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posted on Jul, 4 2012 @ 06:03 PM
Read it again today and take it to heart.
I think we should each print it out, sign our name to it and send it to the IRS, The President, The Federal Reserve and any other alphabet agency who treats you as no more than a tax generating number with no rights to anything. .

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 Tyranny 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 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 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.

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 Connexions 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 Connexion 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 Honour.

edit on 4-7-2012 by VforVendettea because: (no reason given)

posted on Jul, 4 2012 @ 06:24 PM
reply to post by VforVendettea

So, on the 4th of July you post for us the Declaration of Independence and get no flags or stars. It makes perfect sense, cause it would take way too long to read it. It's a sad comment on the mind set here in Amerika on our independence day!! S&F for you !!

posted on Jul, 4 2012 @ 06:37 PM
reply to post by conspiracytheoristIAM

well said! S&F from me, as well

posted on Jul, 4 2012 @ 06:42 PM
It really is astonishing how history repeats itself. Virtually this entire document is just as relevant today as it was two hundred years ago. S+F!

posted on Jul, 4 2012 @ 07:08 PM
reply to post by conspiracytheoristIAM

It's a sad comment on the mind set here in Amerika on our independence day!

Na, the DOI has been posted on here so many times it really lost all meaning.

A lot of people use it to introduce a radical right wing agenda starting with a mass genocide of all the people on the particular poster's private enemy list. Of course, they themselves won't do anything to start the civil war they hope for. And their hope is, to maybe somehow, flash mob style, get a revolution going, while they stay safe at home behind a computer.

It's just been done, that, and people have lives and aren't at home screwing around on the internet when they can watch explosions in the sky, or blow stuff up themselves.

Here's the likely route this is going to go, OP guy is going to start getting specific identifying the target of his rage du jour, whatever holy
crime that he thinks they have committed against him personally (but all of us right? It HAS to have happened to more than just him, cause he needs acceptance and validation.) And he wants vengeance and in his mind justice for that crime.

Whether real or not, the op will blow it all out of proportion and make it seem like if we don't act right now with a bunch of guys loaded down with small arms equivalent to every video game hero's average complement. That the target will do x to us and we will all die or be enslaved.

Eventually it's going to end up a gun debate thread with people typing out in all caps the second amendment underlining the word infringed and or quoting Charlton Heston. Goodwin's law will take effect around page 6 and someone will mention "that's what Hitler did!" (I'm pretty sure he pooped too, can we still do that?)

So with that, have fun, enjoy the 4th and remember. Life ain't that serious.

posted on Jul, 4 2012 @ 08:40 PM
reply to post by HauntWok

You are a nasty one.
Are you this bitter and baiting over every post?

posted on Jul, 4 2012 @ 10:24 PM
reply to post by HauntWok

You know, as someone who is fairly right of center myself, I have to say that this prediction is probably not far from the truth, regrettably. That said, sites like ATS attract - through design or coincidence - an element of society that is easily removed from the bounds of logic and reason. It happens that, during this period in history, that element is veering right, but it can easily swing left in the future as it has in the past. In any case, I think you make a salient point (that will probably not be well received!).

posted on Jul, 5 2012 @ 07:36 AM
"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. "

Cooool. Are you sure about this, still? Or don't you believe that there might be some.. sentences which could be edited?

But why stop by this one sentence, lets have some more editing..

Or just let it be there?

posted on Jul, 5 2012 @ 08:24 AM

off-topic post removed to prevent thread-drift


posted on Jul, 5 2012 @ 09:50 AM
Remember what the 4th of July is really about...not fire works and drunk people!

posted on Jul, 5 2012 @ 10:06 AM
For cutting off our Trade with all parts of the world (Cuba)
For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent (Healthcare)
For depriving us in many cases, of the benefits of Trial by Jury (Patriot Act)
For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offenses (Copyright infringement)

posted on Jul, 5 2012 @ 11:08 AM
The most important sentence in the Declaration is "with firm reliance on the protection of divine providence". The founders knew that they were signing a death sentence, and the only way they would defeat the most powerful military force on the planet was through the divine protection and will of God (and a little help from the French).

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