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.
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...
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We try to update that 'good feeling' by denigrating the likes of Fidel Castro and Hugo Chavez, but these men actually worked for the good of their country. Our only complaint with them involves the fact that they actually worked for the good of their country, and we like to call them socialists. If only we had leaders here who worked for the good of our country.
While hard to imagine, Arpaio had deputies frame someone in a fake assassination plot by purchasing bomb parts and delivering them to the defendant. Equally hard to imagine is this person being in the senate of the United States government. Hard to imagine but not out of the question... hard to imagine, but in this country, completely believable.
Cops are almost never indicted, let alone convicted for their crimes. Less than 1% of cops who kill black people ever face 'justice' if it can legitimately be called 'justice'? Slager could have been sentenced to life in prison and instead only got 20 years. That's a victory for him !!!
As we always point our in our blog, history keeps things in perspective. It is important to keep historical happenings in mind when viewing current circumstances:
Nowhere is this more important than in the field of taxes. At the end of the 2nd World War, we had our highest tax rate. For those then making over $200,000, the same as making over $2,700,000 in 2017, the tax rate was 94%.
“We now live in a nation where doctors destroy health, lawyers destroy justice, universities destroy knowledge, governments destroy freedom, the press destroys information, religion destroys morals, and our banks destroy the economy.”
― Chris Hedges.
The extreme giveaway to the wealthy elite and corporations, along with tax increases for the middle class, will pollute our ground, air and water. The new budget will put more carbon into the air and put more profits into the hands of the polluters. It will produce major cuts to popular and important programs. It will cut the wind energy renewable energy tax credit by 40 percent. It can only be described as a budget farce.