Very true in 1776. Very true in 2010. It appears those trusted with the governing of this great nation seems to have forgotten they owe their allegiance to American Citizens, not illegal immigrants, not multi-national corporations, not to have Americans die for other countries no! Their job is to protect American Citizens and to insure the very rights that are laid out in the Declaration of Independence are there for this generation as well as subsequent generations.
"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness." --Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776