I think the time has come to remind all Americans everywhere of a few things our forefathers wrote down about 200 years ago about the rights of man. I do this out of concern about our government, who seem to have forgotten the will of the people, and why they were elected.
Article 1: All men are born and remain free with equal rights.
Article 2: The purpose of all political parties is the safeguarding of the natural and alienable rights of man. These rights are liberty, property, security and resistance to tyranny.
Article 3: The principle of all government lies in the nation itself. No group or individual can excise any authority that does not expressly emanate from the people.
Article 4: Liberty consists of the freedom to do all that does not harm others.
Article 5: The law has the right to forbid only those things which are harmful to society.
Article 6: The law is an expression of the will of the people. All citizens have the right to assist personally or through their elected representatives.
Get involved, citizens! We are at a very dangerous point in our history. Voice and vote your opinion. It is critical to our survival as a free nation.
Lebanon (Dec. 10)