04 July 2007

4th of July

When was the last time you read the Declaration of Independence? If you're like me you're busy. Who has time to read things like that? I barely have time to read my mail. It's been a long time since I read the Declaration.

My local paper published it today, as I'm sure many do across this country, and I sat and read it. Out. Loud. To the dogs. If you pay attention to politics and all that's going on now. Then read the Declaration, it really makes you think.

"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 it's powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. "

Interesting no???? I think there are some of our elected officials (they are no longer leaders in my eyes) that have forgotten these basic truths. These are the principles our country was established on. The Government derives it's power from US, the people. And it is our RIGHT to alter or abolish that government. I think all elected officials should have to read and take a test on the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, because I think they think they are in control.

Happy Birthday America!!!!


Dances with Corgis said...

Hmm... reading to the dogs... crazy, or brilliant? :) I can't decide. Good job on getting out the door on your run, Flo! :)

Vickie said...

Very thoughtprovoking. It never ceases to amaze me how many of those already elected think they are doing what their voters want when it is obvious they are not in touch with anyone out there. The job of the people is to not elect anymore of those types who are only power hungry.

Lavender said...

Isnt it sad, how far away things are from the original intent of the country? Im looking forward to a brighter future for you all!

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