Friday, July 04, 2008

The Right to Revolution and Bush's Legacy






My best friend Paulette Revere, an honored member of the 101st Fighting Keyboards, wants us to recall that we have a remedy for a criminal government based in the Declaration of Independence, a beautiful document with an intention that could not be more clear.

"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.



...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 the separation...





known as the "right of revolution": that is, people have certain rights, and when a government violates these rights, the people have the right to "alter or abolish" that government.[17]

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.
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.
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."




The next section is a list of charges against King George which aim to demonstrate that he has violated the colonists' rights and is therefore unfit to be their ruler:
Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.
He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.
He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.
He has refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of Representation in the Legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only.
He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their public Records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures.


The list goes on and may be found in its entirety at:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Declaration_of_Independence

The fact is that the USA has a criminal government with neither the president or the vice president following the laws of the country and a criminally complicit news media and congress that have not held him or his family to account for over sixty years.

A criminal government with a placed president who has in turn placed two right wing members of a fundamentlist sect, Opus Dei, on the Supreme Court. These indivduals share a belief in misogyny and do not believe in the equality of humanity. Their appointments should both be revoked as criminal, given their choice of placement on the bench was made by a criminal.

The Declaration of Independence lays out the "right to revolution" in this instance and
legalizes the people of the United States to rise, and confront this president.
When will the people bring this war criminal and his gang to justice? Why not today, it would certainly set the tone for mr. bush's "legacy."