Equality’s primary meaning in the Declaration of Independence was that no one was born to be subjected to anyone’s authority. In a closer look, behind this idea, lays the fact that people are possessors of rights, equal rights possessors. The implication of this was that they are equal under the law, thereby; people would have equal opportunity to pursuit a way of life that would please them as long as they had social responsibility about the way they do it. It was not self-evident that one was born to be a ruler and the other a follower, they had to support that on their own. Either way you look at, equality has a lot of powerful meanings in this document.
However, some people do not agree with this and are convinced that the Amendments do not allow for equality. Based on the Constitution, it is possible for individuals in society to achieve equality because the first, fourth, thirteenth,and fifteenth Amendments show that they give rights to everyone in the United States. Here is some evidence from Amendment I and IV that show how they give equality to everyone in the U.S. Amendment I states, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of
A heart cannot run a body alone. Likewise, a government does not operate a nation by itself. Individuals help maintain the justice of authority. To prosper in a just and moral way, America must stand united. Thoreau demonstrates the accountability between the two parties: “The government itself, which is only the mode which the people have chosen to execute their will, is equally liable to be abused and perverted” (Thoreau, 1849/1998, p. 127).
The Declaration of Independence states “...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.” This quote explains how if someone infringes on the rights of others, such as the right to life, their right to life should also be taken away. I also think that the death penalty sends a message to the world that the crime is not tolerated in any circumstances, and full punishment will be given if a horrible crime is committed. These crimes could include rape or murder. I also believe that if the death penalty should be allowed if it is administered fair and humane way. For example, I think that the electric chair or the firing quad should never be allowed, however, I think lethal injection is a fair way to administer their death
Davis explores the theme of division between the social classes by using characters who view life based on their own economic statuses that works to reinforce the sill-existing gap of today. The social ladder is one that is filled with many holes. It is not a fair climb. Some will start out already at the top, while others will begin at the very bottom. No one can be faulted for where they start on this ladder.
Human Rights What are Human Rights? Human Rights are commonly understood as being those rights which are inherent to the human being. The concept of human rights acknowledges that every single human being is entitled to enjoy his or her human rights without distinction as to race, color, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status. Human rights are legally guaranteed by human rights law, protecting individuals and groups against actions which interfere with fundamental freedom and human dignity. They are expressed in treaties, customary international law, bodies of principles and other sources of law.
Liberty is essential to have for a citizen living in a democracy. Benjamin Franklin, a forefather, and a American icon quotation, " They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety ". All citizen should have Liberty in their lives. Freedom of speech and Freedom of religion is the most important part of having freedom. The First Amendment in the Bill of Right the amendment stats "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances".
Sinclair emphasizes that capitalism is detrimental to the working class, and he proposes that socialism is the solution to economic inequality and the lack of power among the working class. For example, he described “the tricks of the packers, their masters, the tyrants who ruled them… the irregular hours and the cruel speeding-up, the lowering of wages, the raising of prices! The whole machinery of society was at their oppressors’ command” (177). Sinclair depicted the factory owners in the novel as disgraceful rulers to reflect how capitalism allowed ruling class leaders to oppress workers. He also portrays the corrupt effects of capitalism on workers’ well-being, illustrating that “each day the struggle becomes fiercer, the pace more cruel; each day you have to toil a little harder and feel the iron hand of circumstance close upon you a little tighter” (298).
This leads on to the global issue of social hierarchy. It establishes inequalities within economy, education and health that the poorest try to outdo, becoming unconsciously even more depended on the capitalist system, because they
George Orwell’s depiction of Boxer in his novel, Animal Farm, fits precisely into Marx and Engels’ negative critique of capitalism by representing a strong symbol for the proletariat class and succumbing to the powerful demands of the capitalists. Marx and Engels look at capitalism with seriously negative opinions. They regard the system as extremely unsuitable, and are deeply concerned with getting rid of it. In a capitalist society, capitalists own and control the main resources of production - machinery, factories, mines, capital, etc. The modern working classes, or proletariats, own only their labor.