We Are Not Governed By Any Aspect of the Declaration of Independence

Whenever someone cites the Declaration of Independence, try to remember that there is nothing in that document that currently governs this nation; the Constitution is what governs us. The Declaration of Independence was used to explain the reasons for the American Revolution to the King of England. Nothing in it is binding or legal as we currently govern ourselves. The Declaration informs the Constitution but it is not the legally binding document. It’s a great way of illustrating the ignorance of pundits, though. Few, if any, know anything about the Republic for which it stands.

That doesn’t stop people from trying to use it, however: