The declaration of independence states...

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posted on Mar, 29 2012 @ 03:52 PM
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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 its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security. —Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain [George III] is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.

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posted on Mar, 29 2012 @ 03:54 PM
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Unfortunately its open to interpretation. Democrats read one thing Republicans read the bible.



posted on Mar, 29 2012 @ 03:57 PM
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And then you have people who just lump others into one broad category.

It's funny, Republicans read the bible huh? I have been a registered Republican for most of my adult life and I happen to think the Bible is a work of fiction. Does that make me not a "real" Republican?



posted on Mar, 29 2012 @ 04:10 PM
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It was a attempt at humor, sorry to offend.

The Declaration of Independence is a great document, but it isn't law of the land. But it is still open to interpretation form both sides of the political spectrum.

The Constitution is the law of the land yet in our past it was used to justify slavery, genocide, and martial law, you see where that open to interpretation sucks for us all?



posted on Mar, 29 2012 @ 04:20 PM
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OK, OP. You have proven you are capable of a cut & paste of part of the Declaration of Independence. That's very nice, although I think most Americans (and a whole lot of people from elsewhere) have read it before.

Do you have a point you'd like to make?



posted on Mar, 29 2012 @ 04:26 PM
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You can't fail to notice the hypocrisy in that document. It states the "Tyranny" being inposed by King George III on the colonists. So what happens when the 13 Colonies gain independence? They inpose their own "Tyranny" on the true owners of the land......The Native American Indians.
You couldn't make this stuff up






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