I had been so preoccupied with National politics that I hadn’t read the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Virginia – the State where I live. I have corrected that oversight. In some ways it isn’t as elegant as the United States Constitution and by comparison it is a little too long. However I love the way it begins:
“A DECLARATION OF RIGHTS made by the good people of Virginia in the exercise of their sovereign powers, which rights do pertain to them and their posterity, as the basis and foundation of government.
Section 1. Equality and rights of men.
That all men are by nature equally free and independent and have certain inherent rights, of which, when they enter into a state of society, they cannot, by any compact, deprive or divest their posterity; namely, the enjoyment of life and liberty, with the means of acquiring and possessing property, and pursuing and obtaining happiness and safety.”
Yes Mr. Obama – just across the
Potomac live free people. We intend to stay that way. You are an impediment to our freedom and we will deal with you in November.
Please note that all we want is the “means” or the opportunity, not a free ride.