Deja vu….1776 – 2015
Based on what is happening with respect to the relationship between the American government and its people, this fictional conversation though set in the seventeen hundreds could well be taking place today…….and though the historical characters of Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson are alluded to they could easily be replaced by you and I.
Ben your totally nuts, we went through this once and there is no way we can rally the support of all the people in America again. Tom take a breath and step back and look at the big picture. We spent months writing that declaration based on the wrongs being inflicted on us by the King of Great Britain. Now are we going to accept the fact that the very same government we established, here in America, is committing many of the same injustices that the king inflicted. But Ben we can’t alter or abolish the very same government we established…can we? Tom you do understand what was meant by what we had written in that first paragraph of that Declaration of Independence, when we said……
“Governments are instituted among men,
driving 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 abolish it.”
Yes Ben I understand what was written but how does it apply today. Tom you just have to open your eyes to the abuses of our constitution inflicted by everyone from the President and our representatives on down to the federally appointed judges. From the constant attempts by the judiciary to reduce the influence of Christianity to its support of immorality. Even the very same Supreme Court we established to be the final word regarding the law has now begun to overrule states rights. So what you are saying Ben is that because the President acts unilaterally against the peoples wishes and he favors foreign governments and immigrants over this countries own people, and our representatives in Washington lie to us to gain power and then turn around when they are in office and ignore us we should act to change the government?
I believe with my whole heart what was written
and paid for in blood in our Deceleration of Independence
where it said…….
“But when a long train of abuses and usurpations…
it is ‘our’ right, it is ‘our’ duty to throw off such government.”