(This column appeared in THE LONE STAR ICONOCLAST, Crawford, Texas, and at www.LoneStarIcon.com the week of July 4, 2006.)
It was 230 years ago this date, adopted by Congress on July 4, 1776, a singular document notating the birth of what was to become the greatest Nation this orb would ever host.
The Unanimous Declaration of the Thirteen United States of America
One hell of a document.
"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness."
Right there, in the very opening sentence, our Nation's founders decided this would be a haven where the individual could live free, go about daily business unencumbered within common law, and not be bothered by governmental dictates as to style of life and personal choices.
"That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed."
Governments deriving their powers from the governed, hmmm. I suppose Inquisitor General Alberto Gonzales would call that notion "quaint." Could somebody please tell me one instance when King George XLIII actually performed an official duty on the good faith bidding of the American people?
"That whenever any form of government becomes destructive to these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or 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."
Only those 32% among us who are blinded by King George's quasi-omniscient light are unable to see the nihilistic perdition this Fascist Regime, submissive to the will of Herr Oberst Karl Rove and Dark Lord the Dick Cheney, has wreaked upon the United States in just five years.
As the Colonials continued on in their Declaration, they delineated the major grievances against the King, a number of which apply to our current King George:
"He has refused his assent to laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good."
"He has forbidden his governors to pass laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them."
"He has made judges dependent upon his will alone, for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries."
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