why it is important that all people have the same right?

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Brian Monetti, I <3 Noodle!

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Most people in the world believe that all others should be treated equally, and that all human beings have certain rights from birth that can never be taken away. These rights include freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom of movement, right to fair trial, right to life, and freedom from enslavement. This belief in Human Rights ensures that people can live free lives without risk and fear of suppression from others, regardless of their beliefs of differences.

The United Nations Declaration of Human Rights Article 1 states "All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood."

The Declaration of Independence states in the second paragraph "...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"

Throughout history and even currently, certain people, leaders, and governments suppress the Human Rights of others in their country or in other countries for various political and ideological gains. There are also many debates as to what rights should be given to all humans. Even in developed countries such as the United States prisoners can be executed for certain violent crimes and people captured in foreign wars can be held indefinitely without trial. Both of these are considered grave violations of Human Rights to many people across the world.

Other organizations, such as the United Nations and Amnesty International, work very hard to prevent such abuse of rights, in order to allow people to live safe and free lives.

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