The Declaration of Independence will start with the Preamble. We, the thirteen colonies, will no longer be in British control.
"He (King George III) has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good."
"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."
These are our unalienable rights!
That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, "
If we are unsatisfied with the government, we can abolish it, because we the people give the right to government!
"That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed,"
"He (King George III) has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies without the Consent of our legislatures."
That's why we want to gain independence!
"For cutting off our Trade with all parts of the world:"
"For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent:"
We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces our Separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, Enemies in War, in Peace Friends.
We will have the rights that an independent power will have! We are able to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, and establish Commerce!
"these united Colonies are... Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is...totally dissolved; and that...they (colonies) have full Power... to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do."