Occupy Anthem?

Like ’em or not, this seems to capture the essence of the Occupy movement’s manifesto:

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  1. “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 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…

    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.”

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    We no longer have a government that derives its powers from the governed, nor one that cares whether its powers are just and Constitutional. In fact, our government (see current National Defense Authorization Act in the Senate) is actively destroying our rights. What would be the acts of a government that was truly of, by and for the people? We can discuss that later once it becomes something other than a moot point.

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