IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776, the Declaration of Independence was signed. It presented a theory of fair government:

that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.—That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed

And listed the ways the king had violated this ideal. Today, many of them apply to another government: ICANN, the closest thing there is to an Internet government. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world:

How much longer will we put up with this? Must we wait until, like England, they have “plundered our seas, ravaged our Coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people”? Some might argue we are already there. It’s time for to take control away from these tyrants who govern us only to increase their own power and wealth.

posted January 13, 2003 11:51 AM (Politics) #


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