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Thursday, July 4, 2013

The Declaration of Independence

The real one, taken directly from the government archives: D of I Transcript

I am going to copy and paste the parts of it that I feel are important and relevant to us today, but I will not change anything, so it is not me telling you to stand up for what is right, it's Thomas Jefferson and the rest of our forefathers :-)

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,

 The above paragraph states that: We have the right to live in a way that maintains our freedom and makes us happy. That is NOT to say that we may take away the rights of another, but it DOES say that when any form of government tries to take away our rights as Americans (the government which only exists because we allow it to), it is our RIGHT to stop it and demand that our freedom is returned!!!

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,

This paragraph says that experience has shown - and indeed all of history has shown - that people are far more likely to suffer in silence as their government (or others who hold power) abuse and misuse them. However, it is also a warning and a reminder that when such abuse of power goes on too long - long enough that the people can no longer suffer in silence - it is their right AND THEIR DUTY to rebel and force the government to change. I have a strong belief that with so much of the world rising up against their own injustices, that it will only be a matter of time before America does too.

There is a long list of tyrannies committed by the King of Great Britain back then, but I will copy and past only those that seem to be referring to our government today.

He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harrass our people, and eat out their substance.
As I said on my Facebook page, this sounds a LOT like it is referring to OUR government sending out officials to small - and usually amish or organic farms - in order to bully them and often destroy their hard work by destroying their products.

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 taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws, and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments:
 Read these two carefully several times. Do you know what it sounds like to me? It sounds like the MANY times when an unjust or downright terrible law is slipped into the riders of an important bill - which often has nothing whatsoever to do with the riders attached to it - so that it can be passed without question. It also sounds like the times when we as a nation are so focused on gaining one particular right that we don't even notice when congress votes on and passes another one that is simply atrocious. If you have no idea what I am talking about, do a search for what was passed the day we were all focusing on gay rights...

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.
And this part here sounds a LOT like what is happening in the Middle East. Everyday we hear about some new scandalous atrocities that are being committed by OUR soldiers in the name of their duty. And we call ourselves civilized...

 When will we put a stop to the insanity?

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