What is the WORST political re-write of all time?
It's clear to me that it's in the Declaration of Independence.
Jefferson actually wrote "We hold these truths to be sacred and undeniable".
(Ben) Franklin et al. converted it into the more pasty, and secular, "self-evident", apparently to remove any religious connotation.
How "self-evident" is it to Castro, Chavez and Kim Jong-un? Or would it have been to Genghis Khan, Stalin, Mao, etc.?
Besides, if it were really "self-evident", it wouldn't have taken tens of thousands of years for someone to state it that way!
No, it really was "sacred": something NO man could ever overturn or supercede.