SEARCH BLOG: DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE
There is a growing consensus among Americans that the current President of the United States and his administration do not represent the spirit or the letter of the Declaration of Independence or its companion and more critical document, the Constitution.
More than two centuries ago, "men of property and wealth" were willing to sacrifice all they had worked for to dedicate themselves to a new and higher ideal of government... a government of laws and rights for all under those laws. The fact that our current President of the United States takes umbrage with the fact that many of those men had been personally successful rather than obsequiously dependent on the largess of an absolute ruler shows the devolution of American politics over that time.
Americans are by and large a generous and forgiving people. They tend to let bygones be bygones and seek to find ways to improve the lot of the world. They believe in freedom and justice and rule of law rather than whims of politicians. It is only the latter that riles Americans to the point of declaring independence from those that would govern them. It is that basic fact that leaders such as the current President of the United States forget at their own peril.