Thomas JeffersonThomas Jefferson, (1743-1826), US Founding Father, drafted the Declaration of Independence, 3rd US President

Famous Thomas Jefferson Quote

“We hold these truths to be sacred and undeniable, that all men are created equal and independent, that from that equal creation they derive rights inherent and inalienable, among which are the preservation of life, and liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.”

Thomas JeffersonThomas Jefferson
~ Thomas Jefferson

First draft of the Declaration of Independence

Ratings and Comments

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d, d    12/18/07
Drew, Olney

Great Line. T.J. should be proud. GO 'HOOS AND SEAN SINGLETARY

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    Anonymous    11/5/08

    One error that needs correction, is the use of the word inalienable. The word used in the Declaration of Independence is unalienable. According to law dictionaries they are two different words and have different meanings and are not interchangable

    javier, pampas texas hoolywood

    not bad for a begginer

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    Anon    4/1/10
    Elisabeth, Astoria, NY

    He made Americans, not only America!

    E Archer, NYC

    Even clearer than the final version. BTW, Adams and Jefferson disputed the word 'inalienable' -- while Jefferson would not concede the point, Adams had the printer change the Declaration before signing. ;-) I believe this declaration applies to all humankind, and is the basis for Liberty throughout the world. A timeless truth that will forever remain in the hearts and minds of freedom lovers around the world.

    Mike, Norwalk

    One of those eternal truths that can not get enough stars to do it justice. It has taken time to begin to realize an application of such eternal principle / truth. Now, malefactors are once again segregating We The People in efforts to re-impose inequality, dependency on carnal gods (collectivism vs. independent), loss of individual sovereignty, non-recognition of inalienable / unalienable rights, slavery vs. liberty and a system of hate, anger and violence.


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