Declaration of Independence
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.
Just to show that some rather smart fellows decided, along with many, many of their neighbors and fellow colonists, that it was time to sever our ties
with an oppressive and, more importantly in our case, unresponsive govt. They also, these rather smart fellows, decided that they not only had the
right to do so, but that they had a duty to do so...a duty not only to themselves, but to their children, and their childrens children, down through
the years to you and I.
Those words in the Declaration of Independence are just as valid now as ever they were. It's not a matter of law, as it is a matter of what's right.
The two are not always simpatico.
A revolution of any sort, muchless a violent one, is not to be entered into as a Sunday drive to the local park. It must be entered into with a sure
and certain knowledge that all, every single one, alternatives have been tried, and exhausted. It's very easy to call for revolution, quite another
thing to justify it to your fellow citizens.
It's not time, and it may never be, for violent revolution. But the very fact that we are having this conversation is disturbing to me, and should be
to everyone regardless of where you come down on your opinion. Our govt. is, or is becoming increasingly so, unresponsive to our, it's true masters,
needs and wants. This is, of course, as much our fault as it is the govts.
Having said all that...
We do have the right, and that's, as they say, inalienable.
edit on 9/27/2010 by seagull because: Forgot the link...