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.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Warning Labels

Did you know that Wilder Publications put a warning on our Founding Documents such as the Constitution, Declaration of Independence, and the Federalist Papers? The warning is as follows: "Copyright 2007 Wilder Publications. This book is a product of its time and does not reflect the same values as it would if it were written today. Parents might wish to discuss with their children how views on race, gender, sexuality, ethnicity, and interpersonal relations have changed since this book was written before allowing them to read this classic work. All rights reserved. Printed in the United States of America. No part of this book may be used or reproduced in any manner without written permission except for brief quotations for review purposes only. A & D Publishing, PO Box 3005, Radford VA 24143-3005;" I hope that you are as appalled as I am about a publisher feeling the need to put a disclaimer upon our Founding Documents. I hope that you will send a letter or e-mail to Wilder Productions to remind them about how and why our nation was created. You might remind them that the United States of America was founded on a brand new idea - the idea that people have rights. Those rights include: the right to life (including what one works for), the right to liberty, and the right to pursue happiness. The Founders had another idea when they created America - the idea that men and women are capable of governing themselves and that the only reason for government was to protect the rights of the people. Government has no authority to tell men what to do or how to live their lives or to take what belongs to one person to give to another. The only responsibility government has is to make sure that no person or group of people violates the rights of another person or group of people. Under the guidance of our Founders America became the most advanced nation on earth and its people the happiest and wealthiest. The United States is also the most compassionate nation on earth as well as the most moral. All of these conditions came about because this nation recognizes individual rights.

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