I would love it if we all got together and changed this. This is why I have been working for Bernie - no middle ground. But we can't even get the state to change its practice of cutting older trees in state forests or stop DOER from changing rules to call burning of biomass clean energy and move ahead with a biomass plan that is as destructive as burning coal. Please, people, tell your legislators to support H897 and H853. And call your congressperson to stop Trump's war with Iran.
It doesn’t look like it could save the planet — long grass dotted with 4-foot high chestnut trees, inch-thick trunks with a few broad leaves on short, thin branches, surrounded by plastic mesh tubes to protect them from the sheep not yet here. But...
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Jefferson's "original Rough draught" is on exhibit in the Library of Congress. This version was used by Julian Boyd to create a transcript of Jefferson's draft, which reads:
"We hold these truths to be sacred & undeniable; that all men are created equal & independent, that from that equal creation they derive rights inherent & inalienable, among which are the preservation of life, & liberty, & the pursuit of happiness."
The Committee of Five edited Jefferson's draft. Their version survived further edits by the whole Congress intact, and reads:
"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."
So based on his first thoughts, his intent was for us to inherently have preservation of life.
Young people have so much power and use it so sparingly. So far millennials have a poor record with less than 30% saying they would definitely vote during the 2018 midterms. However, if and when they figure out what they can do at the ballot box, the future of climate change and any other initiative they choose will be in their hands entirely.