religião e liberdade

"When in the course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bonds 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 Nature´s God entitle them (...)"

"We hold these truths as 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 (...)"

"We therefore, the Representatives of the United States of America (...) appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions (...), solemnly publish and declare that these United Colonies are (...) to be Free and Independent States (...). And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our Sacred Honor".
(Declaration of Independence, 4th of July, 1776)