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. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
We hold these truths...
232 years ago today, the Continental Congress declared the Independence of the American colonies from Great Britain. Congress formally adopted Thomas Jefferson's Declaration two days later, on the Fourth of July. Here is my favorite part of that document:
Posted by Grant Bosse at 1:53 PM