Sunday, April 09, 2006
I am PROUD to take my son to the national mall tomorrow. I will be there not to contest the equity of laws to come, but for him to "see" why this country is the greatest conceived by the mind of man. NOT created by a supernatural force; NEITHER organized to uphold the religious beliefs of some; NOT to impose the political beliefs of some on the rest of humanity. This colony of Great Britain was organized in the pursuit of profit, and to make a profit, one must produce something desirable to another, and through free trade, men gain the freedom to utilize their labor and skill for their own benefit, and it is only in their freedom to be that men are willing to defend their rights. THAT is why we fought the Revolutionary War: to exercise the unalienable rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, to create laws that come from the consent of the governed, to establish the justice of existing for our own happiness and not for the benefit of the state. This is the United States of America, a place where any man or woman, irrespective of their origins, geographic/financial/philosophical, can test their potential and by doing so, improve the lot of the rest.