Exceprts from the Declaration of Independence of the Thirteen United States of America:
[The basic principles of democratic society]
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.
[Governments are created to serve the people]
That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.
[A despotic government must go]
That whenever any form of government becomes destructive to these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness.