Started by Ponch, 25 Jun 2022, 02:29
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The words of the Declaration of Independence are evidence of John Locke's influence on Jefferson's ideas about government. In the opening, for example, the Declaration states:
"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 Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed."
The expression truths are self-evident means there are certain facts that are so obvious that they do not need to be proved. According to the Declaration, three facts are self-evident:
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