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Cory Baker 10/12/10 TUES. @ 10:00AM Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen: 1. 1) What are the natural and inalienable rights described in this document? What 2. entity is designed to protect these rights? 3. There are 17 natural and inalienable rights describes in this document. They include 4. 1. Men are born and remain free and equal in rights. Social distinctions may be based 5. only on common utility. 6. 2. The purpose of all political association is the preservation of the natural and 7. imprescriptible rights of man. These rights are liberty, property, security, and resistance 8. to oppression. 9. 3. The principle of all sovereignty rests essentially in the nation. No body and no 10. individual may exercise authority which does not emanate expressly from the nation. 11. 4. Liberty consists in the ability to do whatever does not harm another; hence the 12. exercise of the natural rights of each man has no other limits than those which assure to 13. other members of society the enjoyment of the same rights. These limits can only be 14. determined by the law. 15. 5. The law only has the right to prohibit those actions which are injurious to society. No 16. hindrance should be put in the way of anything not prohibited by the law, nor may any 17. one be forced to do what the law does not require. 18. 6. The law is the expression of the general will. All citizens have the right to take part, 19. in person or by their representatives, in its formation. It must be the same for everyone 20. whether it protects or penalizes. All citizens being equal in its eyes are equally 21. admissible to all public dignities, offices, and employments, according to their ability, 22. and with no other distinction than that of their virtues and talents.
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