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Sticking my big nose in.
In Reply to: You say the Declaration of Independence grants rights and I say no it doesn't posted by Sloopy on February 17, 19100 at 13:25:00:
The Declaration of Independence (DoI) does not have the force of law; the Constitution does. The DoI may serve to illuminate the Constitution and related documents, much as Congressional debate serves to illuminate the authors' intent of those parts of the resulting statutes which are vague, or simply badly written, but if your attorney stood up in a court of law and waved the DoI as legal proof of your position, you'd lose your case, but have very good grounds to later sue your attorney for professional malpractice.