Monday, July 3, 2023

Day's Of Independence.

 Being a Native American Man of mixed Heritage these words bring to me thoughts and feelings that I'm sure the founding fathers of The United States did not originally intend.  The Preamble of 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 shown 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.

I am of mixed Native American Blood, I am Irish of an old Celtic clan, and I wonder if, when these words where written, the authors of such debate understood fully the future that would be Their Wrath?

Tomorrow is the 4th of July, it is Independence Day.  To what glory shall there be independence to?

Peace and Balance,


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