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This piece was originally written prior to the “Quiet Revolution” brought to America by Barak Obama. However, the work is not yet done as the heart and spirit that was once America still seems to be missing from all levels of government.

 

While the promise our new President brings is tremendous, the leadership and government at the local, more “approachable” levels (governors, senators, congressmen, assemblyman, local council people, etc) still seems more founded upon the entitlement of a priveldged few rather than a consensus of the people and by the people. We have long suffered the “evils” to which this form of government has devolved, and now, as did our forefathers 223 years ago, we must “right (our)selves by abolishing the forms (of government) to which (we) are accustomed.”

 

As such, the call once again goes out to all the world, and especially to those of us who call ourselves Americans!

 

Is it possible to read this precious document, consider the current state of our government and not think that is time to once again declare our independence? We have let these great words sink to the back of our minds and be taken for granted, if not almost completely forgotten.

 

Reawken that spirit of America that is dormant within each of us! Amazingly, their words of 236 years ago are as applicable now to all that we endure from our own governing bodies as they were back then from a foreign empire.

 

Give it some thought, especially the revised component highlighted in blue, and tell me whether or not our governing bodies might need a little “sprucing up”.

 

Capturing the American Spirit

Capturing the American Spirit

 

 

Re-Declaration of Independence

ON THE INTERNET, July 4, 2009.

 

The unanimous ReDeclaration of the fifty united States of America,

When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to reinvention.

 

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all People 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 its citizens, 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. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.–Such has been the patient sufferance of the People; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present political powers is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of a ruling class of government over these People. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.

 

The vision upon which this country was founded has long faded into a faint remembrance, called upon only to serve one’s self-interests rather than the vision itself.

 

The divisiveness of this country has reduced the governing bodies to squabbling battle lines of we vs. they, all the while forgetting about u.s.

 

We the people, the founders of democracy, no longer carry that light by which to inspire and lead the world, but rather embark to secure short-term selfish interests, invoking no such inspirations.

 

The promotion of ideas and ideals that can lead and inspire has devolved into debates over issues and opinions.

 

The principles, ethics and character that once guided this country have been replaced by personalities, sound bites, and superficial image.

 

No longer can one afford to become a governing leader, for the entry fee is no longer a passion to hold or inspire a vision for something better or different, but rather an unaffordable ransom of advertising and marketing costs.

 

The honor of serving this country by representing its citizens has devolved into a neglected entitlement, those in power often ruling over their small fiefdoms for a lifetime.

 

The guiding principle of this country is no longer a vision of something greater, but rather a short-term need, one that often sabotages and contradicts all that the vision is and was built upon.

 

Our imagination, ideas and vision once led the world, now it is our fear, power and military might – all true signs of a weakening country fighting its decline, rather than embracing its reinvention.

 

We the People have become uninspired masses, often feeling removed, frustrated and unable to affect those bodies which govern us.

 

We have warned them from time to time of attempts by their short-sightedness to continue on this path of divisiveness and lack of vision. We have reminded them that we the People are capable of amazing miracles if just entrusted with a chance. We have appealed to their common sense to free themselves of their current path of decline and selfishness. They too have been deaf to the voice of passion and reason. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces our Reinvention, and hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, partners in possibility, in Peace Champions.

 

We, therefore, the People of the united States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these United Colonies are, and of Right ought to be a ReInvented Nation; Absolved from all Allegiance to past democratic beliefs, and that all political connection between them and the future, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy new ideas, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do. And for the support of this ReDeclaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.

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