Saturday, March 8, 2014

Crimean resolution I'd like to see

I'd love to see the legislature of the Crimea pass something like the following resolution and see what Obama has to say about it ...

"When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

We, the people of the Crimea, hold these truths to be self-evident, that all people 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  the people, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, --That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of 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."

The people of the Crimea want to hold a referendum to decide if remaining in the Ukraine is the course most likely to effect their safety and happiness.  Thomas Jefferson would understand, even if Barrack Obama seems to be reading King George III's lines in this version of the play

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