Declaration of Independence

July 4, 2007 at 8:33 am 2 comments

Here is an excerpt from the Declaration of Independence to remind of us of what we celebrate today and what we have a moral duty to work towards. America has never been for me something that was finished when the documents that guide are country were written. To me, America is something that by our day to day actions, our active engagement in political and civic issues and our commitment to equality and the rule of law we are in perpetual state of creating. The work is not easy, particularly in our current political times with our current political leadership, but it is necessary and so very worth it.

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.

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. mirth  |  July 4, 2007 at 12:30 pm

    Very nice, bloggernista.
    I hope you have a superb 4th.

    Reply
  • 2. bloggernista  |  July 4, 2007 at 10:06 pm

    Thanks Mirth! I hope that yours was wonderful as well.

    Reply

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