“This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it. Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing government, they can exercise their constitutional right of amending it, or their revolutionary right to dismember or overthrow it.”~ Abraham Lincoln
“The most sensible and jealous people are so little attentive to government that there are no instances of resistance until repeated, multiplied oppressions have placed it beyond a doubt that their rulers had formed settled plans to deprive them of their liberties; not to oppress an individual or a few, but to break down the fences of a free constitution, and deprive the people at large of all share in the government, and all the checks by which it is limited.”~John Adams
“The sin of silence when they should protest makes cowards of men.”~ Abraham Lincoln
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That Abe Lincoln was one smart man! They sure don’t make ’em like they used to, do they?
don’t be taken in by clever quotes Know the actions of the men behind the quotes
Gary Leachman The language of this Amendment is older than the Constitution itself. On July 13, 1787, the Congress under the Articles of Confederation passed the ordinance creating the Northwest Territory (Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and Wisconsin), which provided: “There shall be neither slavery nor involuntary servitude in the said territory otherwise than in punishment of crimes, whereof the party shall have been duly convicted.” But a proviso required the return from the territory of fugitive slaves.
When, on January 13, 1865, a two-thirds vote was taken in the House of Representatives for proposing the Thirteenth Amendment “in honor of the immortal and sublime event” the House adjourned.
Congress had previously abolished slavery in the District of Columbia and in the Territories, had repealed the Fugitive Slave Law, and had given freedom to the Negroes who had served in the Union armies.
The HBO mini series John Adams is a MUST see.
I urge anyone who has not watched it to go and get it.
It is a thought provoking story of the birth and growing up of a nation and the sacrifices all involved endured.
The U.S. constitution speaks to and was designed as a stop gap against what is going on today in every corner of the world.
As a seasoned web wander with an obsession in truth and justice as it was, or rather as lead to believe it was I know there is much to be learned or discocered for the first time from the actions of those we were programmed to heed.
To my mind there can be no disputing we have been programmed and still are being programmed to follow the status quo
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