Thursday, October 28, 2010

Context Counts

Broden, a (R) candidate in Texas:

Q: Are you implying that if a change at the ballot box can’t be made to your satisfaction you’re urging some violent uprising or overthrow of the government?

A:No, I’m not saying to my satisfaction at all. I’m saying that if in fact we have a government who becomes destructive to the end that the Founding Fathers identified within the Declaration and that has to deal with our liberties, our unalienable rights, those rights that are given to us by our Creator, if in fact government becomes destructive to that end it is the right of the governed to alter or abolish it and abolishment there means to change it, and change has to do with revolution.

The Declaration of Independence:

...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.

Those damned (R) people. What gives them the RIGHT to paraphrase the Declaration? Who in Hell do they think they ARE?

More at the link, and it is pointed commentary.

HT: Domine, Da Mihi

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