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Jefferson gives evidence of Englands disregard of our rights and the destruction of our government Throughout the Declaration Jefferson states clear and reasoned facts as to why we should have our independence from England One of Jeffersons main arguments was that all men are created equal By this he meant that every pe3rson either rich or poor had the same God given rights as any other person He has refused to pass other laws for the accommodation of large districts of people unless those people would relinquish the right of representation in the legislature a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only Basically this means that the King refused to pass laws for the people unless they gave up their right of representation In summation to the argument that all men are created equal Jefferson also said that we should be able to form our own government It also says that if this government abuses its power the people have the right to abolish it We had established a judiciary system but it was weak because the King would tell the judges how to pass sentence if they disobeyed him he would decrease their salaries The Declaration clearly shows this when it says He has made our judges dependent on his will alonethe amount and payment of their salaries He would also obstruct the passing of laws He has suffered the administration of justice totally to cease in some of these states refusing his assent to laws for establishing judiciary powers Moreover one of Jeffersons biggest arguments was that of liberty While America was under the rule of England we had no liberty There were guards and soldiers stationed in houses and offices in all the colonies He has erected a multitude of new offices by a self-assumed power and sent hither swarms of new officers to harass our people and eat out their substance He has kept among us in
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