Sunday, September 13, 2009

Quote for the Week

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.

Declaration of Independence

2 comments:

Write or Die said...

YES!!! It's sometimes good to be reminded of this! The purposes and the power of our gov't and our role IN IT!!!!

Powerful words: "self-evident, endowed by their Creator, inalienable Rights, a gov't destructive of these ends...the rights of the people...Safety & Happiness." WOW or should I say, wooooeee!

Lawyer said...

Thanks for stopping by! It is imperative that we understand the concept of rights "endowed by their Creator..." The government does not give us our rights. God does.