Whose idea was it to create a Declaration of Human Rights?
Some consider the Magna Carta, from 1215 in England, to be the first declaration of what we now call human rights. It defined the rights of landowning men, and challenged the idea of the absolute sovereignty of kings.
But others can trace the idea back much earlier. The first legal code known to limit the rights of a king was the code of Hammurabi, from before 1750 BCE.
Declarations of human rights including all white men (not only property holders) began with the Declaration of independence and the Bill of Rights of the United States. Since then, these documents have been imitated and broadened by governments and political and social organizations.
by cjhunsinger 10 years ago
The governance of America has been slowly shifting from the Constitution, individual freedom, to the mandate of the United Nations Charter and the Declaration on Human Rights, a notably socialistic document. That democracy is the sought after, 'holy grail' of truth should there be a vote on whether...
by Kathryn L Hill 8 months ago
The biggest threat to our freedom is taxation. Yet the democrats adore Elizabeth Warren. They too will be taxed ... - won't they?So, how come they think SHE has the answer?and don't fear a loss of freedom under the principals being promoted by Warren et al?
by karl 6 years ago
Britain has lost a staggering 202 European human rights cases involving murderers, terrorists, paedophiles and rapists, it emerged yesterday.Judges in Strasbourg handed the criminals taxpayer-funded payouts of £4.4million – an average of £22,000 a head.Recipients since 1998 include the traitor...
by cjhunsinger 10 years ago
The American Bill of Rights is a restriction of government to interfer with the inherent rights of Man. The Bill of Rights is essentially the Freedom to Achieve. Human Rights are those rights granted by the United Nations in the Declaration on Human Rights. Article #30 of that Declaration states...
by Helen Murphy Howell 9 years ago
Should terrorists be entitled to human rights?For example, If a person has been involved in acts of terrorism should these deliberate acts automatically forfeit any human rights they may have been entitled to? Example - a terrorist getting out of prison early because of terminal...
by july1776 9 years ago
Does the people of the United States really understand the Declaration of Independence and ArticlesDo you trust our Senators and Congressman? How do you view our current President when it comes to foreign affairs? What are your views of how are political system is ran today, versus of...
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