In CONGRESSU, die 4 Iulii 1776.<br />▼
▲In CONGRESSU, die 4 Iulii 1776.<br />
'''Unanima a tredecim foederatis Civitatibus Americae facta Declaratio,'''
In CONGRESS, July 4, 1776.<br />
'''The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America,'''
'''Cum''' in humanorum Eventorum cursu necesse Populo quodam factus est Vincula Politica quae eum ad alium populum adiungant solvere et inter Mundanas Potestates sibi assumere Statum separatum et parem, cui ob Leges Naturae et Dei Naturae commeritus est, Mundi Opiniones decet Honorare declarando illas causas quae eos impellunt ad Separationem.
'''When''' in the course of human Events, it becomes necessary for one People to dissolve the Political Bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the Powers of the Earth, the separate and equal Station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent Respect to the Opinions of Mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the Separation.
'''Nos''' has Veritates putamus manifestas, quod omnes Homines sibi pares creantur, a suo Creatore praediti quibusdam Iuribus inseparabilibus, inter quae numerantur ius ad Vitam, ad Libertatem, et ad Beata persequenda.
'''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.
'''Quod''' ad haec iura servanda, apud Homines instituuntur Rectiones, quae iustas Potestates suas a Regnati Consensu derivant.
'''That''' to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just Powers from the Consent of the Governed.
'''Quod''' cum quaequam Rectionis Forma hos Fines ruit, est Ius Populi ad Rectionem commutandam vel abrogandam, et ad novam Rectionem institudendam, ea talibus Principiis Fundata, et suis Potestatibus in tali Forma Ordinatis, eo consilio ut fortissime apparet eorum Incolumitatem et Beautudinem efficere. Prudentia quidem docet, ne Rectiones diu institutae ob leves brevesque Causas mutentur; quamobrem omnia Experientia monstravit, Homines magis pati malle, dum Mala pati possunt, quam se ultos Formas sibi consuetas abrogare. At, cum longa Series Iniuriarum Usurpationumque, constanter eundem Finem persecutarum, quoddam Consilium ad eos in absolutam Tyranidem reducendos ostendit, est Ius eius et Obligatio, ut talem Rectionem evertant et novos Praesides parent pro sua futura Incolumnitate.
'''That''' whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these Ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or abolish it, and to institute a 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. Prudence indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient Causes; and accordingly all Experience hath shewn, that Mankind are more disposed to suffer, while Evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the Forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long Train of Abuses and Usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object, evinces a Design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their Right, it is their Duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future Security.
'''Talis''' adhuc est miseria a his Coloniis patienter passa; et talis est Necessitas quae nunc eas impellit ad earum Rectionis Systemata commutanda. Res Magnae Britanniae Regis gestae constant in Historia Iniuriarum et Usurpationum eo Consilio factarum, ut absoluta Tyrannis super has civitates Instituatur. Ut hoc demonstretur, Facta sunto candido Mundo praeberi.
'''Such''' has been the patient Sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the Necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The History of the Present King of Great-Britain is a History of repeated Injuries and Usurpations, all having in direct Object the Establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid World.
==Quid Rex fecerit (sectio temporaria)==