Random Reads: Conspiracies of the Ruling Class

It's fitting that I've finished this book just before the 4th of July.


I stumbled upon this book at the library and was instantly hooked. It's one that I could only read in spurts because I'd get so annoyed and frustrated.

And inspired.
But even though it was just a beginning, our commemoration of July 4, 1776 is entirely justified. It marks the first time in the history of mankind that a governing document such as the Constitution declared formally that the purpose of government was to serve the people, not the other way around. Moreover, our Declaration stated that it was the obligation of the people to serve as a constant check on that government, and that if all else failed, it was their right to revise it to better suit their needs or even throw it out altogether. This was the truly revolutionary idea declared on that day, not independence. History is full of acts of one people declaring freedom from another. But the Declaration  was first in asserting boldly and directly that the only reason for government's existence was to preserve the liberty of its citizens.




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