Friday, September 25, 2009

The Philosophy of Liberty Video

I am going into an intense weekend and a full week after that. But here is something to think about until I post again: The Philosophy of Liberty from our own Retake Congress YouTube site. And the music is great, too!

"Everything you need to know about life, liberty, property, ethics, human interaction, commerce, trade, and government wrapped in one nice little 8 minute presentation."

"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 to 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." --Declaration of Independence, 1776


ChristineMM said...

Loved this. Thanks for posting it.

Activities Coordinator said...

True story. Butterfly has taken it upon herself to memorize the Declaration of Independence. Thinking it might easier to memorize if she understood it, I had her read it section by section and tell me what she thought it meant. So, she reads, "He has erected a multitude of new offices, and sent hither swarms of officers to harass our people, and eat out their substance."
(Thoughtful pause.)
"Is that like Czars?"

Elisheva Hannah Levin said...

Christine: Thanks! I love it too! I had been looking for it and then found it on our own site! (Old age creeping in?)

AC: I love the story. Out of the mouth's of babes!