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Originally posted by thoughtsfull
reply to post by crezo
I just wanted to add something to your post... did you know the stars and stripes where hoisted above a Sussex town, and declaration of independence read! they declared themselves the 24th state of the Union, and it took 7 years for the crown inquisition to reclaim the land for the crown.. The area is still called "The America Ground" today.. While a couple of years ago the American Consul re-read and as such reaffirmed the decalaration of independence in the town..
I didn't know that. Wow.
edit on 29/11/10 by thoughtsfull because: (no reason given)
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 to 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.
“I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around [the banks] will deprive the people of all property until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered. The issuing power should be taken from the banks and restored to the people, to whom it properly belongs.” - - Thomas Jefferson
Originally posted by seagull
reply to post by OuttaTime
Not so much trumped as augmented. I don't think the founding fathers intended the Constitution to supercede the DofI, as much as to augment and explain how the Declaration should be enforced. If that makes any sense whatsoever...
I think, though I may be wrong, that all three documents were intended to work together in the furtherance of our freedoms.
It's as relevant today, as it was on the day it was first read in the streets of Philadelphia....
The first African-American president takes office, and almost immediately we see the birth of a big, passionate national movement -- overwhelmingly white and lavishly funded -- that tries its best to delegitimize that president, seeks to thwart his every initiative, and manages to bring the discredited and moribund opposition party roaring back to life. Coincidence?
Not a chance.
There's an obvious answer, but it's one that generally comes from the progressive end of the political spectrum: Americans must fight to take back their government from the lobbyists and big-money special interests that shape our laws to suit their own interests, not for the good of the nation.
That may be what some tea partiers have in mind, but the movement hasn't seen fit to make campaign finance reform one of its major issues. And the establishment Republicans who are surfing the tea party wave -- while at the same time scheming to co-opt the movement -- would view the idea of taking money out of politics with horror, if they thought it might actually happen.
'An autopsy of history would show that all great nations commit suicide.'"
"Here is how they do it," Lamm said: (First) ;"Turn America into a bilingual or multi-lingual and bi-cultural country. History shows that no nation can survive the tension, conflict, and antagonism of two or more competing languages and cultures. It is a blessing for an individual to be bilingual; however, it is a curse for a society to be bilingual....
Originally posted by Wyn Hawks
...the declaration of independence is an old part of an on-going cancerous propaganda program... the fact that so many people still believe it has positive value explains why we are so deep into craps creek today...