Specifically the right of men to pursue their happiness, by which is meant the right to pursue any lawful business or vocation, in any manner not inconsistent with the equal rights of others, which may increase their prosperity or develop their faculties, so as to give to them their highest enjoyment.
To further clarify, absolute rights of individuals may be resolved into the right of personal security--the right of personal liberty--and the right to acquire and enjoy property. The right to follow any of the common occupations of life is an inalienable right, it was formulated as such under the phrase pursuit of happiness in the declaration of independence, which commenced with the fundamental proposition that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
The very highest duty of the States, when they entered into the Union under the Constitution, was to protect all persons within their boundaries in the enjoyment of these unalienable rights, which would include smoking even if it were socially unacceptable.
The punishment of a rapist would fall under this duty because the rape of an individual would directly conflict with the states duty to protect the victim’s individual right to pursue happiness. Making it illegal for a company to fire a person based on his or her off the job choices that do not affect the persons ability to do said job would fall under the same obligation.
But there are some that do not believe that people do have unalienable rights and that all rights are granted or created by the government that oversee them. Of these people I certainly would not expect to see any Americans as unalienable rights are very important to the DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE.
It’s recognized in The Declaration Of Independence in order to protect the rights of individuals that you have to abolish any lawful rights someone or an entity has to take away the unalienable rights of others.
Whose rights do you chose to fight for?