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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"
By Brad Friedman
on 7/4/2009, 10:58am PT
IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776.
The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America,
When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
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.
--Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.
He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.
He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.
He has refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of Representation in the Legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only.
He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their public Records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures.
He has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people.
He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected; whereby the Legislative powers, incapable of Annihilation, have returned to the People at large for their exercise; the State remaining in the mean time exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within.
He has endeavoured to prevent the population of these States; for that purpose obstructing the Laws for Naturalization of Foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migrations hither, and raising the conditions of new Appropriations of Lands.
He has obstructed the Administration of Justice, by refusing his Assent to Laws for establishing Judiciary powers.
He has made Judges dependent on his Will alone, for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.
He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harrass our people, and eat out their substance.
He has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies without the Consent of our legislatures.
He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil power.
He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation:
For Quartering large bodies of armed troops among us:
For protecting them, by a mock Trial, from punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States:
For cutting off our Trade with all parts of the world:
For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent:
For depriving us in many cases, of the benefits of Trial by Jury:
For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offences
For abolishing the free System of English Laws in a neighbouring Province, establishing therein an Arbitrary government, and enlarging its Boundaries so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute rule into these Colonies:
For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws, and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments:
For suspending our own Legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever.
He has abdicated Government here, by declaring us out of his Protection and waging War against us.
He has plundered our seas, ravaged our Coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people.
He is at this time transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized nation.
He has constrained our fellow Citizens taken Captive on the high Seas to bear Arms against their Country, to become the executioners of their friends and Brethren, or to fall themselves by their Hands.
He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages, whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.
In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.
Nor have We been wanting in attentions to our Brittish brethren. We have warned them from time to time of attempts by their legislature to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us. We have reminded them of the circumstances of our emigration and settlement here. We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the ties of our common kindred to disavow these usurpations, which, would inevitably interrupt our connections and correspondence. They too have been deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces our Separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, Enemies in War, in Peace Friends.
We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That 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, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do. And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.
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COMMENT #1 [Permalink]
said on 7/4/2009 @ 11:14 am PT...
I've seen it reported that people have actually been arrested recently for quoting this document to law enforcement officers.
Does anyone know if this is true and, if so, how widespread it is?
A great deal of what the Declaration of Independence stood for was systematically dismantled using the "war on terror" for cover.
The dems fully collaborated with this and obama has not matched his campaign rhetoric with action restoring the rule of law and our "inalienable rights".
COMMENT #2 [Permalink]
said on 7/4/2009 @ 11:56 am PT...
I remember us screaming bloody murder about *'s multifarious abuses of the Constitution and Declaration of Independence, and now that Obama is turning them into settled law, instead of reinstating constitutional government... well... not so much....
COMMENT #3 [Permalink]
said on 7/4/2009 @ 12:16 pm PT...
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.
Thanks, Brad. There should be public readings in every town square every July 4th. I doubt they'll be sponsored by Washington.
COMMENT #4 [Permalink]
said on 7/4/2009 @ 5:38 pm PT...
Statement in the District of Columbia court, 5/24/00
Your Honor, the old woman who stands before you was arrested for reading the Declaration of Independence in America's Capitol Building. I did not raise my voice to do so and I blocked no hall.
The First Amendment to the Constitution, Your Honor, says that Congress shall make no law abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances, so I cannot imagine what legitimate law I could have broken. We peaceably assembled there, Your Honor, careful to not offend the rights of any other citizen nor interrupt the peaceful enjoyment of their day. The people we met were supportive of what we were saying and I think they--especially the children--were shocked that we would be arrested for such a thoroughly wholesome American activity as respectfully voicing our opinion in our own hall. Any American standing there would have been shocked. For we were a most peaceable assembly, until Trent Lott's and Mitch McConnell's police came in with their bullhorns and their shackles to arrest us. One of us, who is here today, was injured and required a number of stitches to his head after he fell and could not break his own fall. He was detained for over four hours without medical care. I am glad we were only reading from the Declaration of Independence --I shudder to think what might have happened had we read from the Bill of Rights.
Doris 'Granny D' Haddock
My kind of gal
The judge, faced with 'guilty' pleas, had to sentence them - to time served in being arrested...
COMMENT #5 [Permalink]
said on 7/4/2009 @ 7:12 pm PT...
To all those generations who fought the good fight before us: There are still those who have not forgotten and we still fight on.
Happy Independence Day!
COMMENT #6 [Permalink]
said on 7/5/2009 @ 12:00 am PT...
Happy 4th, only in the sense that it wasn't quite as bad as the last handful of years. Still isn't particularly an HONEST celebration of independence. We've taken on Bush's America, even still. Is Obama afraid of these bastards? Or is he just stupid? I think it's kind of a mafia that has been operating under the radar. Gawd. Even Republican critics of Rush Limbaugh were crawling to him in remorse. What kind of power can make that happen? I guess the same kind of power that has bought up the media, making Left leaning media a tiny percentage of all the airwaves, and the vast majority of the television networks owned by them, and the power to prevent coverage of the massive evidence of fraud in the last eight years of the s...elections. Of course more criminality than can be listed occured as well. sigh. "Syndicated States of Scarin-ya". Not so much the United States of America, anymore.
COMMENT #7 [Permalink]
said on 7/5/2009 @ 12:21 am PT...
Can't helkp but think that this operation with Bush's grandfather Prescott Bush, was concluded through Junior the W. Check out his book, "The Plot to Sieze the Whitehouse" :
I hope that this is made a live link, if it doesn't become live after I hit submit after posting. Thanks.
COMMENT #8 [Permalink]
said on 7/5/2009 @ 7:46 pm PT...
is it against the rules of laws to harass, broke the laws, and hiding behind a wall of secrecy, then to cover them up, committed acts of obstruction of justice ?
COMMENT #9 [Permalink]
said on 7/7/2009 @ 1:34 pm PT...
I'm always suspicious when someone reports that someone was arrested *for* doing something. It is often the case that they were arrested *while* doing that thing, but "for" some other reason. I have no idea if that was the situation in this case, but I typically reserve judgment until I know more than what is being alleged (especially when the claim is something such as being "arrested for praying in public" when the person reporting it doesn't bother to mention that they were standing in the middle of a crosswalk at a busy intersection, blocking traffic).
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