Friday, March 14, 2014

Mr Obama, please: democracy or legality in Catalonia? We want both.

Thomas Jefferson
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Mr Obama, I keep thinking about your words about the referendum in Crimea, which in an indirect way, because they are different cases, affect to the situation of my country: Catalonia. I would like us to read together a brief passage from the United States Declaration of Independence.

Before, I want to ask myself why do powerfull people consider that legality is more important than democracy? George Washington chose democracy. George Washington disobeyed the english legality and worked for the freedom of the United States. If he had obey english legality, New York would be an important city of U.K. , and probably all american people would say "God Save the Queen!".

I wish a world where all the lands can freely choose their destiny, not by the war but by the votes and the democracy. All cultures in the world have the right to be free. Nowadays, we have human rights, the rights of everybody. We must also declare the rights of the cultures, the rights of nations, the rights of all the lands to be free... We have the human duty of reaching for everybody the right of living in a cultural identity that must shine freely.

I want to read some words of the United States Declaration of Independence, and ask some questions to the president Obama:

Mr Obama, do you know the destructive treatment than the differents Spanish Governments have inflicted to Catalan Culture? 
Mr Obama, do you know the abuses and usurpations, the despotism, that Catalan Nation have suffered from the spanish governments?

We don't want to disobey the legality; we want to act in a legal way. We only want the right to vote, the right to decide our future in a referendum. The Spanish government forbids the voice of Catalan People. Who can defend this kind of strange legality? 
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"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 the Right of the People to alter or to 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. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security."
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