Sunday, July 05, 2009

What Happened To The Signers Of The Declaration Of Independence

One more post this 4th of July weekend. It seems many in today's world view freedom as being able to do whatever they want. Often at the expense of others. And does so without concern or conscience.

"For the support of this Declaration, with firm reliance on the protection of the Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other, our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor."

Maybe it's time for society to dust off the Declaration of Independence and make a new declaration to rid ourselves of the likes of Goldman Sachs as it pays the largest bonuses in its history. This after being bailed out by Americans with no health insurance and no jobs. And needing that bailout because of its complete lack of regard for society and the ideals expressed in our Declaration of Independence. That is, if the neoliberal economic policies they paid government so handsomely to create doesn't actually finish them off first.

Is this really democracy? What would Thomas Jefferson or Thomas Paine think?
posted by TimingLogic at 2:18 PM