The Constitution was written by James Madison
It gives us rights that apply to us and posterity including you and me and even people named Paterson.
It grants unalienable rights life liberty and the pursuit of happiness, rights that even the government can't mess with.
Ideas brought up by John Locke during a time period called the Enlightenment, just to be clear this isn't a myth.
Yeah, the Declaration of Independence written in 1776 by Thomas Jefferson.
A document signed on the July 4th that we all celebrate, a day so important there's no comparison.
Declaring the colonies independence, later leading to a war fought by brave people, who are now veterans.
Now, 243 years later, we're completely independent and the British are our friends.
In conclusion we now know about the Enlightenment that sparked this all.
The Declaration of Independence that made our freedom public, signed in early summer not the fall.
And last but not least, the reason I have the right to sing this song, the Constitution giving rights to one and all.