Friday, July 04, 2008

Declaration of Independence

Post from last year. Still holds true, except that, thank God, He's done in six months and sixteen days.

Unfortunately, in these days of George W. Bush's reign, The Declaration of Independence has taken a bit of a beating. And even more unfortunately, we know there is something we could do about it:

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. 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.
So what's stopping everyone? Fear. Fear of a despot who's usurped and abused authority at every turn and opportunity. There are even some people (though they seem to be shrinking in numbers daily) who think this usurper is doing a great job.

And let's not forget about the puppet master himself, the illustrious Mr. Cheney, who seems to think his position is above all else, including the law.

What Is Patriotism?

I think our idiot president has very much lost sight of this. Of course, I personally don't think he ever actually knew what it was. This man is an overgrown (physically) child with the mind of a pygmy (though that's being cruel to pygmies) who illegally took the White House and has, for the last six years used his position as Commander in Chief of the US Armed Forces to play soldier (probably some childhood dream finally come true since he was never really a soldier himself). Today, this mental pigmy called upon Americans' sense of "Patriotism" to have patience with the Iraq war, which, as we all know, has no end in sight despite the recent troop surge. Besides, if he was going to invade a country, it probably should have been Saudi ArabiaFROM WHERE BIN-LADEN ACTUALLY COMES!!

Mr. President, Patriotism isn't our troops fighting and dying in an illegal war fought with false information you and your administration manufactured in order to have an excuse to invade Iraq. Patriotism is having our troops get the hell out of there and back home where they belong, defending their own country in their own country and providing security for its citizens. Patriotism is not wanting our troops to die thousands of miles from home for no reason. Patriotism, on the homefront, is taking care of pressing domestic issues, like the failing economy, outsourcing of jobs, homelessness, universal healthcare for all your citizens, among many, many other matters.

So don't talk to us, the American People, about Patriotism. You, sir, are the least patriotic of us all by causing the murder of thousands of American soldiers in a completely unjustified war. You, sir, have shown you care not one bit about American domestic issues.

Patriotism is to a country, not to a person. If the person running the country is corrupt, as you have proven to be, we, the Patriotic American People, have the right and the obligation to depose you and your cabinet as corrupt and start over, as stated above.

Now, with Barack Obama poised to be the next president, perhaps we'll have the opportunity to fulfill the words, the directives, of the Declaration of Independence.

No comments: