The insidious Declaration of Independence

Thursday, December 08, 2005 at 09:27 AM

I was going to post this as a comment to a diary entry from Number 6, but that entry seems to have disappeared.

Just wanted to point out 2 things about our Declaration of Independence:

It specifically says "That to secure these rights [life, liberty, pursuit of happiness, etc], Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed..."  Notice that it doesn't say that government is derived from GOD.

There was an experiment years ago in which some people had the Declaration of Independence typed up on ordinary paper.  They took it to a supermarket parking lot as if it were a petition, and randomly asked people to sign it.  Almost all refused, and many got very angry at these commie/revolutionary ideas.