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One cannot take passages from the Declaration out of context. The part you quote does not negate the self evident truths, nor grievances that prompted the separation in the first place. Not to mention the reference to prudence, dictating that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes. The compromise on the issue of slavery, that was necessary in order to get the Constitution ratified by all the states, was the seed that grew into the final conflict that completed the American Revolution. Sad, but true.
For decades, it has been obvious that there are irreconcilable differences between Americans who want to control the lives of others and those who wish to be left alone. Which is the more peaceful solution: Americans using the brute force of government to beat liberty-minded people into submission or simply parting company? In a marriage, where vows are ignored and broken, divorce is the most peaceful solution. Similarly, our constitutional and human rights have been increasingly violated by a government instituted to protect them. Americans who support constitutional abrogation have no intention of mending their ways.
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