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Declaration of Independence.....please read!!

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posted on Feb, 28 2011 @ 01:15 PM
Since times seem to be changing, know your rights as an American. It brings a smile to my face reading this. I feel a second independence might be on the horizon.

The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America
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 Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain 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 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.

We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these united Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States, that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do. — 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.

posted on Feb, 28 2011 @ 01:47 PM
reply to post by greenfox83


I was honored to read such a incredible document which was the most best piece of reading I read all day.

Thanks again,
Rocky Black
This I will defend

posted on Feb, 28 2011 @ 02:07 PM
These words all put up together are simply a delight to read. I mean when you start considering oppression and buse as a situation and in an answer to this you read this text, it's like wow !
I think many americans will recognize themselves in this text as our era is one of chaos and conspiracy. Power to the people, but in a civilized manner that's my opinion about it.

posted on Feb, 28 2011 @ 02:17 PM
Sorry but the Declaration of Independence, while important as the document which set out the reasons why the United States intended to seperate itself from Britain in an attempt to justify the Revolution, is not, and never was, the document on which the governance of our country is based. That document is the Constitution. If you want to discuss what rights citizens of the US have, please refer to the text of the Constitution, including the Bill of Rights amendments to it Once again the abysmal state of historical knowledge among the vast majority of American citizens is obvious.

posted on Feb, 28 2011 @ 02:19 PM
Can you cite what violations addressed in the Declaration of Independence support, your belief that we are headed for open rebellion.

Would it peaceable, civil and weapon free like in Egypt or are you desiring something more messy as in Iran, or Libya.

posted on Feb, 28 2011 @ 02:30 PM
You could say Iran was a test to see if it could be don.
and the test is a fail!
Now the goverment know they can not keep doing what they do to the people.
and they need to hand the power Back to the people.

as for if it goes to a fight?
that depends how many people they will kill to stop you.
if know and let law be true.
then non will die.

posted on Feb, 28 2011 @ 02:42 PM
reply to post by LibertyLover

No it's maybe not and I can't deny you on this. Altough I still believe certain concepts should considered. In a context of abuse and general acceptance by the mass that a government deserve to be bring down. I'm not saying this is currently the case considering what's happening in Wisconssin but there must be an end to misguidance and misleading by the elite. Don't you think so?

posted on Feb, 28 2011 @ 02:53 PM
RIGHT... we're an autonomoous collective....our leaders must be elected by a mandate from the masses....not some aquatic tart...., a moistened bink

posted on Feb, 28 2011 @ 03:05 PM
Reply to post by LibertyLover

No, but it is quite obvious that the Constitution was written in such a way as to address the contentions that they had with Great Britain.

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posted on Feb, 28 2011 @ 03:32 PM
Magna Carta created first human rights under the premise the King's property should be protected.

Look at England now.

Look at us now. Our elite are exempt from laws they break. They only apply to the little people. We now have Kings exempt from laws on our own soil.

posted on Feb, 28 2011 @ 03:59 PM
reply to post by LibertyLover

Exactly why I posted this document and not the Constitution. I am an American and not an idiot. This is the document that encouraged the masses to revolt against Britian.

The Declaration of Independence inspired; bringing it up now is to see if anyone is inspired to stop the government from creating new departments i.e argriculture, transportation, homeland security, education... to dictate us on how to live. With all these new departments telling us what to do, we the tax payers are funding this. More reasons to list, housing market, unemployment, importation...etc....

posted on Feb, 28 2011 @ 04:01 PM
The most important line in all of that truly binding covenant
"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."

And to quote from the above "the protection of Divine Providence"

And I put to everyone here, when Barrack Obama was elected president of the united states, that the above Declaration before the PEOPLE and there GOD, was fulfilled, and thus the United States is no longer under the protection of the ALMIGHTY.

This line,,, "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal." is obviously self evident.
edit on 28-2-2011 by BobAthome because: (no reason given)

posted on Feb, 28 2011 @ 08:34 PM
Unfortunately, you can replace most of the accusations against the King with the same accusations against the US.


posted on Feb, 28 2011 @ 09:00 PM
reply to post by LibertyLover

The Declaration of Independence is most assuredly a document on which the United States governments are based. The Constitution for the United States of America is the form of government that followed not just the Declaration of Independence but also the Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union.

Your insistence that if we want to discuss what rights "citizens" have that we must turn to the federal Constitution and the Bill of Rights, misses a few salient points. First, those rights enumerated by the Bill of Rights, not a single one of the First Ten Amendments - which are in fact the Bill of Rights - makes any mention what-so-ever about "citizens". Citizenship is a privilege and by no means a right. Your unfortunate linking of rights to citizenship is a common mistake made by the obviously and abysmally ignorant people in America. It is the 14th Amendment - not a part of the Bill of Rights - that addresses citizens and citizenship.

The next salient point, regarding the Bill of Rights is the Ninth Amendment:

The enumeration in the Constitution of certain rights shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.

This Amendment makes perfectly clear that the rights enumerated by Constitution are not in any way limited to what has been enumerated, and just because a right has not been enumerated does not in any way justify the disparagement of a right retained by the People - not citizens, but the - People! People not citizens still have the right to due process of law, they still have the right to speak freely,, they still have the right to publish, they still have the right to worship according to the dictates of their conscience, they still have the right to peaceably assemble, and they still have the right to keep and bear arms. Why do they still have these rights even though they are not citizens of the United States? They still have these rights because those rights are not rights granted by document, or by government. They are rights that preexist the government. They preexist the Constitution for the United States of America, they preexist the Articles of Confederation, and they even preexist the Declaration of Independence.

The Declaration of Independence is a remarkably important document to the foundation of the United States, and when it comes to altering or abolishing government, it serves as legal authority to the right to do so. It is a legal document that establishes precedent.

Ignorantia juris non excusat!

posted on Feb, 28 2011 @ 10:59 PM

Originally posted by LibertyLover
Sorry but the Declaration of Independence, while important as the document which set out the reasons why the United States intended to seperate itself from Britain in an attempt to justify the Revolution, is not, and never was, the document on which the governance of our country is based.

It kind of is. It states that rights are given by God, not kings or monarchs, and cannot be violated. At the time it was written rights like due process could always be taken away by a monarch, so it was a huge step forward in terms of human progression & democracy. And yes the constitution states the specific rights we have, but it was based on the principles laid out in the Declaration of Independence. So.....yeah.

posted on Mar, 1 2011 @ 02:22 AM
reply to post by GBP/JPY

GPB. That's moistened bint. But your comment rings loud and true

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