AMERICA JULY 4 2013
analogies are endless…
the analogies are endless and I love them because they are true reflections of
the virtues of what is GOOD and help to clearly see what is BAD. In politics,
as in sports the GOOD and BAD come into clear focus in the extremes. Yet, in
politics the playing field is manipulated from outside by those with a
self-serving desire for influence and power that has corrupted our institutions
to the point of no return; unless WE THE PEOPLE make sure that the playing
field is not manipulated.
question is…How do we accomplish this? (1) Your VOTE…does count…yet your vote
is easily manipulated and corrupted by those with the self-serving desire for
influence and power. (2) Your right to petition governments at all levels…yet
this right has been severely restricted by those same self-serving individuals
is the answer...?
THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE...
unanimous Declaration of these 50 United States of America has 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.
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
affect 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 shown 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, and 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 States; and such is now the
necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government.
The history of the present GOVERNMENT 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.
SUBMIT YOUR FACTS:
1. This Government has refused its Assent
to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.
2. This Government has forbidden the States
to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their
operation till its Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, it has utterly
neglected to attend to them.
3. This Government has refused to pass
other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those
people would relinquish their rights, rights inestimable to them and formidable
to corrupt politicians only.
4. This Government 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 its measures.
5. This Government has dissolved
Representatives repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness its invasions on
the rights of the people.
6. This Government 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 People remaining in the mean time exposed to all the
dangers of assault from without, and convulsions within.
7. This Government has endeavored to
prevent the population of these States; for that purpose obstructing the Laws
for Naturalization of Foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their
legal migrations hither, and raising the conditions of new Appropriations of
8. This Government has obstructed the
Administration of Justice, by refusing its Assent to Laws for establishing
9. This Government has made Judges
dependent on its Will alone, for the tenure of their offices, and the amount
and payment of their salaries.
10. This Government has erected a multitude of
New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Functionaries to harass the people, and
eat out their substance.
11. This Government has refused, in times of
war, to support our Standing Armies without additional spending for pet
12. This Government has affected to render the
Military incapable of winning any conflict, by placing undue restrictions upon
13. This Government has combined with others to
subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution and unacknowledged by
our laws; giving its Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation:
For quartering large bodies of illegal aliens among us:
For protecting them, 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:
For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offences:
For abolishing the free System of Christian Laws, 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
For taking away our Constitution, abolishing our most valuable Laws, and
altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments:
For suspending our own Constitution; and declaring the Judiciary invested with
power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever.
14. This Government has abdicated our
Constitutional Government, by declaring it obsolete and in need of change.
15. This Government has plundered our future, and
destroyed the lives of our people by mortgaging our and our grand-children's
future to pay off political debts.
16. This Government is at this time transporting
large numbers of illegal aliens to complete the works of death, desolation and
tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty and perfidy scarcely
paralleled in the most barbarous ages; and totally unworthy for a Legislative
Body of a civilized nation.
17. This Government has constrained our fellow
Citizens to bear Arms, to protect their families, friends, and property.
18. This Government has excited domestic
insurrections amongst us, and has endeavored to bring on the inhabitants of
foreign countries, whose known rule; is the absolute and total destruction of
19. This Government has allowed special
interests, non-citizens and criminals favors, while ignoring our Constitution
and will of our people.
20. 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 Government, whose character is thus
marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to represent a free