I'm sure that the, "all white southerners are boogeymen", crowd wants to think it's a, "celebration", and I'm sure that's why the media article labeled it as such, but I'm bettin' that it's far from reality.
The Declaration of Independence declares this right to revolution, another mark in the long history of the right to revolution.Or if it is on a much grander scale, it is the rightful power and duty of the People at large to scrap the government and construct for themselves a new government better beholden to their rights and liberties. It's a reminder.
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.
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I would call that a celebration. YMMV.The events include a “secession ball” in the former slave port of Charleston (“a joyous night of music, dancing, food and drink,” says the invitation), which will be replicated on a smaller scale in other cities.
Originally Posted by Jerry
I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality. - MLK
The disastrous part of it all, in modern times, is that the federal government is too strong relative to the States.
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