The Declaration of Independence was more than poetic word play

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    This was written by Thomas Jefferson in the year of 1776 but he did not come up with these ideas because the same idea was published by John Locke in Two Treatise of Government more than a hundred years before the year 1776 since he lived between 1632 and 1704. Here is a sample of what he wrote in Two Treatise of Government and tell me that it doesn't sound somewhat similar to the declaration of independence.

    Apparently Locke's ideas didn't just die out but flourished in the writings of many of the founders of this country so it is just more than just poetic word play as some people have tried to say on this website.
     
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    I Hope......................

    my favorite passage........................

    .--That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government,
     
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    And then one went out and sold slaves and the other bought them.
     
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    white guilt for the gay................

    nobody cares............that was 700 years ago...........
     
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    Consent of the governed does not mean unanimous consent of the governed.

    Or do you think it does?
     
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    Slavery was less than 200 years ago. And if nobody cares about that, why are so many caring about everything else the founders did or said?
     
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    Nice job by Jefferson....we should honor him in some way
     
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    For the sake of argument, we'll accept your claim.

    How does that at all invalidate what he wrote?
     
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    I would suggest that the best way to honor him would be to listen to him and defend what he stood for.
     
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    does that mean you're going to remove anything from the bible that makes jesus devine and only leave the good stuff he said?

    ... you know, like jefferson did.
     

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