self-evident truth


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Noun1.self-evident truth - an assumption that is basic to an argument
supposal, supposition, assumption - a hypothesis that is taken for granted; "any society is built upon certain assumptions"
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But in its construction the Convention immediately perceived that they must retrace their steps, and fall back from a league of friendship between sovereign States to the constituent sovereignty of the people; from power to right--from the irresponsible despotism of State sovereignty to the self-evident truths of the Declaration of Independence.
Through the ages we have recognized, and the United Nations celebrated this month this self-evident truth, that happiness is fostered by our connections with others.
Self-evident truth held life, liberty and pursuit of happiness among the unalienable rights of all created equal.
The self-evident truth that women's participation and safety are crucial to building sustainable peace is slowly changing "politics as usual.
Not everyone agrees that swapping the period for a comma proves the Framers saw government's role in protecting rights as a self-evident truth.
In fact, when I realized it I felt quite simple because it actually is a fairly self-evident truth.
I am very troubled that this court failed to recognize the self-evident truth that children need and deserve a mom and dad.
That sounds like a self-evident truth to many today, but in the heyday of liberalism, it seemed unpatriotic.
This self-evident truth has now been proven by scientists who published their findings in the journal BMC Psychology.
That is as it should be" Labour MP Tom Harris "Age should be no barrier to having adventures provided you are careful and don't try and run up and down Everest, or try and swim the Channel every afternoon" TV globetrotter Michael Palin, 70, pictured "I have long despaired of the downward spiral of Labour's rhetoric on immigration" Labour MP Diane Abbott, who has been fired from her post of frontbench public health spokesman in Parliament "An immigrant is just someone who used to be somewhere else" Comedian Russell Brand states a self-evident truth "Just because I am critical of the Coalition doesn't mean I am anti-English.
It is a self-evident truth that knowledge has to be an inclusive process, where barriers to learning are systematically dismantled.
He also said it is a self-evident truth that knowledge has to be an inclusive process, where barriers to learning are systematically dismantled.