We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator, (not a man, not an administration) 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, That 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… Herman Cain quoting the Declaration of Independence
This was the best part of Herman Cain’s speeches. He always started them this way and the crowds went wild. Like he was quoting something new, giving permission in a way to a ballroom full of humanity thirsting for the consent of the governed, knowing in their hearts that their government has become destructive.
Standing there listening to Cain recite the Declaration I was reminded of these forgotten words and it was thrilling. I somehow felt I was breaking some law, listening and thinking about the possibility of standing up for my rights. To hear the words that Governments are instuted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed was something I had forgotten. To know that I could, along with everyone at the Hyatt, alter or abolish the government if it became destructive of my liberty. This was a secret power I wanted to think about and turn over in my mind. It was empowering. It was a way out.
Herman Cain reminded me that the current administration, the EPA, the Czars, TSA, the courts, did not have the final say about my freedom and liberty, I did. It was mine and I could change it I if it became destructive of these ends.
No matter what happens to Herman Cain he will be a hard act to follow, just ask Rick Santorum. When he had to follow one of Cain’s Declaration speeches in Orlando he quipped he was going to fire his campaign manager. Cain’s message that day will not be forgotten. It rang loud and clear. You have the final say as a country. You are in charge.