When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands 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 of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation. — Public Domain
Which Enlightenment philosophy is evident in this excerpt?
Absolute monarchy can be a legitimate form of government under certain specific circumstances.
The application of reason is an idea that is always more important than any notion of tradition.
People are born with natural rights that political organizations should not violate.
The bureaucracy of the state should not be held victim to the dictates of the church.
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