When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
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.
We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.
I have never been less proud to be an American.
Hopefully you recognize the above quotes. They are from two documents that changed the world. Amazing writing by some truly amazing people. They are the very foundation of modern Democracy. Yet like so many profound words written by man, they have been corrupted over time to provide excuses for the self-righteous and the power-hungry. So I would like to point out a few things that these world-changing men said; a few things that they felt were worth mentioning to free people from oppression. I have highlighted them.
Maybe you will notice what I did … that these profound world altering words do not specify that only rich white men have the right to decide the future of the country. Quite the contrary actually. It distinctly says that it is the right of ALL people. It does not exclude woman, or black men, or anyone for that matter. One people, human … these pretty much say to me that everyone is included. The power of the government is derived from the governed … still not seeing woman don’t count. For that matter by these words even kids should have a say.
The Constitution was written for the PEOPLE; for the GENERAL welfare, for OURSELVES AND OUR POSTERITY; for the WHOLE United States. Can’t get any clearer than that. It is not just for the wealthy. It is not just for selfish white men. It is for everyone. Now by my definition of everyone this includes men, woman, children, blacks, whites, christians, muslims, jews … pretty much anyone who lives in the place.
So where exactly did we ever get the idea that a select few have the right to determine how everyone lives their lives? Exactly how did we get it in our heads that it is ok for men to define what a woman does with her body? When did it become ok for the wealthy to be exempt from laws that others are bound by simply because they don’t like them? We declared Independence from a nation that allowed the aristocracy to determine right from wrong, while the “average” man had no say.
Hmmmm. Sound familiar?
And on top of that, how do we get off blaming one man for all the woes of a nation? This is supposed to be a Democracy isn’t it? The President is our employee, not a despot. If he screwed things up, the PEOPLE are ultimately responsible. So stop looking for a scapegoat and look in the mirror folks!
Our economy; the WORLD economy is a mess right now. The primary reason was a group of selfish, profit and power seeking men convinced us we had to wage an unwinnable war. The enemy? A group of self-righteous power-hungry men who think they know how everyone else should live who managed to completely corrupt words of wisdom and use God as an excuse for atrocity after atrocity … including the complete mistreatment of woman and basically anyone who dares disagree with them.
And who were these men who managed to convince us of this?
A group of self-righteous power-hungry men who think they know how everyone else should live who managed to completely corrupt words of wisdom and use God as an excuse for atrocity after atrocity … including the complete mistreatment of woman and basically anyone who dares disagree with them.
The current administration did not bring about the pending failure of capitalism and democracy in this nation. And though the previous administration helped it along they are not at fault either. The simple fact of the matter is we gave up the reigns to our government long ago because we didn’t want to be bothered with personal responsibility.
Democracy did not fail the people, the people have failed democracy!
It is not Obama’s fault that our economy is failing. He was handed a pile of shit and everything he tried to do to clean it up was virulently opposed from day one. By the people who created the pile in the first place. And now they are trying to step in and bring our “progressive” nation back in time again. But like I said, we can’t even blame them for the mess we are in. Sure they only care for themselves, but the fact of the matter is WE put them in the position to do this. WE stopped think for ourselves, and allow others to tell us the way we should think, and despite ample evidence to the contrary keep believing their BS!
And the true irony is that the most outspokenly gung-ho Americans; the ones who scream patriotism the loudest are in fact the ones who are supporting the backwards regime. They are the ones who are shouting “Long live democracy” while they do their best to completely undermine it.
And you wonder why I am not so proud to be American these days?
So do me a favor folks. Let’s get our heads out of our own asses. Let’s stop looking for people to blame; stop letting other people think for us and tell us how we should live our lives. Let’s remember that WE are the people. WE are the power in this nation, woman and men alike. Instead of toeing a party line or believing well worded propaganda simply because we choose to trust those that have well proven untrustworthy, let’s step up and fix this damned nation!
Let’s bring the people back to Democracy!