‘A Long Train of Abuses’

Check out this Article from AmericanThinker By Paul E. Scates

After over two centuries, the Declaration of Independence remains the most perfect instrument of human government ever devised by mankind. Its foundation (that our rights come from God, not men), its principles (that men only consent to be governed if their God-given rights and freedoms are protected by such government, and not diminished) are as applicable to our urban, post-modern technological society as they were in a rural, agrarian one.

But the Founders were prescient in their understanding of mankind. Ben Franklin’s warning to the woman who asked what kind of government had been created surmises their awareness of the tendencies of men: “A republic, madam… if you can keep it.” The Founders knew that government, not foreign powers, would be the biggest threat to the rights and freedoms of citizens.

So the Declaration states, “…whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these Ends, it the Right of the people to alter or abolish it.” They acknowledged man’s tendency to stick with the status quo, even in the face of assaults on their rights and freedoms: “…all Experience hath shown, that Mankind are more disposed to suffer, while Evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the Forms to which they are accustomed.” (Italics mine)

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You’d think that using Declaration of Independence in a search bar would actually take you right to it.. NO IT DOESNT! It takes you to “interpretations of it. THAT is absolutely appalling!!!

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