Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Abuses and Usurpations

"Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shown, 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."

-The Declaration of Independence


  1. What can we say to improve upon that? Such words need only to be remembered and repeated often. Only action will honor them. We must live free or we squander the greatest gift a people can leave their children.


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