|Posted on July 4, 2010 at 2:45 PM|
"The American Revolution was a beginning, not a consummation." ~Woodrow Wilson
New America Declaration
July 4th, 2010
We believe that the founding fathers formed a firmament that divided the world between light and darkness. The Free were promised in prepetuity unalienable rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. A government was established whose sole and sacred duty was to protect these rights from assault. Over centuries the Nation was reborn; enduring a Civil War shedding the blood of brothers to universally guarantee such sacrosanct rights. Two World Wars were fought at a cost of millions of our sons to extend and protect such rights for citizens of other Nations.
Now a ceaseless, invisible and silent war has flung the founding fathers firmaments asunder; a perpetual wave has eroded the solid banks of the principles established by them. The Ship of State has run off course without a captain; aimlessly navigating the waters and stranding the sacred rights of its Citizens. No longer are Citizens of this Nation or the world guaranteed the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. A modern form of slavery has arisen that guarantees life for many without happiness and the misery of dreams deferred and unrealizable. The founding fathers greatest dream has turned into a nightmare of a Government now established that organizes its powers in such form as to most efficiently assail our safety and happiness.
Note: This is a work in progress. I want to hear feedback before I write the concluding section and call to actions. This was inspired by continuing conversations with my good friend Auren Hoffman about Start Up Nations and a dinner hosted by the amazing chef Michael Hebb by the Frank Lloyd Wrights Marden House at the home of AOL co-founder Jim Kimsey at Summit DC 2010. We were asked to reimagine the Declaration of Independence anew and this is the what I presented with final edits done today on the birthday of my amazing country America. America has always been to be the single greatest idea ever invented and one that we must constantly diligently protect, spread and give ever more energy and vigor to so that freedoms flame will burn anew for everyone here and everywhere. I was inspired by many at the dinner to begin sharing this with more people. I hope to receive comments that I can then finalize as a new declaration. There is much work for my generation to do and think we need new and organized collective efforts to reimagine America and the American idea. I plan on organizing a meetup around this very idea and invite anyone interested in participating to contact me.
"This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave." ~Elmer Davis