Monday, July 04, 2011
There is a lot of good rhetoric in the Declaration of Independence.
But to me, this is the heart and soul of it:
... deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed ...The idea that justice flows not from the top down -- from god(s), kings, churches, etc. -- but from the bottom up, is the true genius of the Founders, no matter how much they ... and we ... have failed to live up to the ideal.
Congratulations! Now you can rightfully start running the country down, like the rest of Mercans!