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    Subj: Declaration of Independence Comes Full Circle ... Date: 12/6/02 7:32:21 AM Mountain Standard Time Declaration of Independence Comes Full Circle ...
    Message 1 of 1 , Dec 6, 2002
      Subj: Declaration of Independence Comes Full Circle ...
      Date: 12/6/02 7:32:21 AM Mountain Standard Time

      Declaration of Independence Comes Full Circle ...

      From: "Matt Kubic" <<A HREF="mailto:wadefishr8@...">wadefishr8@...</A>>
      Sent: Thursday, December 05, 2002 7:33 AM
      Subject: The darker side of Patriotism

      Does anyone see a correlation here between (Our
      President and the new Homeland Security Dept.) and the
      famous excerpts below?

      Hint: The excerpts are from the Declaration of

      Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.

      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

      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.

      The history of the present King (President) 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.

      1.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

      2.He has made Judges dependent on his Will alone, for
      the tenure of their offices, and the amount and
      payment of their salaries

      3.He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent
      hither swarms of Officers to harass our people, and
      eat out their substance

      4.He has affected to render the Military independent
      of and superior to the Civil power.

      5.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:

      6.For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent

      7.For depriving us in many cases of the benefits of
      Trial by Jury:

      8.For...abolishing our most valuable Laws and altering
      fundamentally the Forms of our Governments:

      9.He is at this time transporting large Armies of
      foreign Mercenaries 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 the Head of a civilized nation.

      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 (or President), whose character is thus
      marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is
      unfit to be the ruler of a free people.

      .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.

      .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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