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More happy Independence Day

2008-07-04 13:10:30.120645+00 by Dan Lyke 3 comments

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#Comment Re: made: 2008-07-04 14:52:59.632314+00 by: ziffle

"Since I do this every year" but you no longer agree with it

#Comment Re: made: 2008-07-04 18:19:27.441876+00 by: Dan Lyke [edit history]

I still agree with most of it, I just pick and choose my battles.

I'm an atheist, I believe that I gain nothing by dying in pursuit of my ideals.

#Comment Re: made: 2008-07-05 18:22:00.119693+00 by: Dan Lyke

Let me rephrase that: I believe that not being around to enjoy the pursuit of my ideals is failure.

Also, note that the first three grievances revolve around the absence of laws, not oppressive laws...

Still a good document worth reading and contemplating, though, especially the bits about

That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.