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  1. Dale Anderson

    January 8, 2019 at 3:49 am

    My response to the Blacksmokematters movement and Trucksstandasone.

    “When any form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it.”

    The motto these idiots use….or should i say, misuse.

    This part of the Declaration of Indepence is about overthrowing the government, not excercising a right. First and most obviously, it would be foolish and wrong to overthrow a government that was performing its proper duty–securing the rights of its citizens. Trucks and truck drivers are a minority. We have rights, but that doesnt mean we can DEMAND anything. That is true even if the government is not entirely based on the consent of the governed.

    The quote these fools use, is by Thomas Jefferson…a man and statesman that believed that without proper structure, chaos ensues. It is the reason the founding fathers gave ordinary men (and women) three forms of redress against government wrong doing… through the courts, through the ballot box, and through petition. None of the proper tools are being used by these fools who suggesting that anarchy and infliction of their wills on the governed is the proper form of action.

    Just like when the “blacklivesmatter” shut down freeways in this country, they are becoming part of the problem, not the solution.

    I read a short article in which the reporter questioned some of these supporters of the movement. None of them could articulate a proper reason or focus for the government to redress. It sounded like whiney sniveling jilted 3 year olds…and thats my opinion on their so called movement.

    The Declaration was not a battle cry for idiots. In it it, it included the β€œDeclare the causes”..the preamble.. that indicates they are publicly stating the reasons and justifying their actions rather than acting as thieves in the night. The Declaration is like the indictment of a criminal that states the basis of his criminality. But the ultimate judge of the rightness of their cause will be God, which is why the revolutionaries spoke of an β€œappeal to heaven”…then whereby does their apoeal lie? There is a difference between being offended, and having your rights abused by the government.

    The founding fathers recognized the obligation to provide the rest of the world with an explanation they can evaluate for themselves.

    β€œWe 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. β€œ

    The most famous line of the Declaration. Yet these social movements dont give rise to ideals. They only give excuses. Inalienable rights are those you cannot give up even if you want to and consent to do so, unlike other rights that you can agree to transfer or waive.

    The courts throughout history have supported and affirmed the right of Congress and by its permission, the Executive…the express DUTY to regulate interstate commerce….thats you in a nutshell as a truck driver..a part of interstate commerce. No one forces you to drive a truck or work in trucking. You volunteer. And thus you volunteer to be a good steward to which God has enabled you and a tiny piece if what the government has the express right to regulate. Being a part of the minority, many of us have accepted our responsibility.

    So as the quote i aforementioned explains, is a miscontext…or out of context quote to much disdain. Here is the whole paragraph of which the quote has been borrowed:

    β€œThat whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.”

    Hmmmm. Guess they wanted to leave it out for a reason. To many. Including me..it is obvious.

    Truck driving is not a right. Driving is not a right. It is a privelege. And because it is such, the safety and happiness is of more importance to the people as whole, than the redress of those who are offended or unhappy.

    Thanks for listening.

    Pastor Dale Anderson
    Pine River, Mn

    Veteran of Trucking for 26 years.

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