The Question of Freedom in America

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The Question of Freedom in America

The United States' democratic system embraces its numerous obligations in a manner which promotes a comfortable and effective society in which the citizens may embark on everyday life knowing that the government is continually engrossed in performi ng its duties to protect and support the rights of the people. Although suicide is illegal, the government must recognize the trauma of those who are terminally ill in order to maintain a fair and equal democracy. By weighing these ideas and recognizing the dignity of an individual along with the law, government attempts to provide a suitable life for all. Through combined efforts of freedom of expression and censorship, liberty is maintained, because both the speaker's and the listener's rights are re spected. The government recognizes that all human life is precious; and, therefore it does its best to enable each individual the ability to gain their desired position in life throug the help of social services.

A position not necessarily of vast wealt h, but one in which a person may feel content and gratified. Jefferson envisioned such cases as above long before they were contemplated; it is through the Declaration of Independence in 1776, he reflected his strong, intellectual beliefs (Jeffers on 615). Of the most important part of Jefferson's philosophy is the following quote:

All men are created equal, they are endowed by their creator with certain

unalienable rights; among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of

happiness. To secure these rights governments are instituted, deriving

their powers from the consent of the governed. Whenever any form of

government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the right of the people

to alter it. (616)

In accordance with the remainder of the Declaration of Independence, this statement has been...