Posted 2 years ago on Nov. 12, 2011, 9:51 a.m. EST by ZenDog
from South Burlington, VT
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So it has been said, and it is a position we must acknowledge and address, with honesty and a clear vision, to our past and what has surely been, as to the future, and all that we hope to accomplish.
Toward that end The Declaration of Independence lays out a clear path:
First we must articulate our grievances
Having done that, we must prove, both to ourselves and to the rest of humanity, that all attempts at finding a political solution have been completely exhausted.
Only then is it reasonable, logical, that we take up arms. We aren't there yet, and in fact it is unlikely that we will get to that point.
Should we find ourselves there at some point in the future, we will discover some challenges unique to this age - challenges that George, Thomas, and Ethan, did not have to contend with.
We saw those challenges in Libya. We saw them in Iran. We see them in Tibet and Syria.
From such stark facts we will not shrink.
Yet our system of government does provide mechanisms that should make such an eventuality unnecessary.
It is also true that even with these mechanisms some of us may yet still be lost, sacrificed in the effort to restore this nation and it's promise of equality and justice for all.
We know this to be true, because it has happened before, in Mississippi, in Alabama, and at Kent State.
WE are, and will remain, undaunted.