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    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,

    Hmmm.  There is more than a bit of passion, faith, and emotion in THAT sentiment assertion regarding the fundamental rationale for our government.  

    LOL That Universal Declaration of Human Rights you refer to is I assume the one penned in 1948 for The United Nations? First line of the Preamble:

    Whereas recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world,

    I respectfully suggest that the Preamble of the very document that you seem to revere was clearly inspired by the earlier document I cited which did not seek to divide emotion and reason, but rather, The Declaration of Independence eloquently respected and blended both aspects of our common humanity to present an argument for governance that has inspired millions, including the Declaration you seem to like.

    Medicare for ALL, now! Join the Movement Donations 4 Grayson

    by bkamr on Thu May 06, 2010 at 12:39:37 AM PDT

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