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Happy Independence Day!

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. [emphasis mine]

A warning, and prediction, for November.

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  • wade

    happy independence day Robert. i enjoy your mindset and intellect as well as your rioting sense of humor. thank you So much for this displayed avenue of information as well as a thoughtful display .

  • jwing

    dittos, Robert!

  • JGL

    Rereading the Declaration, thank you for posting it Mr. Zimmerman, which in my conversation I call a letter of intent to a tyrannical King, I

    bring your attention to a few seminal elements.

    The founders formally, in the country’s foundation documants recognize the existence of a God and they further support that concept with

    idenifying with a creator, which to me is a key to the power of the Declaration and the Constitution and the freedom it represents and its why

    the Constititon is the enemy of socialism. The founders do not identify or endorse any particular religion but they do recognize a higher power

    and that higher powers expectation of man is that he embrace freedom.

    I appreciate the founders wisdom on so many levels, the first being that I recognize the power of that simple distinction between the

    recognition of a creator and not endorsing a particular religion.

    During the 08 election cycle I was compelled to write and produce a piece I call “America, Your Constitution And Capitalism” because of the

    general ignorance of many of the people I would talk to related to the questions: Tell me why you will vote for Barack Obama? and What do

    you know about the Constitution?

    If you are interested in reading it you can do so by going to JGL America.com, this is free with no commercial attachments what so ever, it is

    a simple, non political reminder about what our country is about, where it comes from and what the peoples responsibilties are, comments

    both pro and con are welcome.

    I have been reinvigorated by the ruling of Chief Justice Roberts regarding the healthcare law.

    In my opinion he surrendered his feduciary responsibility regarding judging law passed by the Congress, he in essence has rewritten the law

    for the administration, (isn’t his job to judge law and not write law?) The law was not written, interpreted or defended in the way that he has

    chosen to rule on it, this troubles me and it should trouble you, the people appear to be being delivered to the will and control of the

    government, that is exactly opposit of how things should be. You can think about and come to your own conclusions about that, I ask this

    question: At what point does the government own the people? After it controls the peoples access to healthcare?

    In conclusion, an observation: “because its the right thing to do” which is president Obamas new key imagery phrase, is not a reason to

    nullify the Constitution, any “good” thing that a person can come up with can then be justified as being done by the Congress. This and things

    like it are crafted and designed by politicians to pander to human emotion and not common sense and logic. Know the difference.

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