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Human rights

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America is sometimes known as the first natural rights republic because of the ideals expressed in the declaration of independence, and the expression that people has a right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Alternately, Blackstone expressed the triumvirate of rights of Englishmen as "life, liberty, and property". America also played a key role in the writing and approval of the UN's Universal Declaration of Human Rights, of which former First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt took leadership.

There is much dispute among supporters of inalienable human rights, over whether these include "positive rights" such as the right to a decent standard of living or whether they should be restricted to "negative rights" such as the right to speak and assemble without interference.

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This page was last modified 04:05, 7 November 2008 by dKosopedia user Loyal opposition. Based on work by dKosopedia user(s) Thesleepthief and Sipples. Content is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License.

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