Sunday, May 06, 2007

King George, Jefferson and a New Government?

At the end of 2006, the American people called for a new direction for the United States. After suffering through many years of Republican (manufactured) division, the American people are once again unified. They are unified in their belief that there is something inherently wrong with their government.

On July 4th, 1776, the want, the will and the hopes of our people for change was spelled out in the Declaration of Independence. Seeing no hope for change within the system, our founding fathers decided to throw off the yoke of King George and his government.

Now 231 years later, we find ourselves in the grips of anther despot, another King George. We find ourselves with a government that ignores the will of the people and serves only it’s corporate masters.

So at what point do we, (the people) stop trying work within the system and start thinking about replacing the system? Thomas Jefferson’s words from the Declaration of Independence are worth reading again.

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.



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