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Originally posted by okbmd
What is it with all you 'pro-revolutionists' ? If you're not in America , why do you care ? What's your point ?
If you ARE an American , again , WHAT'S your point ? It simply amazes me , the numbers I see who set around on some anonymous internet website calling for the overthrow of the system .
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.
[uuHe has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harrass 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 benefits 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.
What's the matter , McDonalds forgot to put the toy in your happy meal , or what ?
What is your country doing to you , right now , that makes you want to see an all-out revolution in the streets ? You people set on here all day long , and call for this , and cry for that , and oh boo-hoo , things are so friggin bad in this country , and the government is so stinking awfull that we all need to take to the streets and drag them out of their houses and lynch them and hang them from the streetlamps , and on and on and on ...
What the hell are they doing to YOU , that makes you call for total anarchy ? Can any of you answer that ?
You people really got it bad , as you set there playing your x-box or wii , sucking down the latest energy drink , and stuffing your face with junk-food .
Your freedoms are being suppressed ? I'm interested to know what the government is doing to you , right now . Not what they are doing overseas somewhere , what they are doing to you that makes you want to join some mob and take to the streets .
Oh poor little pitiful us , we have it so damn bad . I was just reading in another thread , that Australia fines you if you don't vote . How many of you non-voters have paid a fine lately , here in the bad ol USA ?
I've also been told that you have to pay for an annual license in the UK , just to be able to watch television . Oh my friggin god ! I can't begin to imagine how your whole world would be turned upside down if you were required to do that here .
Seriously , some of you need to enlighten this old dude about the gestapo tactics that are going on , apparently somewhere other than the 22 states that I have lived and worked in .edit on 5-2-2011 by okbmd because: spelling