All Americans know this part ...
"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 ....
Most Americans know this part …
"--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.
A few Americans know this part …
"Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed.
But politicians fear those Americans who know this part ….
"But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security."
Read The Declaration of Independence for the hundredth time or the first time. It is a powerful document and still valuable today.
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Ballot access reform just took another step forward in North Carolina. The House Elections and Ethics Law Committee today approved a bill to lower the signature requirements for a “new” party and independent candidates to get on the statewide ballot.
This is the first time in recent NC history that a ballot access bill has passed one house of the legislature and a committee in the other house.
The vote in committee was 15-8 in favor of SB 656 Voter Freedom Act. There were Republicans and Democrats on both sides of the vote.
The bill could appear on the House calendar on short notice, as early as tomorrow.
So now is the time to call your local representative – and Speaker Tim Moore. Tell the speaker you want to bill to go to the House floor for a vote, and urge your rep to vote for it.
See this earlier post for talking points and a bill summary.
The latest edition of the bill includes a provision to allow a political party to participate in NC's presidential primary if it had a presidential candidate on the ballot in 40 states in the previous presidential election.
North Carolina has a long and proud history of controversial speech. Our Halifax Resolves, Mecklenburg Declaration, and Liberty Point Resolves laid out the concept of an independent America long before Jefferson’s famous Declaration. North Carolina Quakers included determined and vocal abolitionists in the early 1800s. Even today, communities across our state come together in advocating inclusion and equality.Read more