July 4th 2006: The state of US democracy 230 years after the American Revolution
Below are words to remember even though they would be considered treasonous by the current US government if citizens rose up for a new revolution. Thomas Jefferson stated that there should be a revolution every so many years to keep the government in check. How far do you think we'd get today for practicing one of the fundamental ideals of American Democracy?
"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."