Which statement best summarizes the following portion of the declaration of independence? 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. a. people have certain rights and it is the role of government to protect those rights. b. governments tend to interfere with people's rights. c. all human beings are equal and should have an equal share of the land. d. all governments need to be replaced.