Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Why Obama really thinks we need a new Declaration

BALTIMORE -- President-elect Barack Obama capped the first day of his inaugural celebration here before a crowd of about 40,000 people by calling for a “new Declaration of Independence” and a return to the idealism of 1776.

At the climactic stop of his 137-mile train trip that began in Philadelphia, passed through Wilmington, Del. and was to end at Washington’s Union Station, Obama spoke of the need to recapture the spirit of the American revolution. “What is required is a new declaration of independence, not just in our nation, but in our own lives - from ideology and small thinking, prejudice and bigotry...” he said

I think I've found what he finds so outmoded about the original:

... these united colonies are, and of right ought to be free and independent states; that they are absolved from all allegiance to the British Crown....