A Nation Divided: The Majority of Americans Believe Its Time to Make it Official, by Mike Nichols

A reasonably amicable divorce will be far better than continuing division, antipathy, and strife. From Mike Nichols at genzconservative.com:

“When, in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume, among the powers of earth, the separate and equal station to which the laws of nature and of nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

“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.”

The opening paragraphs of the Declaration of Independence are universally familiar. Those great words began the separation of an oppressed people from a totalitarian regime. It was the beginning of the United States of America; our republic threw off its colonial shackles and declared itself independent of England.

Such words, however, have not been used since. Perhaps it is time they were.

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