Monday, February 18, 2013
Ideals of Self Government
We are still on the path from Declaration to Constitution to building a Free Nation of free people with equal opprotunity to contribut to the achievement of the ideal Human Community.
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.
If any man is hungry, or homeless, or ill, or ignorant, it is self-evident that he has NO unalienable right to life. Any Society that fails to provide the protection of life for all of its citizens, fails to provide Liberty for the desparate . It allows the Pursuit of Happiness only for a select few and permits wage-slavery to be the fact for the many.
The Declaration of Independency from Despotic Rulers and the War of Revolution to fulfil the promise of that Declaration lead to a Government with a commetment to
" promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posteity"
The Founding Fathers did not incorporate the ideals of the Declaration into the Government our Federal Republic but it did institute a promise to seek a more perfect Union. We have come a ways but we have yet a ways to go. Let us hope we will not be bound to our past. Let us hope to move to a more democratic future with equality.