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IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776
The declaration of Independence ^ | July 4, 1776 | Good men

Posted on 07/04/2013 7:28:37 AM PDT by RaceBannon

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To: RaceBannon
I'm reposting a post of mine from September 16, 2010, from a thread on the Declaration of Independence:


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 harass 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 benefit 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 British 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.


-PJ
41 posted on 07/04/2013 12:46:48 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: Political Junkie Too

excellent reply!


42 posted on 07/04/2013 2:06:19 PM PDT by RaceBannon (Telling the truth about RINOS, PAULTARDS, Liberals and Muslims has become hate speech)
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To: RaceBannon
DC Tea party:



NOT, DC Teaparty:

 

"Behind the Violence, Says Jane Alpert, Was Sex"

--November 09, 1981--
"The leaders of the Weather Underground, she believes, followed a similar pattern of constantly shifting sexual alliances..."

http://www.people.com/people/archive/article/0,,20080637,00.html

"...the Weathermen, when not engaged in group sex, committed such revolutionary acts as parading with a Viet Cong flag through a local park on Independence Day and spray-painting the walls of a high school with the slogans, "Off the Pigs," "Viet Cong Will Win," and "F#$k U.S. Imperialism."..."

Campus Wars: The Peace Movement At American State Universities in the Vietnam Era

Don't need no weatherman to see which way the Occupied wind blows.

43 posted on 07/04/2013 2:59:43 PM PDT by TArcher ("TO SECURE THESE RIGHTS, governments are instituted among men" -- Does that still work?)
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To: RaceBannon
He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harrass our people, and eat out their substance.

Sounds oddly familiar.

44 posted on 07/04/2013 4:16:54 PM PDT by Redcloak (Winter is coming.)
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To: clinkclink

bflr


45 posted on 07/04/2013 5:00:16 PM PDT by clinkclink
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To: RaceBannon

George III was not a tyrant. He never even denied royal assent (vetoed) a single bill. In fact, no British monarch since Queen Anne has denied royal assent even once.

The British monarchy was already a figurehead by 1776, but the founders made it a nice scapegoat in their lust for power.


46 posted on 07/04/2013 5:08:40 PM PDT by LovedSinner
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To: RaceBannon

47 posted on 07/04/2013 5:50:05 PM PDT by Jeff Winston
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To: RaceBannon

God bless the United States of America!!


48 posted on 07/04/2013 6:37:29 PM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: Political Junkie Too
You left out this one:

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,

49 posted on 07/04/2013 7:01:34 PM PDT by Lurking Libertarian (Non sub homine, sed sub Deo et lege)
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To: Lurking Libertarian
It's there. Fifth one down.

-PJ

50 posted on 07/04/2013 8:19:32 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: Political Junkie Too

Sorry.


51 posted on 07/04/2013 9:02:05 PM PDT by Lurking Libertarian (Non sub homine, sed sub Deo et lege)
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To: Lurking Libertarian
I just don't have an Obama abuse for it.

-PJ

52 posted on 07/04/2013 10:42:04 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: Political Junkie Too

BookMark

May God guide our course.
Tatt


53 posted on 07/05/2013 4:56:05 AM PDT by thesearethetimes... ("Courage, is fear that has said its prayers." Dorothy Bernard)
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To: Political Junkie Too

I’ve got a similar rollup of DoI grievances on my FR page. I like yours, too.


54 posted on 07/05/2013 9:51:57 AM PDT by Old Sarge (My "KMA List" is growing daily...)
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To: RaceBannon

” May God cause our nation to weep, and see our true spiritual state, repent, pray for our leaders that they turn to the God of the Bible, and that our nation is healed. “

Amen!


55 posted on 07/05/2013 11:10:57 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (K I L L T H E B I L L !!)
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To: RaceBannon

We won that war and all the other wars. But we are desperately losing the peace.


56 posted on 07/05/2013 11:49:08 AM PDT by PapaNew
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To: LovedSinner

Yikes a Torie.


57 posted on 07/05/2013 11:57:40 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: RaceBannon

Pretty ironic that the Egyptians did on this holiday what we should have done 4 years ago when this admitted foreign born Marxist was unconstitutionally elected.


58 posted on 07/05/2013 4:28:40 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: RaceBannon

.....my friend Bobby Roberts was killed at 20 years old on August 24, 1969 in Quang Nam province. He was a Marine. I posted the link below for anyone that cares to look at it.

On Sunday afternoons we played caveman and dug caves into the side of a creek embankment. We were 11 years old. When we got tired, we went swimming in the creek. That was back in the late fifties when creeks had water in them. Bobby always had a smile on his face. It was like it was painted on. Reportedly, he was shot in the head while doing his duty.

http://www.vvmf.org/Wall-of-Faces/43740/BOBBY-L-ROBERTSarine.


59 posted on 07/06/2013 6:55:15 PM PDT by Cen-Tejas (it's the debt bomb stupid!)
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To: Cen-Tejas

The good memories are the best :)


60 posted on 07/07/2013 6:31:50 AM PDT by RaceBannon (Telling the truth about RINOS, PAULTARDS, Liberals and Muslims has become hate speech)
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