I was reading through blogs and I hit on The Big Question at The Pocket Guru. He was talking about happiness which led to the famous quote, Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.
With all of the recent events of OWS (Occupy Wallstreet) and watching the police hurting the protesters, seeing people arrested for no apparent reason, and now they have passed this horrible violation of our rights as Americans that the military can detain you indefinitely and not even give you your day in court. I am appalled.
I Googled Liberty and found this definition,
The state of being free within society from oppressive restrictions imposed by authority on one's way of life... I don't know about you but it seems there is a whole lot of oppressing going on in our country.
I then looked up the Declaration of Independence and I dare say the government needs to look this up and read it again.
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.Hmmm... sounds pretty plain to me.
Most of the time people focus on the "pursuit of happiness" and some individuals throw back at us that yes you can pursue it but no guarantees of happiness. It is all well and good but it is kind of hard to pursue happiness if your liberty is being taken away.
I usually stay out of political discussions and I think there are people in the political arena that encourage people like me to do just that. They make it sound complicated and give people long explanations that don't seem to explain anything and make you feel stupid for even wanting to try and figure it out.
If you haven't read the Declaration of Independence recently if ever, I highly recommend that you do. Our country was founded on this document and it seems to me our liberties don't even exist anymore let alone the pursuit of happiness.
It is past time for you to wake up and smell the s**t that has not only hit the fan but has scattered all over everything.
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Thanks for sharing your thoughts.