I find it extremely interesting, and mildly troublesome that the US State Dept is speaking out against Catalonia, saying that the US prefers a “united Spain.” This screams of hypocrisy, as it wasn’t that long ago in world history that a certain British King wanted the 13 Colonies of the “New World” to remain under British control. What did those Colonies do? Well as all Americans know, our ancestors fought a war against the largest military in the world at that time, and they won.
The US Federal Government agencies should remember the roots and history of our own Country before they stick their foot in their mouth and try to tell another people how they should live and be governed. It’s our very own Declaration of Independence that states:
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. – Declaration of Independence
The people of Catalonia feel that that Spanish Government no longer serves their needs. Therefore they are exercising their God given right to “alter or abolish” the failing Government and to replace it with one that that The People of Catalonia feel will best secure their rights, and happiness.
If the Founding Fathers, and all the citizens of the 13 Colonies had a right to form their own Government when the British Government no longer served the needs of the people, why don’t the people of Catalonia have the same rights? I contend that they have a moral and legal right to do exactly that. To organize together, to vote for their own independence, and to form their own Government that will be represented by Catalonia to serve The People of Catalonia.
For the modern day US Department of State officials to stand in front of the world and state that the US doesn’t support the effort of the Catalonians to be free, is nothing short of a slap in the face of all those who formed, fought for, and died for this country since July 4th 1776.
All people deserve to be free, and whenever a people are striving for the freedom they so rightly deserve, it is the moral responsibility of all free men and women to speak out in favor of this freedom. If our rights come from God, the rights of The People of Catalonia to share and enjoy the same freedom also comes from God, and no one has the right to deny these people their freedom.
Stand with Freedom, Stand with Catalonia, Stand with The People of Catalonia who, like our Fore Fathers, just wanted to be free. Urge your Congressmen and Senators to speak out in support of this fledgling nation. Urge them to pressure our Executive Branch to also embrace and support the Catalonians! They deserve our support, they deserve the freedom and government they yearn for!