Liberty And The Pursuit Of Happiness

2764 Words Dec 11th, 2014 12 Pages
As citizens of the United States of America, we have been granted, or believe we naturally possess the right to certain, fundamental entitlements, such as the right to vote, or bear arms, or the freedom to speak, or worship whomever one chooses. According to the Declaration of Independence, one of the documents on which our country bases its government on, “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.”

So is there a reason, or cause that someone could lose these God given rights? What would bring about the stripping of a citizens birthright of the enumerated freedoms, laid out by the United States Constitution? Perhaps a violation of either state or federal laws would warrant such a drastic measure.

One would tend to believe that it would only make since for someone who breaks the rules of a game, be disqualified from said game. Even so, if the violator has received a penalty for the fault, and is allowed re-entry into the game, provided he follow the rules of the game, as if he never left, should that violator be afforded every opportunity and advantage any of other game players are afforded?

Or, despite receiving the penalty, should the violator be punished for the remainder of the game, and always be labeled as a violator because of his previous misstep. Would not that permanently deprive him of an equal opportunity to actually win the game, or…
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