Date: April 13, 2012
Bob, you wrote:
"This is why the founding fathers built into the Declaration of Independence a fail safe system. First and foremost came freedom of speech, next freedom defend the first, the second amendment. Each amendment is designed to protect the citizen from an over bearing CEO or President of the collective.
The Constitution is the document with the amendments and led off by the Bill of Rights. It begins:
"We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America."
Bob followed with:
"You need to understand the Constitution before you will ever understand the value system behind it. In true Capitalism each parties moral obligation is to seek their own happiness."
In the second graph of the Declaration of Independence:
"We hold these truths to be self-evident, 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."
The word 'happiness' does not appear in the Constitution.