Saturday, 23 July 2005

My first post : what is the aim of this blog?

My first post : what is the aim of this blog?

We the People

"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 – 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 in the Right of the People to alter or 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"

The American declaration of Independence
July 4, 1776

This blog is dedicated to the establishment of a Lebanese Federation that will allow Lebanese Christians and other religious minorities to control their own fate. The disappointing experience of the last decades showed that non-Muslims are despised and barely tolerated in this part of the world, despite the facts that they are living on these lands since pre-Islamic times. By virtue of our right to self-determination, recognized by the UN and the international law, we want a referendum that will allow us to redefine our relations with the Lebanese state.

My first blog was in the French language but most people in Lebanon and the Middle East are increasingly using English. So I decided to use English, even if I don't master this language and I am pretty sure I will make a few spelling mistakes from time to time. But I hope that the substance will be more important than the form.

I find this text of the Declaration of Independence beautiful. I can’t imitate this elegant style, but I will do my best to spread these ideas.

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