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The Four Principles of the Declaration of Independence

"Trump is Legalizing Concentration Camps For Immigrant Families"
Published by The Nation, and written by Sasha Abramsky on August 23, 2019. In the past 22 years, there have been regulations by the terms of the Flores settlement on how to treat detained immigrant children. These rules established in 1997 include how children must be released from detention facilities "without unnecessary delay." If no legal guardian was found, the child was to be placed in a facility licensed by the states and have the same standards as foster care systems. Later on, it was reported that the Customs and Border Protection would not be vaccinating inmates in its facilities anymore. Some immigrants under their supervision are already dying because of the flu; They have also been exposed to many other dangerous diseases according to doctors. The Customs and Border Protection also claimed that they are not obliged to provide the immigrants with basic necessities. Trump's reopening of concentration camps is a clear violation of the Flores agreement that was placed twenty-two years ago. This article directly correlates to the principle that all men have basic rights that cannot be taken away.
According to the DOI, Declaration of Independence, it states, "All people have basic rights that cannot be taken away." The Nation explains how, "After all, confronted with stories of hungry, sick, immigrant children sleeping on concrete floors, federal attorneys dared to go to court recently to argue that they weren't obligated to provide them with soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, bedding, and even food fit for human consumption" (Abramsky, Trump is Legalizing Concentration Camps For Immigrant Families, The Nation). The second principle distinctly states, "basic rights that cannot be taken away.'' The Flores settlement also states that immigrants without a guardian detained will get the same privileges as any other foster care system. Now, children under their "protection" are losing their rights. In the second principle, basic rights cannot be taken away, but in this scenario, children are suffering. These children are now losing all of their basic rights such as getting food that is supposed to be provided by the facilities licensed by the states. The Nation also elaborates, "Earlier this week it was revealed that Customs and Border Protection will not be vaccinating inmates in its facilities—despite the fact that three children have died of flu in detention centers this year" (Abramsky, Trump is Legalizing Concentration Camps For Immigrant Families, The Nation). Basic rights planted by the Flores settlement are being violated as Trump starts creating his concentration camps. Basic rights that are given to the people detained by the Customs and Border Protection such as giving them vaccinations are being disregarded. Human lives are on the line because of diseases spreading, for there is a lack of sanitary. This evidently violates the second principle because people are losing their basic rights. The immigrants detained will be impacted by Trump's decision of starting concentration camps again. Their lives and basic rights will be taken away slowly by slowly. When an immigrant's rights are being evicted, this impacts the Flores settlement because it is violating a bill. These new regulations placed down take the rights of the immigrants away. The immigrants will no longer receive basic health care and basic necessities. Those detained will also suffer through non-humane lives.
"House Passes Measure to Repeal and Replace the Affordable Care Act"
Published by The New York Times, and written by Thomas Kaplan and Robert Pear on May 4, 2017. Trump's new Medical Care got narrowly passed by The House. The votes held on Trump's 105th day in office was 217 to 213. Among those who voted no, 20 of them were Republicans who "bolted from their leadership." The new Medical Care system appealed by the Republicans was promised to reshape American health care without mandating insurance coverage. Democrats express their concerns about what will happen when the new Medical Care is set up, but the Republicans reply by saying how the new Medical Care is beneficial for everyone. This article can be juxtaposed with the principle that the government gets its power to make decisions and protect rights from the people.
On the DOI, "The Government gets its power to make decisions and protect rights from the people" is stated. The New York Times adequately elaborates, "The vote, 217 to 213, held on President Trump's 105th day in office, is a significant step on what could be a long legislative road. Twenty Republicans bolted from their leadership to vote no" (Kaplan and Pear, House Passes Measure to Repeal and Replace the Affordable Care Act, New York Times). The vote on changing the "Affordable Care Act" barely passed. The third principle states, "The government gets its power ... from the people." The bill that was barely passed depended on a vote, which is equivalent to how the government gets its power to make decisions from people voting. Some Republicans are also rebelling against their own house, for they are voting for what they think is right. This also shows how the people get to decide on the laws or bills passed. The article also states, "Even before the vote, some Republican senators had expressed deep reservations about one of the most important provisions of the House bill, which would roll back the expansion of Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act" (Kaplan and Pear, House Passes Measure to Repeal and Replace the Affordable Care Act, New York Times). There is a vote before a bill is passed, or rejected. In the context, the vote represents the people having the choice to give the government power to pass a bill or not. If the people vote mainly no, the bill will not pass. This is correlated to the third principle because they both involve the government getting its power from the people at The House. The citizens of the United States of America will be affected by this vote. They will either keep their current "Affordable Care Act" by previous President Obama or change it so it follows other criteria supported by current President Trump. The citizens' medical insurance will also change if the bill is passed. Some citizens might have to pay more insurance, and others may get to pay less. If the bill is not passed, then the medical care system will stay the same. Depending on what job one has and their social life, this may impact a person a lot, a little, or not at all.
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