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Forum Post: The OWS Movement - Declaration of Independence

Posted 2 years ago on Nov. 13, 2011, 5:48 p.m. EST by arealpolitik (154)
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There are so many quotes that could apply to the OWS movement.

From Thomas Jefferson to John Adams.

Instead let us heed a quote that they ‘all’ agreed upon and the one upon which this country was founded.Let this be our answer to all those who dare say we do not have the right to protest...

The Declaration of Independence

“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 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.”

http://www.thejeffersontree.com/the-declaration-of-independence/

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[-] 1 points by arealpolitik (154) 2 years ago

Not abolish it, update it.

Fix the constitution by updating it with news rules that address laws for the people and not laws that make corporations richer.

Replace politicians with patriots by taking the money out of it. Abolish enrichment of any politician or political party or the people that work for them.

Disallow access by lobbyist. Let a percentage of taxes pay for all campaigns with no donations of any sort allowed.

Two terms maximum for any politician.

Control the banks by reducing them to local banks only. Break-up all super-banks.

Break up the corporate strangle-hold on small businesses. Those corporations that produce product overseas then control the distribution within the country.

Stop sending our money overseas. If you remove one Super WalMart that sells Chinese goods at unfair pricing, 300+ small businesses will take their place.

Change the tax laws to a flat tax so everyone pays their fair share with no corporate loopholes.

The list goes on and on... and without this movement it will continue.

I am for the 'Re-elect No-one' movement. Throw everyone out, change the rules and let the people elect their representatives. Not only the ones political parties give us to choose from.

Reduce the size of government by eliminating congress first... Let the representatives continue working their real jobs, living in their real homes, and let them cast their votes in front of the people, out in the open, not behind closed doors.

Sure, my answers are fragmented... but not as badly as this country.

[-] 1 points by April (3196) 2 years ago

Our government - do you wish to alter it or abolish it?

[-] 0 points by TIOUAISE (2526) 2 years ago

OWS is a quintessentially American movement. There can be no doubt that the Founding Fathers would be on our side.