Principle 8 The 5,000 Year Leap Unalienable Rights

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This is a 4-question, multiple choice quiz on the 8th principle of The 5,000 Year Leap.


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  • 1. 
    The Founders believed that the basic rights of mankind originated from:
    • A. 

      A social contract between the people and the government

    • B. 

      The ruler of the country

    • C. 

      Congress

    • D. 

      The decrees of the Supreme Court

    • E. 

      Directly and exclusively from God

  • 2. 
    Vested rights, unlike natural or unalienable rights are created by the community, state, or nation for protection or well being of the people. Which one of the following is a vested right:
    • A. 

      The right of self government

    • B. 

      The right to make personal choices

    • C. 

      The right to choose a profession

    • D. 

      The right to free speech and press

    • E. 

      The right to fish and hunt in one's state

  • 3. 
    Which of the following did Jefferson intend to mean when he wrote the phrase "Pursuit of Happiness" in the Declaration of Independence:
    • A. 

      All men (and women) are born free and independent with certain unalienable rights

    • B. 

      All men have the right of enjoying and defending their lives and liberties

    • C. 

      All men have the right of acquiring, possessing, and protecting property

    • D. 

      All men have the right of seeking and obtaining their happiness and safety

    • E. 

      All of the above

    • F. 

      None of the above

  • 4. 
    Which French writer who over a hundred years ago wrote that all human rights are those which relate to life itself and that the preservation of those rights is primarily a matter of self-preservation?
    • A. 

      Gustave de Molinari

    • B. 

      Frederic Bastiat

    • C. 

      Victor Hugo

    • D. 

      Thomas Paine

    • E. 

      Jean-Jacques Rosseau