"We hold these truths to be sacred and undeniable, that all men are
created equal and independent, that from that equal creation they
derive rights inherent and inalienable, among which are the preservation
of life, and liberty, and the pursuit of happiness."
by:
Thomas Jefferson
(1743-1826), US Founding Father, drafted the Declaration of Independence, 3rd US President
Source:
First draft of the Declaration of Independence
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 -- d, d      
Great Line. T.J. should be proud. GO 'HOOS AND SEAN SINGLETARY
 -- Drew, Olney     
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    One error that needs correction, is the use of the word inalienable. The word used in the Declaration of Independence is unalienable. According to law dictionaries they are two different words and have different meanings and are not interchangable
     -- Anonymous     
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    not bad for a begginer
     -- javier, pampas texas hoolywood     
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     -- J Carlton, Calgary      
     -- Anon      
    He made Americans, not only America!
     -- Elisabeth, Astoria, NY     
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    Even clearer than the final version. BTW, Adams and Jefferson disputed the word 'inalienable' -- while Jefferson would not concede the point, Adams had the printer change the Declaration before signing. ;-) I believe this declaration applies to all humankind, and is the basis for Liberty throughout the world. A timeless truth that will forever remain in the hearts and minds of freedom lovers around the world.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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    One of those eternal truths that can not get enough stars to do it justice. It has taken time to begin to realize an application of such eternal principle / truth. Now, malefactors are once again segregating We The People in efforts to re-impose inequality, dependency on carnal gods (collectivism vs. independent), loss of individual sovereignty, non-recognition of inalienable / unalienable rights, slavery vs. liberty and a system of hate, anger and violence.

     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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     -- jim k, Austin      
     
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