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Where do your Civil and Human Rights originate?

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VaulkVaulk 253 Pts
edited September 19 in Politics
Surprise surprise!  According to ALL the founders of the United States...they're God given rights. 

"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".
"We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions"
"And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor."

http://www.ushistory.org/declaration/document/

So sit back, relax and soak in all the Life, Liberty and Pursuit of Happiness you can, so long as these God Given fundamental principles are supporting our Civil and Human Rights...we'll probably be ok.

Also feel free to read here - Short explanation of what the Declaration of Independence means to us as a Society.
https://www.cato.org/us-constitution


joecavalry
"If there's no such thing as a stupid question then what kind of questions do stupid people ask"?

"There's going to be a special place in Hell for people who spread lies through the veil of logical fallacies disguised as rational argument".

"Oh, you don't like my sarcasm?  Well I don't much appreciate your stupid".


Status: Open Debate

Arguments

  • Yes, civil rights have been given by government and by God.
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  • Civil Rights are given by the government, Human rights are given by God.
  • VaulkVaulk 253 Pts
    edited September 23
    @Vincent_Costanzo

    Civil Rights are the rights of citizens to political and social freedom and equality.

    If our founding fathers stated as a matter of fact that "Liberty" is God given...then social freedom and equality is God given.  The Government may very well have given us political freedom but political freedom has little to do with Human Rights.  Human Rights are more heavily concerned with Freedom and Equality (Liberty).  In this case, the people who created our country, did so upon the fundamental principle that God gives us our Liberty and therefor it's impossible for the Government to infringe upon it.

    Rested solidly in this argument is the logical reasoning behind our Civil rights being "God given".


    "If there's no such thing as a stupid question then what kind of questions do stupid people ask"?

    "There's going to be a special place in Hell for people who spread lies through the veil of logical fallacies disguised as rational argument".

    "Oh, you don't like my sarcasm?  Well I don't much appreciate your stupid".


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