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The definition of "unalienable rights," is those rights that cannot be surrendered, sold or transferred to someone else - the government, for example, or another person. Some people refer to these as "natural" or "God-given" rights (life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness). Certain unalienable rights, such as a Social Security number, however, are "unalienable" only because the law prohibits reassigning your number to someone else.

In contrast, "inalienable rights" are those rights that can only be transferred with the consent of the person possessing those rights.

The Declaration of Independence talks about "unalienable rights."

I depends on how you define "rights". Webster has it as "something to which one has a just claim" or "the power or privilege to which one is justly entitled" or "something one may claim as properly due". This doesn't mean that you always possess this "something" or "privilege", it just means that there are certain things that you have a just claim to, or to which you are justly entitled or that you may claim as properly due. These aren't unalienable realities, but rather rights.

Others, including governments may violate your God-given rights, by violating the Creator's rules, but that doesn't take away the appropriateness of your claim to it. Violating your rights, doesn't remove your rights. It prevents you from exercising your rights. You still have certain rights, the founders would claim, given to you by your Creator.

[Some people confuse] "rights" with "realities". Perhaps due to an absence in that ethic of an absolute "rightness". If that ethical view is accepted, then the word "right" as an abstract thing to which you are entitled, is truly nonsense. Then truly,in such an ethic, no one ever has any cause to complain when they are inconvenienced, slapped or killed. For that matter, why would anything matter at all on any level.

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What are some synonyms for inalienable rights?

There are no "symptoms " of inalienable rights. It isn't a disease, but the rights listed by Enlightenment thinkers as those given by God.


What is a sentence with inalienable?

Inalienable means incapable of being alienated, surrendered, or transferred. Thus a sentence using inalienable could be: "Their rights were inalienable and therefore could not be surrendered"


Can inalienable rights be denied by the government?

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Inalienable; as, unalienable rights.


How can inalienable be used in a sentence?

Inalienable definition: Not able to be transferred to another; not alienable.The inalienable rights of the citizen.


What are inalienable rights highlighted by the Declaration of Independence?

inelianable rights are rights that cannot be taken away


Are you obliged to obey the laws which are evidently violations of your inalienable rights?

Yes, you must obey the laws. If you feel that the laws violate your inalienable rights, then you have the right to be heard in a court of law.


What is created to protect inalienable rights?

people created government to protect our rights


Life liberty and pursuit of happiness are considered what types of rights?

our inalienable rights


How do you use unalienable rights in a sentence?

Ideas about which rights are inalienable have varied widely.


Who did the Americans believe was preventing their natural rights?

The British ... and they call it there inalienable rights ...


Which term describes rights that are based on nature and providence?

Natural and inalienable rights.


The rights to life liberty and the pursuit of happiness are considered inalienable rights in?

Declaration of Independence


Why is the bill of rights do important to us as citizens?

guarantees us basic inalienable rights


Why does the author mean by inalienable rights?

it means you cant take the rights to other planets


What is the term for the rights that all people should have?

inalienable (cannot be transferred to another or others) or unalienable rights (Not to be separated, given away, or taken away; inalienable)


What are 'inalienable rights?

Consider the term 'alien' as in " illegal aliens". Inalienable rights will therefore mean those rights which a person has and which cannot be made foreign to him or her as per any legal provisions in place or which may be laid down by society, in future.


What is the purpose of a Bill of Rights in a democracy?

A bill of Rights guarantees the citizens of a democracy inalienable personal and civil rights.


What are the 10 amendments based on?

Inalienable rights that all U.S. citizens are given. (The Bill of Rights)


How did the Articles of Confederation protect individual rights?

It inforced Locke's philosophy of inalienable rights of people.


In order to protect inalienable rights what was created?

The Declaration of Independence.


What inalienable rights did the Declaration of Independence speak out?

the pursuit of happiness


What is the U.S Constitution is based upon?

Simple answer? Inalienable rights.


According to john Locke who does inalienable rights in a social contract belong to?

John Locke believes that inalienable rights in a social contract belong to the people. People need government but the government needs to do what is best for the people.


What is the Bill of Rights purpose?

To establish inalienable rights for the citizens of the US. This was to help limit the government's power.