Is freedom really so repulsive? Is the Declaration of Independence really obsolete? I may be old fashioned but it makes good sense to me."We do not merely destroy our enemies; we change them."
― George Orwell, 1984
"God bless the America we are trying to create." Hillary Clinton
"We are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America." - Barack Obama, October 30, 2008
Preamble to the U.S. Declaration of Independence, 1776
Are those like Alexis de Tocqueville really so misguided that they need to be reeducated by secular progressive experts dedicated to the transformation of America and the loss of the American soul? Does what he wrote really seem so absurd to you? Are you willing to defend Hillary and Obama’s dream of the transformation of America into statist slavery? I’d like to read on what basis you prefer to live under statist slavery as opposed to freedom?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 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.
Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object, evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.
“Democracy extends the sphere of individual freedom, socialism restricts it. Democracy attaches all possible value to each man; socialism makes each man a mere agent, a mere number. Democracy and socialism have nothing in common but one word: equality. But notice the difference: while democracy seeks equality in liberty, socialism seeks equality in restraint and servitude.”
― Alexis de Tocqueville
“Society will develop a new kind of servitude which covers the surface of society with a network of complicated rules, through which the most original minds and the most energetic characters cannot penetrate. It does not tyrannise but it compresses, enervates, extinguishes, and stupefies a people, till each nation is reduced to nothing better than a flock of timid and industrious animals, of which the government is the shepherd.”
― Alexis de Tocqueville