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7599. RIGHTS, Inalienable.—

We hold
these truths to be self-evident that all men
are created equal; that they are endowed by
their Creator with inherent [435] and inalienable
rights; that among these, are life, liberty, and
the pursuit of happiness. 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.—
Declaration of Independence as Drawn by Jefferson.


Congress struck out “inherent and” and inserted