All men are created equal but all men do not develop equal.
Yes, all men are born with a penis. That makes them equal. The mind at birth is a clean slate. How they develop makes men unequal by the time they reach puberty. I was created equal but I am smarter than 99% of the population because I developed that way. You are not my equal. I'm not saying I am better than you---just not equal.
I am No Different than you are
Just because I maybe Black or African American does not mean that i am not capable of doing the same thing that a Caucasian can do. As a matter of fact I know some Caucasian's that can not do things that I am capable of doing. I also know females that can do things that i am not able to do
Yes, we all have the same value.
I believe that all men are created equal. Not everybody is or looks the same, but everybody deserves the same rights and opportunities. Some people in the world believe that not everybody is equal, that not everybody deserves the same, that some people don’t deserve to be treated equal. No matter what the color of your skin, your race, or your ethnicity you are equal to everybody.
Some people might think that if you are black then you aren’t as good as they are, but there are people from all races and ethnicities that have been famous for being intelligent or good at a sport. Just because someone isn’t as smart as others mean that they aren’t equal. They just didn’t get as good of an education, had personal problems, or didn’t make good decisions. If we weren’t equal then one race or ethnicity would take over and the other races or ethnicities would extinct. Everybody is created equal and should be treated equally.
Equality as a Guarantee?
We are: equally innocent, equally dependent, and equally insured by the Dec. of Ind. free to pursue happiness. However, there is no guarantees that we will all develop the same abilities, share the same experiences, or have the same desires. Our government for example can build Universities insuring that all citizens have the same opportunities to attend, it cannot insure your willingness, personal circumstances or ability to attend. As the FDA can limit the drugs marketed, insure a certain quality but cannot insure that every citizen will metabolize a drug in the same way. No one is perfect, no country, no government can guarantee complete equality when government is of the people for we are after all equally human.
Yes actually I think so. All men are at least born equal and will later chose how they want to be treated (subconciously of course) but yes they are created equal. Can you consider one unborn child better than another? Babies are all equally important wether you are born a prince or a slave in your mother's womb, completely innocent, you are equal.
All men equal
We all were born equal. With nothing but our physical body. No common sense, no money, no education. That is something we develop over the years. How can we call one child more successful or more wealthy when it has just arrived in this world. It has nothing. We need to understand that. And give everyone equal rights.
Of course they are
All men are created equal because everyone has an equal chance to succeed in life and everyone has the chance to do some thing good. Family background doesn't make a difference because only that person can make a change to their behaviour or educational abilities. So all men have a chance to succeed so yes everyone is equal.
Dna, a recipe for perfection, doesn’t discriminate
Evolution supplies each member of a species with the same DNA, allowing each the same level of perfection. Some lions are not born inferior to other lions. The same with humans. But while lions become perfect lions, if there’s no genetic damage or environmental shortcomings, humans are not genetically equipped with the appropriate instincts and anatomy to automatically become perfect members of the species Homo sapiens. However, we have been genetically equipped with a rich imagination, creative talents and the freedom of choice to overcome the challenges of life. Our perfection is described in Matthew 5: our goal must be to use our innate talents fully so as to become the salt of the earth (i.E. The spice that gives culture it’s variety). In a nutshell, Matthew 5:48: “Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.” Jewish psychiatrist Alfred Adler (1870–1937) elaborated: “God who is eternally complete, who directs the stars, who is the master of fates, who elevates man from his lowliness to Himself, who speaks from the cosmos to every single human soul, is the most brilliant manifestation of the goal of perfection.”
Equal but Different
Others have already pointed this out, but, to reiterate: Those saying "yes" are saying "yes" to all men being equal as objects of intrinsic value and worth; those saying "no" are saying "no" to all men being equal of ability and life circumstances. These two votes are not mutually exclusive. Most of us probably believe both positions.
All humans are intrinsically valuable and equally needing of love, compassion, and grace. At the same time, it is an obvious, observable fact that individual humans are different from one another in the life circumstances which influence them and the choices they make. A mass murderer, a Christian saint, and a young child are all equal in their underlying nature as human souls-- but they are not 'the same' in terms of what they have been exposed to and how they have responded.
But with conditions
Let me clarify my answer. When I say all men are created equal, I mean we are all born with a blank slate - no knowledge, no common sense, nothing but a physical body and a mind with the potential to do great things. Things get complicated when you start to factor things in like the learning environment, outside influences, and living conditions, which affect the way humans develop (and often unequally).
All Men Created Equal Essay
All Men Created Equal
America has undergone incredible hardships as a nation. No issue has
had more impact on the development of the American definition of freedom than
the issue of slavery. Did the Constitution specify which men were created
equal? Surprisingly enough the phrase "all men are created equal with certain
inalienable rights" did not mean what it does today. The nation was divided on
the issue of slavery and the rights of the black man in its early stages as a
growing republic. Abraham Lincoln was a brave pioneer who dared to rub his hand
against the grain of slavery bringing the original ideals of America's founders
to a new light. He was a man who felt he was witnessing a slow decay in the
foundation of the American principles. His views were not met with unanimous
applause from the American people. He battled against an equally strong
constituency – the slave owner's and their presidential candidate, Judge Douglas.
Abraham's grounds for the abolition of slavery were based on the words that
were scripted in the Declaration of Independence and the meaning of those words
as they related to American citizens and the celebration of the 4th of July.
Many American's argued that the Negroes were not entitled to the same rights
because they were not legally citizens of the United States of America. This
issue was dealt with in the ruling of the Dredd Scott case. Lincoln points out
that the ruling of the case was based on historical fact that was wrongly
assumed. Judge Taney, who presided over the case stated that "Negroes were no
part of the people who made, or for whom was made, the Declaration of
Independence, or the Constitution of the United States." This statement was
later refuted by Judge Curtis who shows that "in five of the then thirteen
states…free negroes were voters, and, in proportion to their numbers, had the
same part in making the Constitution that the white people had." The fact that
Negroes were citizens who participated in the framing of the Constitution gave
them the same freedoms as the white men who helped shape the American ideals
classifying the Negro as a "citizen."
The strongest persuasion that Abraham could have possibly given the American
people were the words that the Declaration of Independence so powerfully spoke.
Lincoln fully understood the phrase "all men were created equal" as pertaining
to the entire human family. He explained:
"[they] intended to include all men, but they did not
intend to declare all men equal in all respects. They
did not mean to say all were equal in color, size,
intellect, moral developments, or social capacity."
This statement was perfectly logical. The Declaration goes on to state that the
"inalienable rights" that human beings have are the rights to "life, liberty and
the pursuit of happiness." This was the idea which Abraham believed was the
"standard maxim for free society." Abraham...
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