In the Declaration of Independence, what do you think is meant by ‘unalienable’ rights?

Reading Response Questions: Natural Rights 1. In the Declaration of Independence, what do you think is meant by ‘unalienable’ rights? Where do they come from? How are they justified? Please make sure to be specific and carefully explain your reasoning.

2. Now consider moral decision-making. How exactly does the framework of ‘unalienable’ rights (natural rights) establish morality? What would be an example of a behavior that these rights would establish as morally wrong? Please make sure to be specific and carefully explain your reasoning.

Your response to each question should be about 300 – 400 words in length, but please feel free to be as detailed as you wish. Your responses must be written in full sentences, logically structured, using proper grammar and spelling, and appropriate style. It is recommended that you write out your answers using a word processing program and copy and paste the completed response or attach a file. This will avoid loss of work in case of internet outage, etc. Always keep a backup copy of all written work.

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