04 July 2011

Happy Independence Day

... aka "The Day of the Dissolution of Political Bands," aka "Telling Despots to Shove Their Crowns Where the Sun Don't Shine Day."

Please note this is not the anniversary of the establishment of a new American government. It is the anniversary of telling the old one its involvement is no longer desired.

Everyone knows how the "We hold these truths..." part goes. But the next sentence should not be lightly overlooked:
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.

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