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THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE by THOMAS JEFFERSON

GERMAN

If in the process of the human cases it necessarily for people, which it will dissolve political volumes it with others to have attached and under the energies of the mass to assume the different and same station to which the laws of nature permit and the God of nature them, an acceptable respect to the opinions of mankind required that they should explain the causes, force them for separation. We hold these truths, in order to be natural, this all men are caused on an equal footing, which, which they are equipped by their creator with certain untransferable rights, which are under these lives, liberty and the pursuit of the luck. - That, these rights, to be abolished governments to be secured among men introduced, deriving their fair energies from the agreement from regulated, - that, whenever each possible form of the government of these ends becomes destroying, it the right of the people to change it is or and on such basic rules putting the new government, its basis and its energies in such form, regarding it organizing to introduce most likely seems to cause their security and luck. Deliberation indeed prescribes that governments long should not be changed manufactured for light and adjustment Rome causes; and accordingly all hath shewn that mankind is abolished to suffer, while badly sufferable as on the right of is, by abolishing the forms, to which them it is used to experience. But, if a long course of abuses and of usurpation, which constantly exercising a Design shows same article, in order to reduce it under absolute Despotism, is it its right to make it is their task to throw away from such government to and new protection available for their future security. - Like that the patient tolerance of these colonies was; and so now the necessity, which limits it is, to change their former systems of government. The history of the present king of Great Britain is a history of the repeated injuries and that usurpation, all, which have the mechanism of an absolute tyranny over these conditions in the direct object. In order to be examined this, be submitted facts with an open world leave.

ORIGINAL ENGLISH VERSION

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, — 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. — Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.





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