THIS IS HOW

THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE

PROTECTS YOU

 

It recognizes the authority of a Supreme Being,

Limits the power and authority of public officials,

Declares that the people possess an endowment from God,

Declares man’s God-given rights to be unalienable,

Demands that laws meet with the “Consent of the Governed”,

Proclaims all men are created equal,

Provides for an equal station to the laws of nature,

Ends the theory and practice of “the divine right of kings”,

Controls the policies of the government,

Cites many examples of conduct which is unlawful,

Establishes the right to life and liberty,

Provides for the pursuit of happiness,

Requires government to exercise “just” powers,

Absolves all allegiance to the British Crown,

Forms the basis of our free and independent nation,

Presents the substance of a republic,

Allows for the formation of states, and

Contains the essence of being in perpetuity.