I got this off here, I thought you would all enjoy it. http://www.suite101.com/discussion.c...c/86589/749798
Date: February 4, 2003 11:33 PM
Subject: Vigilant blogger-patriot resists Anti-Americanism!
So I got a copy of another extremist "manifesto" today, this one by a bunch of anti-American idiotarians who just don't seem to understand the basic principles that our great country was founded upon. What this piece of Berkeley leftist idiocy needs is a good fisking!
We hold these truths to be self-evident
They're already off to a bad start. Leaving aside the fact that this bunch of clowns doesn't even identify who the "we" is, their entire premise is based on the idea that their opinions are "truths" that are "self-evident". "Because I say so" isn't sufficient evidence for anything. Typical liberal tactics.
that all men are created equal,
More multiculturalist bullshit. The fact of the matter is, everyone is not the same. Some people are superior to others, and it's just a fact of life that the inferior people never seem to stop whining about.
that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights,
Of course, this being a bunch that's half comprised of a bunch of godless atheists, they had to say "Creator", but we know what they mean. They're saying that everyone should have a bunch of special rights, just for being born.
that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.
Well, laaa dee da. These people wouldn't know what to do with "Liberty" if they had it. And people are entitled to "the pursuit of Happiness"? Is there some new, stronger stuff that they're smoking in Berkeley these days? Because the reality is, life can suck sometimes and you're going to just have to deal with it. You may even be — gasp! — unhappy sometimes. And there's no government entitlement that will save you from it.
That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.
This is the same logic that says that the FBI ought to ask terrorists for permission before they storm their hideouts. If you're an unlawful combatant, it doesn't matter that you didn't give "permission" to your government: They're gonna come kick your ass.
That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it,
More socialist tripe. Wankers of the world, unite! This says, basically, "if we don't like the government, we're just gonna make a new one!" Why not just accept that your views are a distinct minority, and that they're unpopular, and that it might be worth your while to figure out why, exactly, no one agrees with you. Hint: It's not because you're a far more advanced human being than they are.
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.
That's right, wish it all away. If the Government isn't doing its part to make sure that you're all comfy and happy, you ought to just ignore it and pretend it doesn't exist at all. And we wonder why kids today don't have any respect for our institutions?
Seems to me that instead of trotting out all these Manifestos and Declarations, this bunch of impossible-to-please malcontents might want to ask themselves why they're having such trouble accepting a system that seems to be working just fine for everyone else. The job of any true patriot is to support our country, especially in such tumultuous times. Maybe if they spent less time deciding that everything is the fault of the government, and more time realizing that they are the problem and the reason that they're unhappy, they'd be able to start "pursuing the happiness" that they feel they're so entitled to."