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July 4th

2001-07-04 17:12:52+00 by Dan Lyke 2 comments

Because it's always worth a re-read: The Declaration of Independence of the Thirteen Colonies

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#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:32:02+00 by: ziffle

"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."


Too soon? Yes, watch the response herein.

#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:32:02+00 by: ebradway

I don't think it's a matter of appropriate timing. I don't, with our current system of government, ever reach that point. There are too many checks and balances allowing the government to shift with the opinion of the populace. Granted, this doesn't seem to happen that the pace that everyone wants but compared to the rate of change of the British Monarchy, it happens fast enough.

That would be expected since the same folks who penned the Declaration went on to create a system of government that could not suffer from the problems outlined in the Declaration. After all, they weren't stupid.

"Sire, the Americans are revolting." "I know, I've never been able to stand any of them in my presence..."