Saturday, July 05, 2008

our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor - 2

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. — Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world. (US History.org)

2 comments:

Chipmaker said...

And what passes for political leadership in this land today would not, almost to a man or woman, risk their lives, certainly not risk their fortunes, and few have any honor, sacred or otherwise, to lay on the line.

tim white said...

CM... warrantless wiretaps are needed for you safety.

Scooter Libby did nothing wrong... it was all a witch hunt. Besides, he did it for your safety.

And it was best to keep Jose Padilla locked up for four years without being charged. Without that four years... well, he still would've been guilty. But it was important for your safety.

It's all for your safety!

As for why anyone thought they were electing an opposition party in 2006... I'm not sure because they certainly didn't get one. (rhetoric yes, votes no)

I'll point out though that David Walker quit a very cushy job as head of the GAO... for one reason... he recognized that America's fiscal policy is a train wreck that's about to happen. And he quit his job in an attempt to right that wrong... but of course, he was appointed... not elected.