Apathy and the Declaration of Independence

Apathy is breaking democracies apart.  As in the quote, multinational corporations are now dictating policy.  Buying politicians to enact laws that benefit only them is not sustainable.  We need to be active and vigilant and aware of the entire political climate.  We need to remember that politicians only work for their next election…they cannot be trusted…ever.  I am encouraged by the occupy movement, but it is only one small step.  People need to rise up and take a stand…stop simply complaining about how things are and do something…believe in something.  Stop believing in the tired “trickle down economics”….it is a major fallacy.  One of the richest men on the planet doesn’t believe in it.

The founders of the United States of America got it right when they said in 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.

And we know that the founders were NOT apathetic!

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One response to “Apathy and the Declaration of Independence”

  1. bluebutlight says :

    Reblogged this on bluebutlight and commented:
    Democracy becomes an illusion.

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