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.

For more original awesome words of freedom, read our whole Declaration
of Independence
.

 

It’s not especially long, and it is especially moving.

 

God bless America.

 

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