Mill And Voltaire Similarities

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How are these documents similar? All of these documents share links, connecting the rights of all humans to their countries. It has been agreed upon that all humans receive these rights by the United Nations, and other countries have taken these rights and expanded on them. Between all of the different documents a common thread of fundamental freedoms, that everyone has these freedoms to express to express their opinions and cultures. No one can stop you from demonstrate ng your religions or from speaking ones opinion. These freedoms to can not be removed by anyone, much the right to have rights. Every person is allowed to have rights that apply to all circumstances to all citizens. As the united declaration states “everyone is entitles to …show more content…
The idea of giving people fundamental freedoms to allow the expression of religion and speech came from Mill and Voltaire, who both believed that people were free to do as they wished as long as they did not infringe upon the rights of others. As Voltaire states, “I may not agree with what you say, but I will fight o the death for your right to say it.” This demonstrates his desire to have everyone be allowed to live how they with. These citizens should be allowed to say what they want and do what they want without to restrictions of the government. Mill is often described as an individualist, wishing to focus on the freedoms of the individuals to exercise their rights. He believes that all people are equal and deserve rights. Mill was also on of the big equal rights activists of his time, claiming that everyone should be treated equally, especially women, regardless of how different they seem. Race and gender of someone should not dictate how they are treated in society and in the eyes of the law. The universal declaration of the rights of man agrees with this statement, affirming the rights of the individual and their access to the fundamental freedoms that everyone else holds. Montesquieu was the main leader in the system of government that many countries still hold today, with separated branches, but also was an advocator for the democratic vote. He believed that all citizens should work together to create a government that supports the members of its society and works towards their common interests. This democratic vote idea is now a fundamental section of the declaration of rights and freedoms in the United States, inspiring them to separate from the tyranny rule of Great Britain’s

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