"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable 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 ..."
Deriving their "just powers" from the "consent of the governed."
"... nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation." --5th Amendment
"The point is that using this line of argument gets you nowhere because it is based on faulty history and anthropology."
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