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Unformatted text preview: “Governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers form consent of the governed, -- That whenever any form of government becomes destructive… it is the right of the people to alter or abolish it.” Think of our country today if this part had been left out of the Declaration of Independence. Women, African Americans, and Latinos, along with many other minority groups would still be oppressed. Granted, all of our founding fathers were white protestant males, but the foundation they laid gave America the power to amend laws that were out dated and no longer benefited the country and its people. In conclusion, our country was founded on the idea of dissent and most American’s don’t realize that the privileges that they take for granted everyday wouldn’t even exist if the organizers of our country hadn’t written a simple manuscript called the declaration of independence....
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- Fall '07
- United States Declaration of Independence, Kirsten Wing A37359474