and make sure they can live their lives under fair, equal conditions. It should not matter if someone has a lot of money or if they are poor; they still have the right to live, be free, and own
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FWS Essay 2 - Raesly 1 Natural Law Natural laws and natural...

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