Skip to comments.Strong words ring true
Posted on 09/17/2005 9:07:19 AM PDT by tjbravo
When a government has ceased to protect the lives, liberty and property of the people from whom its legitimate powers are derived, and for the advancement of whose happiness it was instituted; and so far from being a guarantee for the enjoyment of those inestimable and inalienable rights, becomes an instrument in the hands of evil rulers for their oppression; when the Federal Republican Constitution of their country, which they have sworn to support, no longer has a substantial existence, and the whole nature of their government has been forcibly changed without their consent, from a restricted federative republic, composed of sovereign states, to a consolidated central military despotism, in which every interest is disregarded but that of the army and the priesthood both the eternal enemies of civil liberty, and the ever-ready minions of power, and the usual instruments of tyrants; When long after the spirit of the Constitution has departed, moderation is at length, so far lost, by those in power that even the semblance of freedom is removed, and the forms, themselves, of the constitution discontinued; and so far from their petitions and remonstrances being regarded, the agents who bear them are thrown into dungeons; and mercenary armies sent forth to force a new government upon them at the point of the bayonet.
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When in consequence of such acts of malfeasance and abdication, on the part of the government, anarchy prevails, and civil society is dissolved into its original elements: In such a crisis, the first law of nature, the right of self-preservation the inherent and inalienable right of the people to appeal to first principles and take their political affairs into their own hands in extreme cases enjoins it as a right towards themselves and a sacred obligation to their posterity, to abolish such government and create another in its stead, calculated to rescue them from impending dangers, and to secure their future welfare and happiness.
They don't make 'em like that anymore. Sounds very Ayn Randy, the part about the military and the priesthood being the enemies of civil liberty. Won't sit well with the thumpers.
So will we attempt to secede again or where are you going with this?
Sounds good to me and we will add the patriots of Arkansas, Oklahoma, New Mexico and Arizona to the list also!
Sure seems to apply to some of the conditions that abound in the USA these days.
WORDS to stand by ...
Thank you - I'm excited! ;^)
In my opinion, the most reasonable solution to the polarization of ideologies in America is to split the USA and Canada (and perhaps even Mexico) between liberals and conservatives.
We should begin by granting political asylum to conservative Canadians.
I'm just wondering... If there are so many people who are FED UP with the antics of our bureaucrats, why can't we stop them? Everybody seems to be waiting for somebody else to do something. I strongly believe that we need an overhaul of the whole crooked lot of them. HOW DO WE TAKE OUR COUNTRY BACK???
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