Preamble of the Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776
«When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
«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 Hapiness.
«That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, 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, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security».
A little explanation of the the red highlights in the text above:
- The Laws of Nature and the Nature’s God entitle human beings to rights; the Laws of Nature are eternal and unchangeable because the come from Nature and Nature is so made and wanted by God; God exists, and presides over everything, particularly Nature, Nature-established i.e. God-given rights, and the US Declaration of Independence.
- Above everything there are certain truths; they don’t need more than the eyes in order to be recognized; they are self-evident to human reason which is Nature-established i.e. God-given.
- The first and foremost of these rights is that all men are created by God; secondly, that they are all created in the image of God so that their rights derive from their intimate nature that God has created in such a manner; ti is the equality among men.
- The rights that God gives to man though the establishment of a specific nature come from his being made in the image of God; for this reason, they are unalienable: who is in fact superior to God? What is superior to the human nature created by God? Certainly not the state or any other human institution, even if supposedly good, let alone if bad.
- God gives a certain unalienable rights to men: they are not infinite; let’s now list those which are fundamental (i.e. they found ALL the rest): the right to LIFE, from which comes LIBERTY, which in its turn allows men not to look causally somewhere for it but to concretely PURSUIT HAPPINESS. Man doesn’t learn what happiness is from any human document, but from the Revelation of God and his God-given moral nature; it’s the unalienable God-given right of man to be left alone to historically perform the best he can in the grace of God and so attain his happiness in respect of the nature that God has given him.
- When other man try to tread on the God-Given right of men in order to subvert his nature and the politics of human nature, it is a self-evident duty of self-defense secede from that association and take action to secure life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness of oneself and one’s family. It is not than a revolution, but a revolution prevented. It’s an essentially conservative undertake.
- To secure God-given life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness the US Constitution has benne enacted after the Declaration of Independence and complete with a Bill of Rights to leave forever the state out of certain clearly stated affairs. This action to secure life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness grants religious freedom as personal liberty no. 1 in the First Amendment and personal liberty no. 2 in the Second Amendment just in case not a deer but some tyrant crosses your of your family’s path. The Second Amendment to self-defend comes from the First Amendment granting religious freedom, which comes from the God-given, unalienable, and self-evident right of man to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness now and forever. All free of taxes.