Thomas Jefferson, in the Declaration of Independence, stated the following:
"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. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security."
We know the rest of that chapter of history.
Malicious manipulators of our society and nation have attempted to deny access to the facts in many cases relevant to our welfare, and that of the United States of America and the world at large. They attempt to demonstrate that bad is good, that good is bad, or that right is wrong, and wrong right. They support the strong and crush the weak. And they twist the meaning of the law to meet their own ends.
To advocate such things today as those called for by Jefferson might be called treasonous by these same manipulators, who naturally wish to suppress dissent among those whose conscience demands that they not tolerate the corrupt practices of those who degrade American society. They are far from treasonous, however. They are humanistic, patriotic, and necessary to the continued survival, stability, and prosperity of civilization.
Not only the Declaration of Independence but also the United States Constitution and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights recognize the sanctity of human life, which is confirmed by other bodies of law, codes of ethics, and religious tenets, as well as the opinions of even many of the atheists among us.
That too many have strayed from this respect for life is not something we are bound to tolerate. The United States was founded on principles, such as respect for the sanctity of life, that justified the American Revolution. If our principal leaders have decided to revise their own values system, relegating human life to an inferior standing, the time has come to reform our system of government to make our representatives more directly responsible to us; the establishment of law more susceptible to the will of citizens in good standing; and the assignment of blame for criminal acts more applicable to those who govern us, which is not now the case. We cannot afford to do less.
posted on 03/27/2005 10:05:16 PM PST
So...you want America to tear up laws written by men and go back to the Bible?
I don't think that would work out very well.
Great analysis, few will get it,especially those of the let's follow the judges at all costs.
Someone said judges are just lawyers in dresses.Generally most people dislike and distrust lawyers intensely.Yet they have an inexplicable reverence for judges.
Especially at the lower level,like Greer's, these guys try to become judges because they're really not very good lawyers. How sad .
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