Saturday Jul 04, 2009
We the People Redux
Here’s a repost from 2004 worth noting and comprehending. We are still the People.
In the Declaration of Independence, we read: “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.”
The ink that would soon turn blood red and now flowed black from Thomas Jefferson’s pen did not write: We hope these truths are obvious.
To its credit, there is not a single utterance of hope or any other passive word in this magical document that the Founding Fathers bestowed upon posterity.
Remember what the master from India said: “It is better to live in fulfillment than in hope.”
The Founding Fathers agreed.
I am still working on getting hope out of my daily verbal exchanges.
It is incredibly difficult to lose this word, and I thank for pointing this out to me and others.
Hope is a tough one to lose both emotionally and intellectually—but what choice do you have when you’re aware.
Obvious is another meaningless word that’s difficult to purge—but not impossible.
Control your self and you will be amazed at the possibilities.
What a great thing to close the topic in a nutshell. I really love that quote that you quoted in the last of your post.