Summary: Declaration of Independence

I created this in celebration of the 4th of July. The Declaration is a surprisingly quick and simple (and worthwhile) read.


If you’re going to revolt against the government and start a new country, you should tell the world why you’re doing it.

God gave humans certain unalienable rights, for example: Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness. The purpose of governments is to secure these rights for the people, and the people should consent to the government rather than being ruled by threat of violence. If a government is not securing these rights but violating them, the people can and should overthrow it and start a new one. Now, overthrowing a government is a big deal, so you shouldn’t do it unless the tyranny has become absolutely insufferable. But that’s how bad things have gotten with the King, and here’s why: Continue reading