Sunday, 1 June 2008

A New Declaration of Independence

As a Canadian I cannot sign this. If I were an American I would follow the example of John Hancock and write my name as big as possible.

It is a long document but worth reading - here is a sample
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that the entirety of humanity, the entire creation, constitutes one family in which no individual has been given the right to hoard wealth while the remainder of the family dies for lack of a handful of grain; in which no individual has been given the right to mass murder, in the name of perverse patriotism, for a small piece of this planet; in which no individual has been given the right to exterminate countless animal and plant species in the pursuit of profit. Rather, we affirm our commitment to fulfill our responsibility to every member of our family as part of our human family values.

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