Thomas Jefferson Beliefs

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Thomas Jefferson once wrote "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." Thomas (1776)
What founding father Thomas Jefferson meant by this is that no matter who you are or what your economic status is, you still have the right to be happy and live life to the fullest. At the time he wrote this, it held little value because there were hundreds of thousands of slaves but in today 's time, it holds more value than ever. America has shifted its views more than any other country in a short amount of time than any other country in history. The reason for this, is that first of all America …show more content…

The backlash on the ruling is much warranted. I say this because if we took a national poll, the ruling would be that gay marriage would not be allowed. We live in a democratic society where the people "should" rule but as always, the government has the final say. Although I do agree with the backlash and understand why it is happening I still hold firm to my belief that they should still be allowed to marry. I believe this because if my neighbors who are both males were to marry each other, why or how does that influence or affect my life. People today are so concerned with what one another are doing and often let that bother us in a negative way instead of going through our daily lives concerns about ourselves. We had an assignment earlier in the semester that said what are some laws that should be reevaluated every 20 years and I believe something like this should be looked at quite frequently. With new generations being born every 10 years, new ideas and ways of thinking will evolve and the next movement will rise, but the debate of who should marry who will never graduate or become …show more content…

The civil rights movement and the right for the LGBT to marry one another are similar but also extremely different. Often we try to relate one event to another to try to heighten the importance of the current topic of debate. Doing this can often devalue the importance of a past event making it harder for the newer generations to relate to it and understand it. The reason why they are similar is because it is a group of people seeking equality that the majority of society already has. They are also similar because the group they hold ties to had no previous rights. Basically both of the groups were corner stones in their movement in getting equality. They are extremely different because the civil rights movement involved a huge number of people, skin color that is visually easy to discriminate, and most importantly, physical abuse. According to David Love, "Marriage equality does not protect a Black gay man from being beaten in the streets, shot to death by a racist police officer, or denied a job because of his name and his skin." Love (2009)I like this quote because it shines light on the fact that marriage equality just allows them to be married whereas the civil rights movement opened the doors for hundreds of opportunities. The LGBT community shouldn 't compare themselves to the civil rights movement because the Black community experienced physical abuse that the LGBT people will never understand. A comparable reason could be the stress on the family. Now in the

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