Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Declaration of Independence II


I thought it might be a lovely idea to present this to our esteemed leader on this 4th of July and declare our own independence... from him.

"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 [States]; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present [President of The United States] 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 made Judges dependent on his Will alone for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.

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 depriving us in many cases, of the benefit of Trial by Jury.


For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offences.

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.

A [President], whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people."

20 Comments:

pissed off patricia said...

You better record it on a cd because our president can't read.

Seriously, you really think he cares about law and order, besides watching it on tv with Fred Thompson?

Happy 4th, our country made it through one more year.

Marva said...

Chilling, isn't it? He wants to be King George IV.

Women on the Verge said...

pop-

The Prez is beyond hope... beside being an illiterate dullard, the only law & order he cares about is what gives him more power and money. My real hope was that people would read this and realize how close the parallels are to the conditions that led to the original Declaration...

marva-
I think after the Presidential Directive he signed in May he basically already IS King George IV. The scarier thought, for me at least, is what's it going to take for us to remove his crown?

jaybird said...

This is the kind of post that should be sent to each congress person and senator for their for careful consideration. Maybe it will help stiffen some backbones and prevent violent demonstation in the future.....

two crows said...

hey, E--
what Jaybird said.

TomCat said...

Great minds, indeed, Ethel. Our articles are virtually interchangeable. :-)

Happy 4th to all.

Down with King George!!

leftdog said...

Happy 4th of July you guys!

(from you pal in West Canuckistan)

JollyRoger said...

The last King George was bat-sh*t crazy, and so is this one.

I wonder, given the tendencies of the uppercrust to inbreed, if there are bloodlines here?

Mauigirl said...

So true. My husband read the Declaration out loud this morning and we both noticed how appropriate it is to the current administration - maybe it is time for another revolution.

TomCat said...

Maybe or definitely?

Woody Tobias, Jr. said...

'skuze me. you have been TAGGED and we hope you come visit but post here.

Pursey Tuttweiler said...

I DECLARE! "Illiterate dullard" is the best description yet. We must revolt.

Catmoves said...

Great post ladies.
Another President warned us when he left office: "Beware the Industrial-Military complex."
Seems Dubya embraces it.

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Larry said...

Good post and so very true.

MichaelBains said...

Miss yer posts and you coming around. Hope all's well and that teh childrens are just keepin' y'all "in stitches" so far this summer. :)

Jamie said...

Been a while since I last ran through the neighborhood. This was a great post and unfortunately for the US, a very accurate one. Bill Moyers journal last night was about impeachment. He has two guests, Josh Nichols and Bruce Fein advocating it. If you missed it, try to find a podcast or transcript. Nichols wrote, "The Genius of Impeachment" about the founders views on the necessity. Our current President is an example of why it needs to be done.

Mando Mama said...

What a great post. (Yeah, I'm a little late catching up.)
Virginia's colonial Governor Lord Dunmore and his family were forced to skitter out the back door of their palatial home in Virginia as angry colonists came through the front.

Ah, the good old days.

savannah said...

wow, i have been out of the loop/away...excellent post, darlings!

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