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Today’s vocabulary lesson

Lien (leen) – A legal claim against the property of another as security for the payment of debt.
Alienable (a-leen-able) – Transferable to another’s ownership
Unalienable (un-a-leen-able) – Unable to be separated, given away, or taken away

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 to 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. ****DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE****

Men are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights,-‘life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness;’ and to ‘secure,’ not grant or create, these rights, governments are instituted.

Until next time…..

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