“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. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.”
Bold passages emphasized for the hard-of-thinking.
The disturbing thing is, if you actually go and read the Declaration, the Bush Junta is guilty of some of the same things that the Founders charged George III with. “He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people”….”He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil power.”….”He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution and unacknowledged by our laws;”….”For depriving us, in many cases, of the benefits of Trial by Jury:”….