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. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.
Sadly, much of America would tell you that they are not proud of this country. I am very proud to be an American!
What they were pissed about was a tea tax, too. These guys were made of sterner stuff than we are today. The men who signed that document signed their death warrant should their rebellion fail.
Cab you imagine the current generation of micro-aggressed hipsters, snowflakes, unicortns and brew pub soy boys doing this? I think not.
Our generation better look in the mirror, especially if our idea of making a difference is to post comments that label an entire generation.
El Paso City Council and EPISD leadership don’t spend much time thinking about “the consent of the governed.” More like, how can we manipulate the governed, such that the voting public doesn’t know what is happening?