From our Declaration of Independence

In Congress July 4, 1776
A unanimous Declaration of all 13 United States of America

When in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bounds which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator in 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….

Just in case you forgot why we exist as a nation and what the relationship is between God, man, and government.

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