Many Americans today would not only not support, but openly oppose the Declaration of Independence. Most Americans do not know how and why it even happened. This is sad and it is a statement of how our public-school system is now an indoctrination system. The school system in the United States becoming an indoctrination system was greatly assisted by the Soviets.
The “tyrannical government” of the King and Parliament was no more, and perhaps less tyrannical than are the current governments, federal, state, and local, within the United States of today. The American colonists believed that natural rights, live, liberty, and property or pursuit of happiness, were not under the purview of government but the only role government was to play was to protect those rights.
Today, in the United States, there is not one natural right over which the government has not extended its role of protection to control including to totally limit. This is what our founders said when they said that the United States would be free from the tyranny of government.
“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..”
We are told by our founders that today it is our right to alter or abolish, absolutely to reform, our current government because it has become “destructive of these ends.” Specifically, the governments, federal, state, and local, have denied the American public the right to pursue happiness. These governments have declared it is there right to tell us when and where we can go, with whom we can associate, where and when we can assemble, whether or not we can work and where, and if we can exercise in and enjoy the great outdoors given to us by God and not by man.
We absolutely should be altering federal, state, and local, governments. We should be doing this by opposing and ignoring any order that prevents us from pursuing our ability to provide for our families and that prevents us from maintaining our health by exercising and being outdoors which science says is essential for health. That means every business owner should, today and every day open his place of business to those who wish to frequent their place of business, we should come and go as we wish including to parks and beaches, and we should come and go as we would in any free state.
If we do not do this immediately, we will have said to government that we will willing forfeit any and all-natural rights to the dictates of government. We will have told government that they have complete control over all aspects of our lives, and we submit to that domination.
This is what the collectivists (Marxist, communists, socialists, progressives, Democrats, - all virtually the same) have been claiming since at least the days of Woodrow Wilson. The Marxist/Progressives (Democrats) have been claiming for over 100 years that it is government who should control life, liberty, and property or the pursuit of happiness, because as Barack Obama said, “The people are incapable of making wise decisions.”
The other critical way we who believe the words and spirit of the Declaration of Independence are timeless and apply as much today as they did in 1776, must remember this when we go to the voting booth; and that is that a (D) behind any candidates name means:
(D) Double Standard
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