posted on Nov, 29 2010 @ 10:20 AM
I'm from England and today read the Declaration of Independence for the first time. I would love to hear the opinions of some US citizens about what
they feel this document means to them, and more importantly do you still believe in it's values?
A lot of what is written in there with regards to the right for freedom, life and the pursuit of happiness, and especially the specific reasons
outlined for YOU to have the right to overthrow or replace the government if they are not looking out for the best interests of the population, seems
to be very scarily relevant to the current situation (or at least from an outsiders viewpoint) with regards to what the current US government is
With reasons that seem to be applicable with the government doing things such as spying on communications of it's citizens, making deals with regards
to the essentials of life (such as gas, oil, food etc) based purely on how much money they can make, rather than getting the best deals for it's
citizens, and sending it's citizens on wars that are not justified and lying about the reasons for sending hundreds of thousands of citizens to be
injured and killed surely a great deal of these actions would be justifiable to overthrow or replace the government as is stated as your god given
right. Not to mention turning a considerable amount of foreign countries against the US, when it is simply the governments actions that are doing
this, rather than the views of the populace.
Plus you then have the very sus appointment of Bush being elected despite the huge polls against him and outright cries of it being fixed.
And of course there is then the whole 9/11 debate (and pentagon lies) which I won't even go into.
Do you believe that this would be a justified reason to overthrow the government, or what would be a justifiable reason, and if one did arise would it
ever be possible in todays world?
I'd love to hear peoples opinions on this, and it is not meant in anyway as an personal attack against the country, so if I have offended anyone it
was not my intention, I'm just very curious to know peoples stand points and views on this.
Thanks for your time, and hope everyone had a great Independence day