NJ Demz Say "No" To Declaration....
blueoval at SGI.NET
Sun Oct 22 15:38:11 MDT 2000
At 02:25 PM 10/22/00 -0700, Stephen Frye wrote:
> >"'We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created
> equal, that they are endowed by their creator with certain inalienable
> 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.'
>You know, I think these are wonderful words, and I believe with all my
>heart they are God's own desire. But I have never been able to reconcile
>them with a nation that endorsed slavery for even one microsecond. And
>based on that, I believe there is hypocrisy in every one of us.
Good point, Stephen. However, nobody on this list endorses slavery
today. Secondly, the slaves were sold by their tribal leaders into slavery.
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