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Traveling_Home Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-06-07 01:54 PM
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4. Here's my take...


from schooling too long ago to be admitted...

and not disagreeing with your legal dictionary of this Time, in the Time of the Founding fathers, the argument of Creator endowed unalienable rights was concept that did not enjoy the favor of Jefferson. He did not use it in his original draft nor in his later French Constitution.

Jefferson's original draft of the Declaration, "We hold these truths to be sacred and undeniable; that all mean are created equal and independent, that from that equal creation they derive rights inherent and inalienable, among which are the preservation of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness."

After input from the declaration Committeee including Adams and Franklin, "The word "inalienable" was changed to "unalienable" and read "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that 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."

An "unalienable" right cannot be transferred. You cannot transfer your life to someone else or your liberty or happiness. An "inalienable" right, such as ownership of property or a title or a degree, can be transferred and governments can decide who owns property or has a title.
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