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"...besides love, independence of thought is the greatest gift an adult can give a child." - Bryce Courtenay, The Power of One

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Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Food for Thought

"...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...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..." - Thomas Jefferson, The Declaration of Independence

"The liberties of a people never were, nor ever will be, secure when the transactions of their rulers may be concealed from them." -Patrick Henry

"The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities." [Ayn Rand]


devilsivy said...

I'd love to live under the Declaration of Independence rather than the Constitution. I suppose I'd take either, really -- maybe today's election will lead to restoring the Constitution!

Kyddryn said...

I wish more people would read The Declaration and take it to heart...so few people are familiar with the document and its importance to our history. Sigh.

I also think our own governement should pay attention to the bits about the people changing things when we feel it's warranted. Things have certainly been shaken up tonight.