Do Americans Need to Ratify a New "Declaration of Independence"?

@mythociate (13376)
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
December 21, 2012 10:54pm CST
I think so---so that we can think of this land as 'our land' again (rather than as 'the land' that we still have to BUY if we want to call it "ours"). Independence is not "given," it is TAKEN (whether someone else "lets" you take it or not); agree? (Why or Why not?)
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@debrakcarey (19925)
• United States
22 Dec 12
As Adoniah points out, I worry about what we'll get if we scap this mess and try to start over. I mean, since 50% of the people 'elected' what we have now...and neither side can seem to agree within their respective parties, that tells me we are in deep doo doo, without a paddle so to speak.
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• United States
23 Dec 12
It's quite likely far more than 52% would have elected Obama had it not been for the republican cheating and voter suppression. Just face it, you are in the majority.
• United States
23 Dec 12
Oops. I meant you are in the minority.
@Adoniah (7523)
• United States
22 Dec 12
There was a post on this subject the other day...I do not want to see anyone come up with a New Declaration of Independence. There is no telling who would end up in control of this country if that was done. People need to pay attention to what is going on around them. Most Americans still think that this is a White Christian country...IT IS NOT. Through careful manipulation by making up new names for groups of people like "latinos" people do not realize that Whites are a minority as are christian. Of course Jews always have been... We need some strong moral folks to stand up and demand that the idiots that we have elected stop destroying our country and close our borders...NO other country does what we are doing except Israel. Soon they will be in as much trouble as we are.
@mythociate (13376)
• Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
23 Dec 12
Oh, the people with control of this country will be the same people they always have been---the people who can convince the most other people to let them use their stuff ('convincing' which usually takes place through the threat of massacre or poverty, but can also take place through 'firm oratory'-etc. ... words that change others' thinking that changes their actions that change the actions' effects that cause different reactions) For instance, the 'Sandy Hook'-massacre: Alanza's action was a reaction to the effect of an action caused by a thinking that was caused by words ... but has anybody asked which words caused which thinking caused which action which effect? No! We primates are too busy processing the effects of HIS reaction and deciding how WE should react to even CARE about him!
• United States
23 Dec 12
Perhaps we need to declare ourselves independent from the grip the 1% have on us.
@mythociate (13376)
• Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
23 Dec 12
That, or we need to appreciate what the 1% do to keep this 'Big Wheel Keepin` On Toinin`" (Creedence Clearwater Revival), so that maybe they will share of their abundance more extravagantly
• United States
23 Dec 12
I sure hope you are not referring to the mythical "trickle down".
@mythociate (13376)
• Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
23 Dec 12
It may be a myth, but it's not "mythical!" If the pot of gold at the top of the mountain is full to overflowing and is being added-to more-&-more, some of the overflowing gold will 'trickle down' to the mountainside. It's true that rich guys hire rich lawyers to keep their money from trickling too far down, but nothing can contain ALL the gold!
@flowerchilde (12520)
• United States
23 Dec 12
I do agree, but both weaponry and technology is so advanced, the common person or persons, no matter how large the group, do not stand a chance! They can be located and what not, with no problem and out powered so very easily. As a matter of fact, I believe there is few things standing between us all and government oppression, likely global. Especially as many people seem to think of government as the answer and solution to problems rather than a very large contributor to most problems nations and the planet has!
@mythociate (13376)
• Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
13 Jan 13
Maybe you're seeing 'the people who make things possible taking more credit than they actually earn' as "oppression," but it's just the nature of humanity. All the past Presidents left a pile of 'credit' in the office, and only one man (at a time) can 'scoop it up'!