Declaration of Indep. comes full circle
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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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