We have the natural right by God to declare our independence from England.
“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…
Governments derive their authority from the consent of the people.
“Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.”
When a government abuses it’s power, the people have the right to overthrow it.
“That whenever any form of Government becomes destructive to these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it…
The colonies tried repeatedly to compromise with King George, but has been a tyrant.
“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.