05 October 2009

An Overdue Review-

"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."

1 comment:

cj said...

I had reason to ask one of our student workers the other day how well he knew the Constitution. This is a sophomore level student at a university, majoring in Criminal Justice. His response? He said he knew almost nothing about it.

Yes, I know you're quoting the Declaration but my point is the same for both founding documents - people are not being taught the most basic tenets of our foundation. We are suffering the fallout from it.