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Letter: Declaration of Interdependence

Fred Stewart
Grand Junction

Since it’s near the 4th of July, time to remember and be thankful for the cornerstones of our country. Everyone knows that the Declaration of Independence came before the Constitution and its most famous line is: “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.”

This is the premise of Constitution. The Constitution was designed to flesh out and protect these unalienable rights. By doing so, the document may be more appropriately called the Declaration of Interdependence. It says that forces that destroy or distort our interdependence is what we need to declare our independence from … like a king or a power that subjects or supplants those rights from our Creator.

Bible thumpers or constitutionalists that know the letter and not the spirit, kill the cause. Think of our favorite “no spin” guy, Bill O’Reilly and George Will, the wordy wonder. Both make the tail wag the dog. Let O’Reilly know that Jesus is alive, and let George Will know that we do not need a verbal tour of his posterior. Ergo to all their ilk. Set us free, and don’t pretend to represent a noble cause.


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