Whoever refuses to follow these laws will be punished accordingly. Locke also specifically states that all societies and governments should be set up for the common benefits and protection of the people. When this is done rules can be followed and the civility of society may continue. In this way Constitutions are created by people who consent to the appointment of men in authority to
Because of the violation, the government should move in to this situation and remedy, such as a writ of mandamus, since it is the government’s responsibility to tend. Moreover, John Marshall wills to provide him a remedy with these words: “The very essence of civil liberty certainly consists in the right of every individual to claim the protection of the laws, whenever he receives an injury. One of the first duties of government is to afford that protection.” And “The government of the United States has been emphatically termed a government of laws, and not of men. It will certainly cease to deserve this high appellation, if the laws furnish no remedy for the violation of a vested legal right.” Here Marshall deliberates the President’s political powers especially in terms of the appointments and he reaches a claim that the Court is the proper place to pursue
The purpose of the Declaration of Independence was to officially separate the American colonies from Great Britain and to dissolve the political ties between the two countries. Additionally, the document explained to the rest of the world why the colonies had chosen this course of action. The writers of the Declaration of Independence make use of ethos to establish their ethical standing – that they are sensible men of good character and good will. They acknowledge the fact that they need to explain the reasons for their actions: “When… it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another… a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.” They also note that they are cautious and reasonable: “Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes…” The writers assure that they have made honest efforts to avoid independence, but the King’s continued injustices has given them no choice: “In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury.” Finally, they state that they are men willing to pledge “our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor” for the principles enunciated in the declaration. The writers of the Declaration of Independence appeal to pathos through the word choice in their list of the King’s wrongdoings.
(Machiavelli 71) Therefore, when it comes to people’s benefits, the rupture of relations between the prince and his people may be broken. In order not to let people dissemble, the eloquent advice he gives is behaving accordingly, that is to say the ruler should be feared and in some
4 Pg. 1) It is clear the writers of the constitution used views on natural law when they put in, “governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.” The makers of the constitution wrote this because they believed the people of the colonies were not being treated fairly by British government and they were not happy. They believed this gave the citizens of the colony every right to overthrow the government based on natural law when they said, “it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such government,
In the book “The Leviathan” Thomas Hobbes classifies and defines mechanisms that a society must have, in order to achieve balance. For Hobbes, the main purpose of a government is to guarantee an “original condition of mankind” that all humans are born with. He bases his theory in assumptions about the nature of humanity, which, in his logic, is grim and negative. The theory establishes the bases of what every human seeks. Everyman is guaranteed the “original condition,” where everyone gets what they want without being concerned about others.
ID 198624 Humanities 2341 February 8, 2012 Values The principle values found in the Declaration of Independence are equality, freedom, life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. The major premise of the Declaration of Independence opposed an unruly government. Jefferson’s second paragraph states that all men are equal according to the rights that were given by God and to protect those rights the people should establish a government that served the interest of the people. During the Enlightenment there was “an absolute opposition to cruel legal procedures and arbitrary government.” (Enlightenment Values Matrix 3) Philosophers of the Enlightenment wanted to create a secular utopia, where people had the right to oppose an unfair government and speak freely. One way was the idea of a Social Contract; an agreement by which human beings are said to have abandoned the "state of nature" in order to form the society in which they live.
Our Declaration of Independence declared: "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." -- The Declaration of Independence Despite these inspiring words, the battle towards equality was only just beginning in these first years of our history. This was especially true in regard to social class. Many of the issues surrounding issues of inequality after the American Revolution involved economics. The division of wealth and property was quite stratified in these years.
They claim that by doing away with ethnocentrism, is forcing people to lose their identity. However, I tend to differ with all these. I believe that ethnocentrism is an evil practice, and should be done away with. I believe that it is a practice that can be gotten rid of, without tampering with anybody’s identity. In addition, as globalization takes over, there is need to overcome any cultural barriers.