Never realized that -- Lincoln stressing the Declaration of Independence rather than the Constitution.
We are taught to celebrate the Constitution rather than the Declaration of Independence ..
though we have a schizophrenic Constitution which -- rather than establishing a basis for equality for all --
actually created a patriarchy -- and they then granted them Elite status via land grants and immense
influence over our nation's wealth, natural resources, animal-life -- and in general over our government.
They not only had a great advantage over the people to control them and the future of the nation --
they had the will to destroy democracy and the time to do it.
Our Constitution also made a pact with slave owners in supporting the System of Slavery which led to the Civil
War. Not only supporting that system, but protecting it via militias and the "Runaway Slave Act."
Even after Emancipation, our government failed to provide any compensation for former slaves, or to protect
them during 100 years of Segregation which prevented them from exercising their rights of full citizenship --
to vote and to run for office.
All of this makes clear just who has ruled our nation from its very first days and the lie of a "people's
We have a choice between two 1%'ers -- Trump and Hillary -- or Sanders.
Sanders has given us a Revolution on a platter -- we need to find a way to move it forward for all time.