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Self-Evident Truths

Posted by
John (Williston, Vermont, United States) on 4 July 2019 in Miscellaneous.

American viewers: Happy Independence Day. Remember what it is about (not shopping):

--All persons are equal in the possession of inalienable rights (A tad vague on details here—left to be filled in later)

--Governments are instituted to secure these rights

--Deriving all just powers from the consent of the governed (Detail glossed over: what if the majority does not consent to respect rights? Rights are constraints on politics, by definition counter-majoritarian)

--Despite this tension any government that fails these twin standards of legitimacy may be altered or replaced by citizens (see post-Civil War amendments)

Rest of the World: He will not be President forever.

Class dismissed. Light a sparkler and have a hot dog.

SONY DSC-R1 1/800 second F/8.0 ISO 160 37 mm

Ralf Kesper from Fröndenberg, Germany

Happy celebration!

4 Jul 2019 5:05am

Existence Artistique from Angers, France

bien ce gris du ciel

4 Jul 2019 6:16pm

Jerry from Aberdeen, United States

Nice photo

4 Jul 2019 7:36pm

1/800 second
ISO 160
37 mm