It seems certain individuals have willfully chosen to ignore the history of why this country was founded in the first place.
It also seems that these same people believe that they have unchecked power and can ignore the laws that govern this country without fear of accountability.
I would remind them that the flavor of accountability is most bitter and unpleasant which is why the majority of citizens tend to stay within the lawful framework provided to us all those years ago.
I would also remind them that certain individuals way back then also felt that they could rule on a whim without retribution.
I think we can all agree that their notions were forcibly and very publicly ,shall I say, Shot Down.
Word to the wise motherfuckers, entropy will fuck up the best laid plans.
"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."
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.
Shortly after this famous passage there was a list of "repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States"
This list is sounding more and more familiar, as if history is repeating its self.
On this, the anniversary of our Declaration of Independence, I would urge all American citizens to stop and think about how this country came about in the first place and to realize it is up to us to hold those elected representatives in government accountable for their actions.
It is well past time to start ladling out bitter and unpleasant doses of accountability by the bucket full.
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