November 5, 2008

We Hold These Truths to be Self-Evident

On July 4, 1776, the original thirteen American colonies unanimously declared their independence from Great Britain, stating:

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.

President-Elect Barack Obama, and the Democratic Party, have every right to feel deep pride in the historic results of yesterday's election.  Whether you supported Barack Obama (52%) or instead supported John McCain (47%), whether you are happy or sad today, we should all remember this.  The above words are not the property of the Democratic Party nor are they the property of the Republican Party.  They are the words of the American People.

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Credits - 
       The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America, 1776
        Barack Obama, Democratic candidate for President, 2008
        John McCain, Republican candidate for President, 2008    

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