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Reader Opinion: Vote out the bad seeds

If another opportunity arises we the people should act on the presumption of "our right and duty, to throw off such a government."

Stack of newspapers on a laptop computer.

Following is an excerpt from our own Declaration of Independence which was written and has withstood any attempts to hamper its meaning and intent for over 200 years,

"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 shown, 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. "

These are words penned during the session of our own Continental Congress back in 1775.

I believe thousands of Americans might miss an opportunity for a democratic solution to clean the majority of bad seeds in Congress out of office, especially after Jan 6, 2021. If another opportunity arises we the people should act on the presumption of "our right and duty, to throw off such a government."

Doug Francis

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Related Topics: U.S. CONGRESSJANUARY 6
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