"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."
"The republican is the only form of government which is not eternally at open or secret war with the rights of mankind."
"Nothing is unchangeable but the inherent and unalienable rights of man."
-- Thomas Jefferson
"Protecting the rights of even the least individual among us is basically the only excuse the government has for even existing."
"I favor the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and it must be enforced at gunpoint if necessary."
-- Ronald Reagan