The Declaration of Independence does not have the force of law, but rather explains the relationship between the Creator, The People, their rights, and their ability to create a government to secure those rights. Although some have tried, no one yet has been able to negate the fact that this government was founded upon religious principles. No one has been able to "separate church and state." We do not have to. There is no such requirement to "separate church and state." It has never been any part of our law!
The Declaration of Independence served two purposes at the time of its adoption. It set forth the proper function of government and the causes of separation from the King of England. Today the citizens of the United States have many more causes of separation from our own government than the Founders had for their separation from the King. Those many causes exist because of a lack of understanding of the self-evident truths discussed below:
". . . that all Men are created equal, . . ." presupposes a Creator (GOD). It did not say that all men evolved equally from apes and yet our schools have been teaching that insidious lie to our children since the days of the "monkey trials" of 1925. Neither does it guarantee equal results. It means that all men are viewed equally by GOD and should be viewed equally by man's judicial system. It could be said that all men are created with an equal opportunity to become unequal.
". . . that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, . . ." unalienable Rights are Rights that cannot be taken away legitimately unless one forfeits his own Rights by taking the Rights of another.
". . . that among these are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness, . . ." Among these indicates that these were not ALL of the rights granted by GOD but the most basic. According to other writings of the Founders and the Constitution, Pursuit of Happiness included Property Rights. Life, Liberty and Property are all essential elements for the Pursuit of Happiness. If any one of these rights are taken by government without due process of law, the result is tyranny.
"That to secure these Rights, Governments are instituted among Men, . . ." These words clearly identify the proper function of government, which is to protect these God-given rights. That protection was meant to extend only to protection from the government itself and others. It is NOT a proper function of government to protect the people from themselves. Individuals are responsible for themselves and must suffer or benefit from the consequences of their own actions.
". . . deriving their just Powers from the Consent of the Governed, . . ." Consent does NOT mean majority opinion as some would have us believe. We The People can only grant consent for government to do a thing on our behalf that we ourselves have the right to do (e.g. protection of Rights). Most of our government's current activities are redistribution of the wealth schemes (socialism), which enslave both the taxpayer and the recipient. All such schemes are unconstitutional.
If We The People cannot be "Robin Hood" and take money from one group to give to someone else we think is needy, then the government cannot get the authority from us to do such a thing. We are prevented from doing such a thing because it is against the law of our creator (Ten Commandments). Our government is founded upon Judeo-Christian religious teachings. The people who do not believe we should legislate morality do not know our government's origin or where We The People get our rights.