17 February 2014

Declaration of Independence, core preamble

After reading several articles earlier this morning that have emphasized even more to me just how abusive and corrupt the current government of Turkey is and left no about that the current direction of the Justice and Development Party (AKP) is toward an Islamic Republic of Turkey, I felt moved to post this part of the American Declaration of Independence and dedicate it to the freedom movement in Turkey.  Well, not just dedicate it, but offer it as a suggestion.  Under a Parliamentary system in which a vote a no confidence can be called at any time, the suggestion cannot even really be called "sedition", despite what the wannabe sultan Erdogan might think.

"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 to 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."

See also:

The Myth of Autocracy

by Nuray Mert


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