The Declaration of Independence to Americans is much more than a piece of paper "telling off" an oppressive government and saying "lay off." The Declaration of independence to Americans is a piece of paper that is directly responsible for America to this day. It is responsible for empowering George W. Bush, the most powerful man in the world. It is responsible for bestowing upon generations and generations awesome nationalism, pride, love and respect for the greatest nation ever, due to the clever diction and debonair writings of an early patriot, Thomas Jefferson, forever etched in the minds of Americans nationwide.
To this day the Declaration remains relevant, yet no longer needed in everyday life, in sort, put to the wayside. The most historical aspect of the constitution, still in use today "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, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed." These are the rights that everybody's freedom, in america a based from. These still are put forth into action today, with a little phrase, praised pby minorities, affirmative action. Is there not a direct link between the two? Many minorities, and otherwise destitute individuals have no other chance. Created equal, life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness, these all sound like words that help one in less popularity of nationality attain a better job. One might ask how do they get a link between pursuit of happiness and an equal chance of hire as a white man? Well, since today, to truly be happy in our society, one has to be fairly wealthy to affored the comforts of well, happiness, so you see, there is a direct connection between this diction of the declaration and affirmative action.