Thursday, July 08, 2010
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Every women, man, and child were created with the right to be valued. With this basic right, comes the
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·         Right to life

·         Right to justice

·         Right to freedom of expression

·         Right to food

·         Right to education

·         Right to dignity, self-esteem, confidence, a sense of worth

·         Right to be loved

 

God Created Adam and Eve, and all of mankind.  The creation account in the Bible gives us three truths about the created equality of Adam and Eve.

    • They were created equal in God's image. "Then God said, "Let us make man in our image, in our likeness." (Genesis 1:26 NIV) The word used for man is used of the species i.e. mankind.
    • The man and woman were given equal authority over creation. “. . . and let them rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the livestock, over all the earth, and over all the creatures that move along the ground." (Genesis 1:26 NIV) Notice God did not say, "Let Adam rule," He said, "Let them rule."
    • Adam and Eve shared equally in the stewardship of the earth. "God blessed them and said to them, "Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it.  (Genesis 1:26  NIV) This was a full and equal partnership.

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“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. ”
—Article 1 of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR)[2]

 

"That on the first day of January, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-three, all persons held as slaves within any State or designated part of a State, the people whereof shall then be in rebellion against the United States, shall be then, thenceforward, and forever free; and the Executive Government of the United States, including the military and naval authority thereof, will recognize and maintain the freedom of such persons, and will do no act or acts to repress such persons, or any of them, in any efforts they may make for their actual freedom."

President Abraham Lincoln January 1, 1863 (emancipation proclamation)

 

Amendment 13

Abolition of slavery

Section 1. Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.

Section 2. Congress shall have power to enforce these article by appropriate legislation.

December 6, 1865.

 

Amendment 14

Civil rights

Section 1. All persons born or naturalized in the United States and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.

 

Amendment 15

Black suffrage

Section 1. The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude.

Section 2. The Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.

February 3, 1870.


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