In the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson wrote,

“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…”

In other words, what our Founding Fathers were asserting was the fact that the King of England, or any king for that matter, wasn't born with an extra rights that somehow gave him a claim to rule over everyone else. The point they were making is that because all men are created equal, everyone has the same rights and an equal share in them as everyone else.  By way of this principle then, the founders were making a legitimate case for declaring independence from the king of England because since each man has at the moment of crea...

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