From the United States Declaration of Independence:
"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, — 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, 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."
For those of you not from the US who might not know, July 4 is the date we celebrate as Independence Day.
I'm especially pleased that the declaration includes the "pursuit of happiness" -- what a wonderful thing to base a nation upon!
Best wishes to all today, Independence Day!
Wikipedia: The United States Declaration of Independence