This country was founded on the two principles of truth and equality…..the base was the Declaration of Independence when it stated “We hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal……”
A little known Sociologists Harriet Martineau made an excellent observation…..
The US was established on the principle of equal rights
This right was granted to men only
Women were second class citizens
The Declarations of Independence bears no relation to half the human race
Then there are the slaves….they were not equal as well…..
About here there should be those that will say that when the DoI was signed it was a different time and should not be compared to today.
Yet truth is now, and has always been, an elusive commodity to corral. Indeed, the search for truth requires a firm commitment and tireless effort simply to catch a meager, fleeting glimpse, a glimpse that often blurs maddeningly under more rigorous inquiry. Nevertheless, with effort, the glimpses can pile-up like nuggets of gold, blessing the mind with sudden visions of clarity. Unfortunately, today in the United States the search for truth has been stifled exponentially by means of the abrupt insertion of vast fraudulent claims, launched like malicious missiles into the American narrative, all capable of momentarily bewildering even the clearest of minds.
Truth is the foundational element for mental, intellectual, and spiritual well-being. Unfortunately, truth is under assault as never before, but fortunately there is a remedy. The cure for lies is – and has always been – the truth, and those gallant people willing to stand-up and embrace it. Even Goebbels understood its overwhelming influence when he admitted, “The truth is the mortal enemy of the lie,” thus, as Orwell explained: “In a time of deceit telling the truth is a revolutionary act.”
We Americans overwhelmingly believe that the US was founded on ‘freedom and equality’…..
An overwhelming majority of American voters believe that the United States was founded on the ideals expressed in the Declaration of Independence, even if the country has at times failed to live up to those ideals, according to a new Just the News Daily Poll with Scott Rasmussen.
Seventy-nine percent of the respondents believe that the statement that the U.S. was “founded on the ideals of freedom and equality, though we have never fully lived up to those ideals” is more accurate than the belief that those founding ideals were a “lie.” founding.
A great divide…but is that because Americans have learned about the nation’s birth or just constant conditioning?
Let’s look at the Constitution…..
The American Constitution gives, and it takes away: it radically slows down the process of lawmaking, and it places major obstacles in the way of interfering with liberty. “Congress shall make no law”—so says the First Amendment—respecting the establishment of religion or the free exercise thereof; nor may Congress interfere with the freedom of the press, speech, assembly, or petition. As the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia once reminded us, “‘No law’ means ‘no law’.”
Have you heard the argument that the document was written in a time when things were different and have since changed?
Then it that is the case then why is the 2nd sacrosanct?
It was written in a different time and should not be interpreted as ‘set in stone’…..you know like slavery, etc…..
Just a few thoughts.
I Read, I Write, You Know
“lego ergo scribo”