Now, Therefore THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY proclaims
THIS UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS as a common standard
of achievement for all peoples and all nations, to the end that
every individual and every organ of society,
keeping this Declaration constantly in mind, shall strive by teaching
education to promote respect for these rights and freedoms and
progressive measures, national and international, to secure their
universal and effective recognition and observance, both among
of Member States themselves and among the peoples of territories
Everyone has the right to life, liberty and
security of person.
Everyone is entitled to a social and international
order in which the
rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration can be fully
"We could not leave them to themselves
- they were unfit for self-government - and they would soon have
anarchy and misrule over there worse than Spain's was ... there
was nothing left for us to do but to take them all, and to educate
the Filipinos, and uplift and civilize and Christianize them."
- William McKinley - (1843-1901) 25th US President - Source: 1899,
on the _Filipinos, following the U.S. invasion of the Philippines
in 1898. During the invasion and occupation, U.S. forces killed
an estimated 200,000 Filipino civilians. Address to the Methodist
Episcopal Church; cited in Olcott, The Life of William McKinley
(1916), v. 2, p. 110; _estimate of civilian casualties from U.S.
Congress, "The World of 1898: The Spanish-American War,"