Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Constitutional Equality

Rand Paul and Ted Cruz and the rest of these morons are really missing the point of our constitution and the intention of the founding of the United States.

Our Declaration of Independence stated it very well when Thomas Jefferson, and others, wrote: "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."

Like most people who have ideals, this nation has constantly failed to live up to these ideals.  The nation was born into genocide and slavery, fought an unconstitutional war to eliminate slavery, has dealt with segregation, discrimination, prejudice, intolerance, hatred, all institutions based on the ideals of superiority instead of our original stated intent of equality.

Over the centuries this nation has constantly moved towards the ideal of equality our Founding Fathers envisioned.  That is how it should be.

Yes, the circular logic applying the Separation of Church and State is flawed.  There is no foundation for a majority intent for such a Wall when States had State sponsored religions.  We accept this Unconstitutional Wall because the majority believe in equality.

Yes, Abraham Lincoln was a tyrant who suspended the Constitutional and fought an Unconstitutional War to end legalized slavery in the United States.  We support and supported that decision because the majority believe in equality.

In 1964 over half the Democrats and 3 Republicans voted against the Civil Rights Act, but, that act passed and Lyndon Johnson signed it (under duress) because the majority believe in equality.

Yes, we have also elected horrible presidents, like Andrew Jackson, who acted out their genocidal fantasies causing the deaths of thousands, if not millions.  Yes, we have enacted horrible discriminatory laws which destroyed thousands, if not millions.  Yes, the United States is directly responsible for at least two genocides that have killed millions of ethnic peoples.

Time and time again, the majority has eventually rejected these behaviors and the majority has supported actions which have supported the legal equality of all peoples.

It is true we do not always live up to our ideals and this is evident in the political popularity of closed minded bigots and the glorification of genocidal president Andrew Jackson on the $20.

I have faith in the people of the United States because, while we have a history of genocide and discrimination, we have a long history of the majority supporting the belief that all people are created equal.

I believe God wants equality.  I believe God wants us to treat others as we treat ourselves, to love others as we love ourselves and as long as the majority of the people of this nation continue to move to support the ideal of equality, I believe God will protect us.

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