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Declaration of Independence under review

From freewayblogger:

Washington DC: Key provisions of the U.S. Declaration of Independence are currently under review by the Bush administration, according to Attorney General Alberto Gonzales.

“We are studying the document with an open mind and absolute respect for the authors’ intent.” he announced today in a morning press conference. “Let me assure you that this President considers the Declaration of Independence to be the very bedrock of American democracy. However, given the seriousness of the threats facing our nation today, it would be a forfeiture of our duty not to reconsider some of its more outmoded provisions.”

Originally written and signed into law on July 4th, 1776, the Declaration of Independence has long been considered an untouchable “third rail” of American politics. According to Gonzales though, “9/11 changed all that…”

Read the rest here.

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March 25, 2006 - Posted by | Bush, First Amendment, Homeland Security, Intelligence, National Security, Terrorism

1 Comment »

  1. This makes me sick, but it’s typical. The declaration of Independence clearly calls for the overthrow of the current government as it has become abusive of the rights of it’s citizens.

    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

    Comment by Branedy | March 25, 2006 | Reply


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