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Life, Liberty & The Pursuit of Happiness --- But Not Quite...

Uploaded by guerilla_stance on Sep 23, 2004

In simply reaching over for the remote control and turning on your television, you are opening your mind to numerous facts and opinions regarding to current or historical events that just might influence you to think. For instance, we have all seen the anti-drug commercials directed at parents to respond to drug problems with their children. There are various ways that a statement like the one being made by those commercials can influence just about anybody. Whether or not you or anyone else is influenced in a large way is irrelevant. The point is, media does have an impact.
Now, I am going to be blatent with you. In the next following few paragraphs, I am going to present a number of reasons, facts, opinions and examples to attack some certains opinions while supporting my own. I hope to present enough evidence to your attention that supports my belief to persuade you to share my opinion.
In the United States of America, you as a citizen are given natural rights that supposedly can never be revoked. Thomas Paine explained it very well in 1791 in this quotation, "Natural rights are those which appertain to man in right of his existence. Of this kind are all the intellectual rights, or rights of the mind, and also all those rights of acting as an individual for his own comfort and happiness." And even more articulately explained in the Declaration of Independence here in this quotation, "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness."
As you can see, it is clearly stated in the document that defined freedom for Americans, that these rights (Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness) are given to every man, woman and child from someone greater than mankind, or as this documents referrs to it, The Creator.
So I ask you, who are you or any other human being to take the life, the natural right handed down from God himself, who are you to take this away from your brother or your sister, your fellow human being? Who are you to have command and control over who lives and who dies? Who are you to play God?
They call it punishment...

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Uploaded by:   guerilla_stance

Date:   09/23/2004

Category:   Capital Punishment

Length:   3 pages (759 words)

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