Monday, July 7, 2008

Censoring the Declaration of Independence

This is along the lines of what I've been trying to say when voicing my concerns about Independence Day.

Quoted from this viral video on YouTube from

Censoring the Declaration of Independence
Every July 4th Americans celebrate a revolutionary document - The Declaration of Independence signed July 4th, 1776. The Declaration talks about the necessity "to dissolve the political bonds." About "unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness." Most radically of all it says "That whenever any form of government becomes destructive to these ends, IT IS THE RIGHT OF THE PEOPLE TO ALTER OR ABOLISH IT, and to institute new government..."
But some people don't want us to get that message...
If you go to the Jefferson Memorial you will see that the engraving of the first lines of the Declaration of Independence leaves out "the consent of the governed." and our "right to alter or abolish" government...
Then there is this movie reading of the Declaration which closes the door to Independence hall just as we get to that important phrase...
Don't let the government and the media censor the Declaration of Independence
It's time to celebrate the Fourth of July for what it really is...
"Right to Alter or Abolish the Government DAY!" A true people's holiday!

There are so many things about the government that we should be altering. Why not think about these things when we're setting off our fireworks?

1 comment:

nisemono3.14 said...

Great post.


I love that video. I hope it gets spread around.