New entry in my Kilt blog 9/21/2011

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Old Fools Journal: Declaration of Independence Day

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.

I take this document seriously but I know that most people don't.  The part about "all men" is ignored and not believed by most Americans. "All" does not designate all white men, all american men, all christian men or all any kind of men. It just says all men.  I believe they meant men to mean humans. Not just those with a penis.

The constitution which is the Law of the Land was written to protect those rights for all men. It has been subverted to the protection of all white males within the United States who are heterosexual, christian, have many possessions (money) and/or know somebody.

The dictionary says all means
The whole number of (used in referring to individuals or particulars, taken collectively): as in all students.

That is pretty clear but I find few that believe it or practice it.  Especially the government which is us.

Happy fire cracker day. That and a day to wave flags is what it has become.  The concept that we do not need a king is lost.

By the way "a king" is included in "all men".


Gunnar Berg said...

Thanks for the refresher.

Ash said...

Sad but true

~ The Tuckerbag ~

stephanie said...

Like it.

And it's good to remember every now and then too, that most countries wouldn't even dream about putting "the pursuit of happiness" in their constitution.


Emmy said...

Happy Independence Day, OF :)

Ted said...

Old Friend I do believe in God ,with that said also When it comes to this country I believe equally in (E pluribus unum )This is our country.I personally understand an individual having his or her own beliefs.When I look at all the universe I can not help but to believe.But do not ask me to explain why.My belief is just past my comprehension of it all

Ted said...

The origin and meaning of E Pluribus Unum is "Out of Many, One" or as I like to put it: "We're all in this thing together."

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