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  1. Feb 2019
    1. Any local, state or national government, or any political machine, in order to live, must give the people assurance that they can express their will freely and that their votes will be counted. The most powerful machine cannot exist without the support of the people. Political bosses and political machinery can be good, but the minute they cease to express the will of the people, their days are numbered.

      A very powerful sentiment aligned with the US Declaration of Independence.

  2. Jun 2017
    1. governments are instituted among men

      Jefferson got ideas for the constitution from "Genuine Principles of the Ancient Saxons"

    2. Prudence indeed will dictate that governments long established should not be changed for light & transient causes;

      [I have no doubt that Jefferson studied The genuine principles of the ancient Saxon, or English constitution, Volume 4 prior to writing the Declaration of Independence]

      (https://books.google.com/books?id=jatbAAAAQAAJ&dq=Prudence%20indeed%20will%20dictate%20that%20governments&pg=PA41#v=onepage&q=Prudence%20indeed%20will%20dictate%20that%20governments&f=false)

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    3. that all Men are created equal;

      [

      Jefferson possibly looked at John Tillotson's "archbishop of Canterbury" (pg. 264), when Creating the Declaration of Independence](https://books.google.com/books?id=X7ZbAAAAQAAJ&dq=all%20men%20are%20created%20equal&pg=PA264#v=onepage&q=all%20men%20are%20created%20equal&f=false)

  3. Apr 2017
    1. which hath stirred up the In- dians and Negroes to destroy us

      The charge that the British Crown had induced Native Americans to attack colonists was later repeated in the Declaration of Independence.