July 4, 2011

"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."

7 comments:

The Crack Emcee said...

Leave that shit to the wimps.

You did good, old dead white guys.

And Thanks.

Tim said...

Indeed so. Greatest Generation ever. We are blessed they were here.

edutcher said...

English translation:

Most people like their chains and it takes the exceptional ones to cast them off.

We often forget the Continental cause never had the support of more than a third of the people at any one time during that war.

And those that did support it with "their lives, their fortunes, their sacred honor" often lost the first two in that war.

But never the last.

PS What Tim said.

Big Mike said...

Somebody should have explained what this part of the Declaration means to the current incumbent of the White House. Also explained it to the people who voted for "hope" and "change."

Curious George said...

"Tim said...
Indeed so. Greatest Generation ever. We are blessed they were here."

Amen.

cold pizza said...

A toast to the cantakorous Founding Brothers! To James Madison, Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton and the quarrelsome committee that scrapped the Articles of Confederation and brought forth the greatest governing document in the history of mankind. Let the Great Experiment continue! -cp

mariner said...

edutcher,
We often forget the Continental cause never had the support of more than a third of the people at any one time during that war.

I wish more people would forget that -- it's revisionist history rather than historical fact.