Moving on down through the Declaration of Independence:
Funny this would be the next part of our walk down through the Declaration of Independence would come at a time when California is in the news with protests against the State’s stance on being a sanctuary state.
That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends
What are “these ends?” Government is meant to protect Citizen’s unalienable Rights. When the government isn’t deriving their power from the governed and securing those rights, they are being destructive of these ends.
And what happens when they are not deriving their power from the governed and their unalienable rights are being violated?
it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government,
It almost seems as though the government has forgotten that the citizens – law abiding citizens of the United States – have this right. If we really understood this right, would we label the citizen’s of California protesters?
Think this through just a bit. If you own the company and you are telling everyone how you want the company run, and people are not following what you want done, and you fire them – are you a protester? No, you are “running a business.” Citizens of the United States are supposed to be running the country. It’s a bit difficult to imagine because there are so many citizens, but it really isn’t that hard to know what the majority want if we really pay attention.
One thing to keep in mind, these are rights of the American citizen, not the illegal aliens, nor the people in line to be a citizen. So the rights of a citizen usurp the right of a non-citizen. When states are handing out benefits and education to non-citizens BEFORE the citizens, these rights are most assuredly being violated, wouldn’t you think?
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
So the governed have the right to stand up and say, “NO! We do not feel safe, we are not happy, and our rights are being violated. We need to make a change.”
We need to be careful today and keep a finger on the pulse of the majority. With media, it’s easy to think a small few are really a large portion. It’s also very easy to feel as though our opinions are the right ones, when they may not be.
Honestly, I’m not sure how this would really play out today. I’m sure it was much easier when there were only about 2.5 million people in 13 states.