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The Declaration of Independence - fundamentals

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by The Heretic, Jul 4, 2015.

  1. The Heretic

    The Heretic Oregon Well-Known Member

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    http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...e-declaration-of-independence-really-claimed/


    • The rights of individuals do not originate with any government, but pre-exist its formation.
    • The protection of these rights is both the purpose and first duty of government.
    • Even after government is formed, these rights provide a standard by which its performance is measured and, in extreme cases, its systemic failure to protect rights—or its systematic violation of rights—can justify its alteration or abolition.
    • At least some of these rights are so fundamental that they are “inalienable,” meaning they are so intimately connected to one’s nature as a human being that they cannot be transferred to another even if one consents to do so.
     
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  2. BoonDocks36

    BoonDocks36 Oregon, in the boondocks Christian. Conservative. Male.

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    Well Written! As were the original Words...

    philip who has an Independent Mind today..... :D
     
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  3. ZigZagZeke

    ZigZagZeke Eugene Silver Supporter Silver Supporter 2015 Volunteer

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    Speech of Hon. Abraham Lincoln

    (At Cincinnati, Ohio, September, 1859)

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