Books, Brochures, and Chapters>Book:  Franklin, Benjamin and Jefferson , Thomas (2011-03-24), The Declaration of Independence, Retrieved on 2011-05-19
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    19 MAY 2011

     Opening Text from the Declaration of Independence

    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 endo...
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    Affirming equality according to the laws of nature.

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