Declaration of Independence
Ideas are to have Equal rights, and everyone has the right to opportunity and protection. Also government by consent means that the government can't run the people; the people have to run the government.
The government needs a consent of the governed because then there wouldn't be just one ruler.
The people responsible are the governed.
They are still there to this day.
The rights matter to me because I think everyone deserves rights no matter who they are. Unalienable rights are rights that shouldn't be taken away.