Reflection On Declaration Of Independence

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The Declaration of Independence is writing to send to King George telling him that the United States of America were separating from his rule. The men who sent it to him also sent a list of grievances along with it. Grievance number sixteen said, “For cutting off our Trade with all parts of the world: For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent.” This grievance means that King George wouldn’t let them trade with anyone else in the world except with Britain. King George also made the citizens pay outrageous taxes with their okay. This makes me upset about how messed up the system was with only one person on top deciding everything without anyone helping him. This grievance I believe would have been thought of by using the social contract. Grievance number 22 had said, “He has plundered our seas, ravaged our coasts,burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people.” This means that King George had ordered his military to take over the coasts and surrounding waters, so the people can’t trade, he had more military destroy the town"s people lived in if they didn’t agree with him, all these…show more content…
I believe this is related to the natural rights because it deals with people and their God given rights, life, liberty, and property. Lastly, grievance number 11 talks about how armies were around all the time, even in times of peace, and they could always just come into your home without a warrant or even sleep in your bed or eat your food. The grievance says, “He has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies without the consent of our legislatures.” I get angry when I hear about people breaking into homes, but just to think that someone who is supposed to be for protection, they are just using you as a dirty floor mat and walking all over you and you have absolutely no say in the matter. This affects both social contract and natural
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