Thomas Jefferson, Declaration of Independence July 4, 1776

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with inherent and inalienable 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.

.  . . He has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies without the Consent of our legislatures. .  .  .  . For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent."