Read the excerpt from the Declaration of Independence. We hold these Truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal,

Read the excerpt from the Declaration of Independence.
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.
–Declaration of Independence
What can be learned about the role and function of the government from the quote?
The government invented the self-evident truths.
The people get their power from the government.
The government secures the rights of the people.


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