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Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Happy Government Day!

To everyone in the United States, happy Government Day! If you're planning to do some flag-burning, follow safety precautions to prevent runaway fires. Safe sedition against the social order is happy sedition.

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At 7/04/2007 9:56 AM, Blogger sweet rose declaimed...

Amen. I prefer Buddhism myself.

 
At 7/04/2007 10:09 AM, Blogger Zachary Moore declaimed...

I like the way the Declaration of Independence starts out...

When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

but TJ loses me with the bolded sections below:

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, 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.--Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States.

And after a list of grievances (which could be readily supplied for any government)...

We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these United Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States; that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do. And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.

 
At 7/04/2007 3:55 PM, Blogger Francois Tremblay declaimed...

The basic idea is, you have the right to complain and fight against authority, unless it's OUR authority. In that case, you're an insurgent and we're gonna fuck you up. Your political freedom ends when we take control over you.

If the USA was a real country, the War of Northern Aggression would have never taken place. Burn the flag early, burn it often.

 
At 7/05/2007 2:35 PM, Blogger Francois Tremblay declaimed...

If you want to see how my flag-burning went:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mrhKnM3N8lc

Skip to 3:41 if you don't want to hear me talk on and on. ;)

 

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