Friday, April 16, 2010

Yes Mr. Bill Clinton: Words Do Matter!!!

Ex-president "Bill" Clinton has very recently stated, in effect, that "words do matter" and that they can lead to violence. I agree! The following words come to my mind.
1. "Give me liberty or death!!"
2. "If this be treason, make the most of it!"
3. "When, in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the laws of nature and of nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation. ...".
4. "Don't fire until you see the whites of their eyes!"

These 1770s words might be as applicable today as then. It would take very little to adapt the Declaration Of Independence to fit the true nature of too much of the Federal government of this era. The distance between the patriots of our first revolution and the government they opposed was in terms of sea-miles; The distance between our patriot-citizens of today and the government they oppose is measured in terms of concepts, power and arrogance.

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