Quote Originally Posted by Littlejoe View Post
I guess you forgot about the 14th Amendment? Part 1 says:

Amendment XIVSection 1.
All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the state wherein they reside. No state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.
If someone wishes to make an argument based on the Fourteenth Amendment (or Fifth Amendment, which contains similar language), they should make an argument based on the Fourteenth Amendment, not the Declaration of Independence. The former has the force of constitutional law, the latter does not.

Furthermore, one notices immediately some considerable differences. There is no statement of "pursuit of happiness" in the Fourteenth Amendment (it is replaced by property). Furthermore, it actually explicitly contradicts the Declaration of Independence, which claims the rights to be unalienable, whereas the Fourteenth Amendment says one can be deprived by due process of law.

Even if one wants to try to argue that unalienable doesn't actually mean cannot be revoked, as I see some have, one should still ground their argument in the Constitution, not the Declaration of Independence.