As I promised in my last post, I would devote the next few posts on this heroic document. A document almost forgotten, but one that speaks from the heart of our true natures. You may find a link to a copy of this document to check it out for yourself. It is the top listing on my blogroll to the right. Here is my first subject to cover in this hallowed document, and I will devote several posts towards this one passage:
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.
Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Life without liberty isn’t living; and how much liberty do we really have anymore? Our cellphones can be listened to without our consent or knowledge, or even with judicial oversight or reason. Your emails. text messages, are read (after all, when has our government refused to abuse any privilige it has granted itself?). If you have OnStar you can be listened to without your knowledge, consent, or with prior cause. If you have a home security system, prepare to have your privacy invaded.
In the name of the Old Testament Christians, the ones who only understand hate, we have laws against the freedom to ingest into our body unapproved substances. Laws dictating what you may digest or similarly consume is a grevious blasphemy against liberty. No free nation would have laws prohibiting anyone from performing an act in which the only person harmed is the person comitting the act. You know, victimless crimes. Consensual crimes. Crimes such as prostitution, (certain) drug prohibitions, BASE jumping, etc., the list goes on and on. These laws should all be abolished in a free society. But, we aren’t that free are we.
Without liberty, how can you pursue your happiness? While government shouldn’t grant you happiness, it should at least get the hell out of our way. Yea, I smoke weed. You have a beer. Johnny’s got smack. Suzie has a cigarette. Which one’s kill the most people? Which ones are legal? But you consent to these laws. Why, because we’ve all been raised to be pussies. But, pussies are for fucking, you say. And boy does the government fuck us each and every one. Hope that makes you happy.
Our government has, at each and every available opportunity in it’s history, lept for power like a crack-head for a rock. Power over us. Despot type powers. Oh yeah, Big Brother was here long before 1984. Only now, the coke smuggling, gun running financed intelligence branches, (c’mon, don’t you remember what the whole Iran-Contra: Money for drugs for guns thing with North and Reagan and all the rest of that periods bastards publically admitted. So don’t tell me the CIA isn’t the best terrorist organization.) have gotten much better with technology to become even more of a dictator than even Hitler.
Oh yeah, we are such a free country that we have a “president” who believes that not only should the citizens have no right to review his “war on freedom” but no judge should look it over either. I say Bush is for fucking. And he has profited mightily from the fucking as well. There have been so many instances where that asshole has been caught with his hand in the cookie jar by making legislation that enriches him and his friends wealthier, and you poorer, that it truly boggles the mind. Gee, what does this asshole have to hide. My guess is one huge, smell pile of shit. Hey, if I’ve learned one thing in life, it’s that when you see an asshole, shit ain’t far away. And he’s one giant fucking asshole.
The “Patriot Act” wasn’t very patriotic, was it? Not when you look at the very first topic I covered in this wonderful definition of a free world; The Declaration of Independence. Legislation which allows for widespread abuse of wiretapping; not for the supposed terrorists, but for drug dealers. You know, the ones that threaten our governmental drug cartel, or else the ones that aren’t white and priviliged. “The Military Commissions Act of 2006”, the proper name of the “Anti-terror bill”, provided for legalized torture, the abolishment of Habeus Corpus, the building of concentration camps; all the lovely niceties of a Nazi America. I though my grand-dad had helped whup their asses, but I guess the media mislead us there as well.
I didn’t read the “Patriot Act”. I was still too brainwashed to concern myself with such investigations, but I did read “The Military Commissions Act of 2006”, and I was appalled. It was horrible legislation that was reminiscent of the Nazi Germany I had read of in History. It conferred all powers to George Bush and Donald Rumsfeld and their persoanl appointees. Nothing vague about it. It was a legislative coup against the people of the United States. And we didn’t even put up a fight. We cheered our defeat as a victory for freedom. Freedom to do what? Be a good lil bitch for those traitors. Give me a break.
Rev. Jim Lunsford
First Cannabist Church
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