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declaration of independenceOur country has been around a long time.  At least, in our minds it has.  The truth of the matter is that as civilizations go, we are a blip on the radar.

On the other hand, we have gone a long time as a “stable” country.  The last major upheaval could be considered the Civil War, now over 150 years ago.

That is quite some time to have passed without major change.

Major Change.  We’ll come back to that in a minute.

Our country was founded on freedom.  Freedom of religion.  Freedom of speech.  You know the drill.

Increasingly now, appointed judges and elected officials have passed laws that restrict our freedoms.

For example, today in Connecticut, the legislature attempted to pass a bill which would have dictated how the Catholic Church manages its finances.

How did the citizens of Connecticut respond?  By turning up at the Capital Building. 4,000 of them.

And the bill was withdrawn.

We see this type of action over and over.

Which brings us back to our starting point.

A remarkable amount of time has passed without Major Change.  Look at the history of our world. The modern history.  Look at countries that have changed their form of government in just our lifetimes.

Are we losing our freedoms bit by bit?  Oh yeah, you can say that again.  As we sit, fat, dumb and happy in front of the TV, we are giving up our rights.

Maybe it is time for Major Change.  If not, what type of government will we end up with?

More to come….


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