Friday, September 12, 2008

Weird World

"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."

This was written and signed by a group of very intelligent people. People who realized, at the birth of a new nation, that it was entirely possible that there could come a time when the country they were founding would become the very thing they were fighting against.

Am I the only one who finds it odd that we now live in a country where the content of the above is considered 'subversive' and 'wrong' to a lot of people? That a lot of people, especially our government and President, have decided that blind, unquestioning obedience is synonymous with 'Patriotism'. The mistaken beleif that we can call ourselves 'The Land of the Free', while our government condones torture, spies on its citizens and uses terror to justify the erosion of our civil liberties.

I don't know what else to say, except to say that one we're rid of the worst President in US history, his successor does a better job, and returns to the core beliefs and ideals that America was founded on.

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