Unalienable Rights

Unalienable Rights - ,thatall menarecreatedequal, ,that...

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“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. — That to secure these rights,  Governments are instituted among Men, deriving  their just powers from the consent of the governed”
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The majority decides how the government operates. So abortion, the rights of the accused, gun control ,  separation of church and state -- are all decided by  the majority. Problem: tyranny of the majority and the victimized  minority
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But some rights are so sacred that they cannot be  violated by anyone, even the majority Individual rights have expanded dramatically in the  last 40 years to now include abortion, the rights of  the accused, separation of church and state  and gun  control These issues are no longer entirely decided by 
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This note was uploaded on 11/27/2011 for the course HISTORY 103 taught by Professor Livingston during the Fall '08 term at Rutgers.

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