The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen United States of America
When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands 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 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,
THERE is absolutely nothing that can be added to this Declaration of Independence to make it any more relevant today than it was in 1776. There should be nothing taken away from this Declaration as it is the foundation of the reasons why we 'threw off' the oppressive country from which we came.
The Creator takes center stage as the One endowing His creation with unalienable rights. We have a right granted by God to live. We have the right of freedom or Liberty and we have the right to pursue happiness. This freedom turns a subject into a citizen, and a colony into a Country.
According to the Founding Fathers the government exists to secure these natural rights granted to us by God. The power that we have comes through God. The power that the government has comes through the governed, that's us! That's every citizen of this great country.