WRITING THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE
For seventeen days Thomas Jefferson composed and revised his rough draft of the Declaration of Independence. The major portion of the Declaration is taken up with a long series of charges against king George III. However, these were nearly all copied from Jefferson’s drafts of the Virginia Constitution and his Summary View of the Rights of British America. To copy these charges into the Declaration would not have taken him more than a single day. What was he doing the other sixteen days?
It appears that he spent most of the remaining time trying to structure into the first two paragraphs at least eight of the “ancient principles” which he had come to admire. His views on each of these principles are rounded out in other writings, and from these various sources we are able to identify the following fundamental principles in the first two paragraphs of the Declaration of Independence:
- Sound government should be based on self-evident truths. These truths should be so obvious, so rational, and so morally sound that their authenticity is beyond reasonable dispute.
- The equal station of mankind here on earth is a cosmic reality, an obvious and inherent aspect of the law of nature and of nature’s God.
- This presupposes (as a self-evident truth) that the Creator made human beings equal in their rights, equal before the bar of justice, and equal in his sight. (Of course, individual attributes and personal circumstances in life vary widely.)
- These rights which have been bestowed by the Creator on each individual are unalienable; that is, they cannot be taken away or violated without the offender coming under the judgment and wrath of the Creator. A person may have other rights, such as those which have been created as a “vested” right by stature, but vested rights are not unalienable. They can be altered or eliminated at any time.
- Among the most important of the unalienable rights are the right to life, the right to liberty, and the right to pursue whatever course of life a person may desire in such of happiness, so long as it does not invade the inherent rights of others.
- The most basic reason for a community or nation to set up a system of government is to assure its inhabitants that the rights of the people shall be protected and preserved.
- And because this is so, it follows that no office or agency of government has any right to exist except with the consent of the people or their representatives.
- It also follows that if a government either by malfeasance or neglect, fails to protect those rights – or, even worse, if the government itself begins to violate those rights – then it is the right and duty of the people to regain control of their affairs and set up a form of government which will serve the people better.
Source: The Making of America
“If our country is to survive and prosper, we must summon the courage to condemn and reject the liberal agenda, and we had better do it soon.”
“YOU JUST CAN’T MAKE THIS S**T UP” CATEGORY
“What we’ve seen on display for the last several years … GOP is really not a party of ideas any more, it’s not a party of legislation; they can’t agree among themselves so they’ve become a party of investigation and the party of gridlock… even if there is no basis for it, that’s just what they do… The GOP is at war with itself, and the only thing they can agree on these days is to have endless investigations.”
Since the Democrats took over the majority in the House of Representatives, they have accomplished nothing. At one time, there were four House committees investigating President Trump. The far left radical element has divided the Democratic Party so that they are the party that is at war with itself. Congress is at a gridlock because the moron American hating Democrats are so fixed on getting President Trump out of office. Once again Adam Schiff proved, beyond any reasonable doubt, that you don’t have to have any intelligence to be Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee. His statement exactly describes the moron American hating Democrats, not the Republicans.
AN OPINION FROM THE DEPLORABLE INFIDEL
Another quote from “Quid Pro Joe”:
“I never had an interest in being a mayor “cause that’s a real job. You have to produce. That’s why I was able to be a senator for 36 years.”
And the moron American hating Democrats want this man for president?
A SIMPLE TRUTH FOR TODAY
“Politics, it seems to me, for years, or all too long, has been concerned with right or left instead of right or wrong.”