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Wednesday, October 20, 2004

I know Bush Doesn't read but...

Do you think George knows about American history or just thinks he is the history maker?

Before this election it's important to look back at our beginnings. When we do so we find that the path Bush has put upon us is certainly not the path intended for us in our earliest declaration.

Our respect in the world is at an all time low, and world respect is directly related to "our" respect for the rest of the world.
Thomas Jefferson saw this clearly.

IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776.

The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America,

When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation. Declaration of Independence
Our nation was founded on the idea that we would respect the opinions of the world - not thumb our noses at the rest of mankind.

It is important to look at the original Rough draft, as in doing so, one can't help but notice that the phrase "a decent respect to the opinions of mankind ..." was an original and unchanged thought - no revision was needed - it was clear to Jefferson, a respect to the world was needed for our nation to exist.

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Today, we need to ask ourselves:
"What makes George W Bush qualified to revise the thoughts and ideas of Jefferson and our founding fathers?"
The Answer for all should be simple - Bush is simply not qualified.
His actions suggest that he's never even read the document.

George You're Fired