Part of the Declaration of Independence at the Jefferson Memorial.

Jefferson Memorial, Washington, DC. July 25th, 2011.

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. We solemnly publish and declare, that these colonies are, and of right ought to be free and independent states. And for the support of this declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine providence, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honour.