Article 2 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) provides "that every human being is entitled to all the rights and freedoms within the Declaration ‘without distinction of any kind, such as race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status"(2). This article clearly explains that women and men are equal, but at the same time it is not. Knowing this, to achieve gender equality the first step should be the elimination of legal obstacles. No country has achieved gender equality fully, but those who are trying are succeeding in many
Several individuals can establish justice within society if they look within themselves for fairness. One must not strive to discover justice within the law or society, but within one’s self. First, The Declaration of Independence searches for the justice within the current society and stretches for justice within themselves as independent leaders. The United States declare their much-deserved independence, stating “…that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights…” (Jefferson 156). The justice of God provides rights to all men that are not revocable; no one can rightfully take them away.
Equality Throughout America History According to Thomas Jefferson, as evidenced in the Declaration of Independence, “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.” His definiton of equality seems to be limited only to those who hold similar race and status to that of the original American colonist. Americans today cling to this ideology however, but never really consider the the manner in which this logical paradox has shaped our way of thinking socially and politically. As a typical Caucasian-American born and raised in this nation, one tends to be blinded by White Privilege. The experiences of those of different color and/or gender, especially within different time periods, would have much different perspectives to offer this discourse on equality. When one compares readings from authors such as Thomas Jefferson, Bruce Johansen, and W.E.B Du Bois, the realities are exposed and can certainly be used to analyze equality today.
He elaborated much farther than the idea of one's possession of material objects. His idea of one's right to property centers on our right to our own bodys. This includes the very important idea that we can all live our lives freely with the right to pursue happiness. Locke describes the state of nature as being one where all men are free to perform their own actions, and everyone is equal. No one person has more power or jurisdiction than another, and it is reciprocated.
Our country was founded on the basic idea that all man and women are created equal with liberty and justice for all. We must respect and preserve the rights of all, for when the rights of one is threatened the rights of all are diminished. I would like to leave you with this story to ponder. In Germany they came for the Communists, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Communist. Then they came for the Jews, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Jew.
Hiding behind a veil of hypocrisy and portraying an illusion, while constructing difficult barriers impairing ones pursuit for freedom and equality. The Declaration of Independence became the fundamental building block uniting thirteen British colonies. A document held in high esteem around the world in part because of the great nation it produced. Proclaiming “…that all men are created equal…with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” (Jefferson 493). This document ensured that no matter the circumstance, peoples fundamental rights were not taken away.
Equality can be defined as every person being treated as equals; some examples include: everyone has the same laws, same rights, and access to the same education. In the world of equality there wouldn’t be any sort of discrimination, everyone would be treated as equals. No race greater than the other, no gender greater than the other, etc. In the fantasy world of equality, there would be no more discrimination, or biased opinions, which is why it is considered a “fantasy”. Equality can never truly be achieved simply because of the human race.
Equality: Equality is a word that is generally used to describe that all men are born equal and therefore should be treated the same way. However, scientifically, it is not true. Not all men are born with the same cognitive or physical capability. Equality in my view is when people of the society, regardless of their caste or creed, race or religion, rich or poor enjoy: • Social Liberty, i.e. the same basic rights (Right to live, own property, express their views).
Justice according to written laws instead of the desire of private interests. The dream of America is a land of Liberty and Justice for all. According to the Rule of Law, we rule ourselves. The Rule of Law lives in the hearts people in the nation everywhere. We all know deep inside that we are entitled to be treated equally by government and that no man or group of men should be given special favors or powe... ... middle of paper ... ...der to stand up for what’s right.
Although all of the amendments are highly significant, the top three most important ones are the 13th Amendment, 15th Amendment, and lastly the 19th Amendment. The 13th Amendment states that “neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment [for a crime convicted] shall exist within the United States” (“America’s Founding Documents”). In other words, America will not be tolerant of enslavement or laboring against another person’s will. This adopted belief supporting equality amongst all is so highly important because “it begins in earnest to uphold the ideal for the persecuted, for the minority 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’” (Brown, J). That is, fairness and equal opportunities are presented for all people from different walks of life.