"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with inherent and inalienable 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;"
(1743-1826), US Founding Father, drafted the Declaration of Independence, 3rd US President
Jefferson's hand-written draft of the Declaration of Independence, June, 1776
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