“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.”

Do you believe that? Are we created with “unalienable Rights”?  Do each of us have a right to Liberty?

Or how about this one:

“That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed,-”

Do you believe that? Are Governments instituted among us to secure these rights? Does government get their power from the governed, i.e. us?

We need to be clear on these points because they are building blocks for everything else that follows in our world view.  When you look at the actions that are being taken by our government, actions directed at us, the governed, you really need to understand your relationship to those sections of the Declaration.

What are our rights?  What is the government for?  How does it get its power?