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Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States of America

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Submitted by M. Tovey (United States), May 28, 2008 at 11:44

To discuss American politics with someone who has no compelling reason for understanding such things as the Declaration of Independence or the Constitution of the United States of America is somewhat like trying to discern the difference between the Hebrew Holy Scriptures and the Quran.

If one is not born to the freedoms and liberties found in the American society, then one cannot understand it when such things have their guarantees based on documents written by people desiring freedom to pursue life liberty and happiness, to worship as one sees appropriate, to have a brotherly relationship with people seeking the same things for themselves and their families. Such is the ideal of American society and no where else is it expressed so ideally than in the Declaration of Independence or the Constitution of the United States of America.

This is also what Americans are supposed to give up if expectations of foreign powers not so endeared to American liberties found in those documents, Biblically based by the way (no matter the liberal take to divorce such things from American government) are imposed in the United States. The imposition of such contravening ideologies like sharia law would require the revocation of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States of America, for they are representations of opposing positions. It is what will be forced if the direction we see things coming to, like the swearing in of Muslim representatives, or maybe even of potential presidential candidates.

There is speculation of allegiance of just such an individual, and where opinions have come and gone regarding Mr. Obama's position. Let us see where such one opinion lies:

Below are a few lines purportedly from Obama's books, in his own words:

From Dreams of My Father: 'I ceased to advertise my mother's race at the age of 12 or 13, when I began to suspect that by doing so I was ingratiating myself to whites.'

From Dreams of My Father: 'I found a solace in nursing a pervasive sense of grievance and animosity against my mothers race.'

From Dreams of My Father: 'There was something about him that made me wary, a little too sure of himself, maybe. And white.'

From Dreams of My Father: 'It remained necessary to prove which side you were on, to show your loyalty to the black masses, to strike out and name names.'

From Dreams of My Father: 'I never emulate white men and brown men whose fates didn't speak to my own. It was into my father's image, the black man, son of Africa, that I'd packed all the attributes I sought in myself, the attributes of Martin and Malcolm, DuBois and Mandela.'

From Audacity of Hope: 'I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.'

This reader has maintained that what a man is willing to reveal may or may not be everything we see from the outside, that whatever is inside remains private until it is so revealed. Let what is revealed by Mr. Obama be the persuasion one might seek to decide whether his direction for America is met in the spirit that was set by the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States of America, or if as he may perceive, the winds of change promoted by his democratic campaign take him in a direction not many Americans would be willing to concede is in the best interests of all.

Finally, to answer the specific question to which this response is directed regarding the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States of America, these are the founding documents of the American Republic, ordained under Almighty God by a people intent in providing a place for brotherhood and brotherly love to flourish, and to be protected by the blood of those who are willing to sacrifice their lives for its protection, for they are documents written in the blood spent for freedom.

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