241 years ago today we declared our independence from the UK……
It started with radicals and we have remained so….some do not believe it and some think that we should crawl into some sort of conserv bubble and let things progress…..for at least 50 years conservs have wanted to legislate and when they get the chance they cannot find their butts with both hands and a flashlight.
A historian reminds us that to truly “make America great again” we must enhance freedom, equality and democracy, not diminish them.
Listen closely. Listen closely to Thomas Paine’s argument in Common Sense that “[w]e have it in our power to begin the world over again;” to Thomas Jefferson’s phrases in the Declaration: “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;” to the framers’ first three words of the preamble to the Constitution, “We the People.”
Listen well. Listen well to Abraham Lincoln speaking at Gettysburg in 1863: “[T]hat this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom; and that government of the people, by the people, for the people shall not perish from the earth;” to Franklin Roosevelt calling on Americans in 1941 to secure “Freedom of speech and expression… Freedom of worship… Freedom from want… Freedom from fear;” and to Martin Luther King Jr. sermonizing on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in 1963: “I have a dream today. I have a dream that one day…”
A few thoughts on this day of days……
Conservs will not see it this way for they are all “patriots”and “Patriots” are not radicals….see what happens when you ignore history?