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One simple error made by the Founders

It is my belief that there is one simple error made by the founders, written into the Declaration of Independence:

“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.–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.”

Should have read like this:

“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, Private Security and Arbitration Companies are instituted among men, deriving their Just Powers from their Market Share, –That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to abolish it, and to institute new Free Market Institutions, 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 should not be instituted; 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.–Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to abolish 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.”

The fact is, once the power to tax (read as take your money, at gunpoint), and the power to pass laws (read as tell you what you may or may not do, also at gunpoint) is granted to a small group of people, you have a de-facto oligarchy, and, at best, the fertile seed of Tyranny, no matter what legalistic restraints are put on this small group, no matter how this small group is selected. History vindicates this viewpoint.

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Updated: 07 Sep 2015 — 12:44:35

3 Comments

  1. Too bad that the principles within the Declaration of Independence were omitted from the Constitution. But of course the Constitution was by a herd of 56 men, many with agendas which surely rendered it less perfect. Then it was sent for ratification WITHOUT the Bill of Rights, but it wouldn’t fly until those were included as Amendments.

    1. Yes. I didn’t know that until I read it on this site. Thanks.
      Sadly, even the Bill of Rights only served to slow down the inevitable. The 1A, 2A, 4A and others are all highly compromised and/or violated on a regular basis by the state.

      1. Let’s face it; constitutions create governments… of Force… and all Yes indeed, and those Powers of Force is why every government has failed from Day 1. Our Founders surely did an admirable job, but if has failed yet again, it’s just not quite finished with it’s failure. No way to “get back to the Constitution”.

        states only part of the problem.

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