April 13, 2006
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Constitution, Declaration of Independence and Other Great Documents
of American History, 1775-1865 (Paperback)
For patriotic Americans, the Constitution and Declaration of Independence are our political Bible. If the Bible were the basis of our government, we wouldn't have needed a Constitution and a Declaration of Independence, right?
After all, the monarchies of Europe, including the one the colonists rebelled against, were cemented in the fixed universe of pre-enlightenment Deified hierarchy, including royal lineage.
At times like these, as the anti-Constitutional madmen in the White House, stand, perhaps, on the precipice of starting WW III by nuking Iran, we felt a bit of comfort in returning to the documents that founded this country as a land of freedom, liberty, equality and laws.
Our laws were not set up by any religious order, or by a deranged, egomaniacal man who declares -- like a French monarch -- "Je Suis le Droit," (I am the law). They were constructed in revolutionary language and concepts to create a balance of government invested with its power by the people of the United States of America.
For far too many years, we have been spoon fed distorted, Disneyesque visions of "patriotism," which was just the hypocritical pablum of power-hungry right wing zealots.
So BuzzFlash decided to offer its readers a chance to return to our real national birth certificates, the American Constitution and the Declaration of Independence.
This Dover edition also includes the Gettysburg Address, the Emancipation Proclamation and several other key documents to our standing as a free nation.
The founding of America was indeed a revolutionary act, as was our evolution into an invigorating democracy. We should not let the Busheviks banish our heritage as a free nation, founded upon the scales of justice, to the ash heap of history.
These documents are the Bible of our democracy. Hold onto them tight. They belong to you. In times like these, they are a comfort.