PC has a good post up on the anniversary of the Declaration of Independence.
Like PC, I will quote from the Declaration and marvel at those marvellous words, wirrten in the heat of oppression, and as PC says a timeless anthem to freedom.
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…
Marvellous, absolutely marvellous.