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Fundamental Transformation

dan17 Wrote: Feb 13, 2013 8:34 AM
Open letter to President Obama: Please stop trying to fundamentally change my country. It makes me wonder how many classes on the Constitution you skipped in college. To fundamentally change something, one has to remove or destroy the foundation of the thing that is to be changed. As President, you are charged with upholding the Constitution of the United States of America. That would be the Constitution that sprang from the fundamental truths conceptualized in the Declaration of Independence, which just happens to be our founding document. This country was not founded on the principles of collectivism. Nor did the Founding Fathers elect a king in the person of the president. On the contrary, it was founded on the principal of individual
Ron781 Wrote: Feb 13, 2013 11:31 AM
I sure wish the voters would only agree with you.
dan17 Wrote: Feb 13, 2013 8:36 AM
individualism. You cannot have a successful community of citizens without individualism. If your individual liberty is not protected in a society, you are nothing more than a subject. Laws based on individual liberty protect us from each other, as well as a tyrannical government. The rule of law, rather than the rule of man is the key to a civil society; and that rule of law has to be based on our natural rights as human beings, rights that are unalienable, and not subject to the whims of whoever is in power at any given time.

However, we have to recognize that the innate awareness that gives us superiority over other species, is a gift from providence that bears with it a responsibility. A responsibility to treat each other as we would li
dan17 Wrote: Feb 13, 2013 8:37 AM
like to be treated ourselves.

The above principals, codified in the Constitution, are what the Founders were trying to achieve, thus giving us a chance to live unfettered by the threat of force, not only from our government, but our neighbor as well. And that is why I am a
committed Constitutionalist. That is why the only hope for America is to return to the basic principals outlined in our founding documents. And finally, that is why I have lowered the Stars and Stripes of Old Glory, and replaced it with
the original Gadsden flag of the revolution, that proclaims: "Don't tread on me!" I will return Old Glory to it's rightful place when my country regains it's moral compass. I fervently hope that it is not too late.

Book 15 of Ovid’s Metamorphoses contains a little synopsis of his epic, and of his Pythagorean philosophy: “nothing in all the world remains unchanged. All things are in a state of flux, all shapes receive a changing nature. Time itself glides on with constant motion, ever as a flowing river. Neither river nor the fleeting hour can stop its constant course. But, as each wave drives on a wave, as each is pressed by that which follows, and must press on that before it, so the moments fly, and others follow, so they are renewed. The moment which moved on before...