Have you read the Declaration of Independence? You really should, so you’ll see where we came from and the fact that we’re going back to the tyranny we fought a war over. This is a 10 part series on the Declaration. Let’s begin.
“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.”
When you’re no longer treated as an equal and one person, group, ideology exerts their will on you, you have to realize, submission is an option, not a fact. Then you stand on your own feet, and through reason persuade the oppressor that you are their equal, or if necessary by force if their behavior doesn’t change. We are all born the same, bleed the same and die the same. Equal, whether you choose to submit is your option and the same applies on if you choose to better yourself. But realize, that doesn’t give you carte blanche to force your desires on another.
We defied one tyrant, fought for freedom, and birthed a nation based on the foundational right to live your own life as long as you do no harm to others. We have been moving steadily backwards from the ideals that founded America, and we should be ashamed. The power is in the people, and we abdicated that authority to faceless bureaucrats. We have a choice, Dependent or Independent. Which are you?
Next week, I’ll look at the Preamble and Principles of the Declaration of Independence.