Friday, October 3, 2008

Self-Evident Truths

Many of us had to memorize the preamble to the Declaration of Independence back in elementary school:"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness......"

The South American country of Ecuador has taken this concept one step further in their new constitution: Ecuador Constitution Grants Rights to Nature.

The country has approved a new constitution that takes a novel approach to environmentalism: granting unalienable rights to nature: "right to exist, persist, maintain and regenerate its vital cycles, structure, functions and its processes in evolution."

Very interesting!

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Very interesting blog keep up the good work

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