2. The writers of the Constitution and Declaration would definitely disagree with you there, but then, your opinion matters as much as theirs (in your opinion, of course).
3. There is no conflict of ideology, just a conflict between your interpretation and everyone else's.
Can't we just turn Congress off and then turn it back on again?
I don't walk around scared that someone's going to attack me... do you?
I'm asking this because I can understand people behaving in a fearful way if there's danger always lurking around each and every corner (like Somalia). But, the vast majority of Americans live in extremely violence free environments (comparatively speaking), so the message of "be ready to kill!" seems grossly overblown to me.
Hell, I grew up in Brooklyn during the height of the crack epidemic. It was absolutely crazy. So from my lens, all of this fear looks extreme to me.
A man without fear is a fool, a man that succumbs to his fear is a coward and a brave man acknowledges fear yet presses on.
You don't get taken to trial if you are a threat to a police officer or especially the general public. You will be killed.
Then you do NOT believe in this nations independence....That you said you did was a lie.
"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.--"
Declaration of Independence - Text Transcript
un•al•ien•a•ble (ɪnˈeɪl yə nə bəl, -ˈeɪ li ə-)
not alienable; not transferable to another or capable of being repudiated.
unalienable - definition of unalienable by The Free Dictionary
IOW, The founders believed that we as a people, in fact all of mankind period were endowed by "Natural Rights"....Rights that government can not take away, because they didn't grant them....
You just destroyed your own entire argument....Thanks.
*drops mic, and leaves the stage*
Americans are so enamored of equality that they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.
Alexis de Tocqueville