Saturday, July 4, 2020

Well, I declare.

“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.”

I tend to celebrate the ideas, rather than the government that does such a persistently mediocre job of embodying them.

And I read men (and even Men) = people, which some (many? most?) of the men who signed would surely not have done.

Happy 4th.

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