Or as Thomas Jefferson said...
When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
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.
posted on 09/26/2008 12:15:31 PM PDT
(Let's get serious - there is only one choice - McCain/Palin 2008)
Pretty radical, that Declaration of Independence. And a minority opinion among the populace at the time.
The patriots received active support from perhaps 40 to 45 percent of the white populace, and at most no more than a bare majority. (Wikipedia)
Where are we now?
posted on 09/26/2008 12:35:22 PM PDT
The question begging to be answered is, IF Obama becomes president, and IF we become deprived of our liberties, do we, the American people, have the resolve to revolt, and take their country back, by any means necessary? Or, have “we” collectively of course, become so acustomed to the socialistic ideals that have been creeping into this country via the liberals, that we’ll be caught by unready and not be able to fight back?
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