Dec of Independence Quotes & Interpretations

Dec of Independence Quotes & Interpretations

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  • "When the people fear the government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty."
  • We shall hold the power in this system!
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  • "He has made Judges dependent on his Will alone for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries."
  • I pronounce you as guilty!
  • Why am I being tried if there is no evidence to prove me as anything but innocent?
  • "...they are endowed by their creator by certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness."
  • We all deserve equal voice, opportunity, and representation under the law!
  • Powers from the government should be derived from the people as they are the ones who the laws instituted have power over. When officials are set to make laws for the people but do not listen to the needs of the people, it is unjust and needs to be fixed.
  • Your power is derived from us, so you must listen to us!
  • King George III has trivialized and manipulated the judicial system to benefit the views of him and against those of the colonists. Rather than execute trials fairly he has made it so that judges are threatened to lose their positions if not obedient and promises great fortune if they are.
  • As a British citizen and judge it is your job to stay loyal to your home and punish those who have committed treason. Or else...
  • People are born with rights that allow them to pursue and accomplish goals whilst they are protected by the same laws and precedent rather than have someone (such as King George III) decide who gets to be put on the right side of the law.
  • All laws placed should apply and benefit all citizens equally.
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