Here is a link to a site that has the text of the Declaration of Independence plus a lot of additional information, including accounts of the events leading up to the signing by Thomas Jefferson. And here is a link the the US Government Archives site with the text and pictures of the document.
I do not say that democracy has been more pernicious on the whole, and in the long run, than monarchy or aristocracy. Democracy has never been and never can be so durable as aristocracy or monarchy; but while it lasts, it is more bloody than either.
— John Adams