Which Quotation From The Preamble To The Declaration of Independence Refers To Natural Rights?
The quotation from the preamble of the Declaration of Independence was none other but it was ‘Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness’, which best refers to human being’s Natural Rights.
But what is the actual importance of this quotation?
To make the United States of America, a successful democracy in the world, this quotation has a deep influence.
Because after 13 colonies’ independence from Great Britain, they designed their constitution depending upon these moral values.
What Is The Connection Between “Life, Liberty And The Pursuit of Happiness” With Democracy?
Many thousands of years before, when we human beings lived in the state of nature without government, without any king, or without any authority; physically strong people dominated physically weak people.
Weak people have no security over their life, property, freedom, equality, etc issues.
But whatever, we humans are very smart creatures. We always found a way, when they is no way.
The same thing happened in the state of nature.
People decided that they would form their own authority to protect their life, liberty, and all other stuff that associated with their happiness, from tyrants.
This one move from the people ended the dominance of the tyranny of the physically powerful; also it gave birth to government and kings.
Now, what these all prove?
Here are a few points:
- In a state or country, its people are the real source of power.
- People deposit their power in the hands of the government and kings.
- Governments and kings only have the job to protect people’s life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
- Most importantly, people have the power to dissolve their own government and throw them out of power.
Approaching this whole evolution, we found that Democracy develops there where these natural rights are protected in a better way.
And again what is ‘Democracy’?
As President Abraham Lincoln Said it is the rule “of the people, by the people, for the people”.