Re-Declaring our Independence
So we may Enforce our Constitution Part 1
Why do we need to re-declare our independence? It is because we have allowed tyrants to take it away from us over the years. We allegedly live in the “land of the free and the home of the brave”, but are we truly free and are we really brave enough to speak out for change? How can we truly say we have any Constitutional Rights, when we cannot even declare our freedom? We hear people all the time complaining that their Constitutional rights are being ignored or trampled on. How can we repeatedly allow this? Simply put, we did it to ourselves by not fighting for what is right and in doing so we have by empowered the government to butcher our Independence. Through our actions or lack thereof, we have allowed the government to force on us the same ideologies that Jefferson based as his reasons for abolishing British rule in 1776.
It is much easier to support those who stand for change than it is to actually be brave enough to be vocal, take action, write letters, sign petitions and stop the tyranny that’s hampering our basic independence and freedom. Most of us would rather let someone else do our jobs for us. But now is not the time to stand idly by. One day you may wake up and find yourself living in the United States of the UN. Do you really want to continue to slowly give up your freedom without having a say?
Before going any further, let’s take a look back in time. Back to the time of our alleged founding fathers and how the first Declaration of Independence came into play. Most Americans are unaware that the document Thomas Jefferson wrote and which was passed by Congress is not the actual declaration of independence.
Jefferson did not write a statement declaring independence. Rather, his document was a statement listing all of the reasons why the colonies had separated from Great Britain. In fact, the title of the document formally approved by the Congress had the title: “A Declaration by the Representatives of the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA in General Congress assembled.” It does not have the title: The Declaration of Independence.
The actual declaration of independence was written by Richard Henry Lee, a true patriot and respected member of Virginia’s congressional delegation. That declaration took place when Congress adopted the Richard Henry Lee Resolution that “these United Colonies are, and of right ought to be, free and independent states….and that all political connection between them and The State of Great Britain is, and of right ought to be, totally dissolved.”
When you look at the documents Jefferson wrote as his resolution and the reasoning for taking a stance against British rule in 1776 and compare it to the current status of our country and our independence, there is not much difference in what was trying to be abolished, and what we are allowing to happen now. We need to take the time to look back in history, and see where we went wrong and then ask, why do we allow ourselves to regress?
With this resolution on July 2, the colonies had officially severed their ties with Great Britain. I think it is time we take action and sever our ties with our current government that is acting the same as the rule of Great Britain was back then. Read the Declaration of Independence. Think hard about the state of our country, and then decide, when do we say enough is enough?
John Adams predicted that July 2, as stated in a famous letter to his wife, would become a great American holiday celebrated in future years. He did not foresee that Americans would instead celebrate Independence Day on the date that Jefferson’s document, explaining the reasons for the separation, was announced. No matter the date, it happened because people who were fed up took action, and it is time we start doing the same. Now is the time to be a “seeker of true independence” and take back our Liberty, our Freedom, and our INDEPENDENCE, something the founding fathers themselves never adhered to very well.
The first paragraph of the Declaration of independence states:
“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.”
This sentence of the Declaration asserts as a matter of Natural Law, the ability of a people to assume political independence, and acknowledges that the grounds for such independence must be reasonable. Natural Law being defined as a body of unchanging moral principles regarded as a basis for all human conduct. It also clearly states that “they should declare the causes which impel them separation”. Something we must take heed and do. We must declare the reasons we need to separate ourselves from the government we have now.
By taking action we can declare or state the changes that need to happen. This doesn’t mean going off half cocked, extremist hate fest for all those in the government, but that is a good place to start cleaning house. If we eliminate all the trash starting at the top (Congress), we can work to see change happen. Like it or not, someone does have to be in charge to prevent chaos. We just need to have a government that is for the people, and not against the people. There cannot be an established entity without someone leading. Just as a Lion Pride, something has to be the “leader” of the pack. We just need the right Leaders.
The next section of the Declaration is the “preamble”, which Webster defines as being “an introductory statement of fact or circumstance”, states:
“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.”
This contained the basic principles of the Declaration and an assertion many historians refer to as our basic right of revolution against unjust treatment by a governing agency or entity. They state that we, as a people have rights, and these rights are not to be infringed upon. It also states that when the government infringes or hampers these rights, that we have the right to ‘alter or abolish” the government. Yet the majority sit idly on their couches, doing nothing.
Our government, since the alleged enactment of the Declaration of Independence, has been flawed in following through with its standards of declarations. Note the statement even then, that rings true still to this day.. “But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despoitism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security”. Yet we as a people if we make any attempts to change the Government or demand this right for independence, why are we silenced, punished, labeled a troublemaker, or imprisoned as a threat to the common good? Despoitism, the powers that force us to conformity against our will, has always been a destructive force against our true freedoms and liberties, the whole purpose and intent of the Declaration to begin with. It states what we are allowed to do, but prohibited from acting on. So have we ever truly had a declaration of our freedoms? Or was this just the beginning of the centuries of lies?
We have a right to alter or abolish the government when it becomes destructive? Well then I suppose you could say we are a few hundred years too late in doing so. Are you getting angry yet? Well wake up America, your letting this continue to happen. Still sitting on that couch?
The next portion is a list of the wrongdoing that had been charged against King George III. They clearly demonstrate that the rights of the people in the thirteen colonies had been repeatedly violated, just as they continue to be under the rule of our Congress now. When you look through and read the long list of charges, in italics you will find notations I have made in correlation to the current charges we can pose upon our politicians, congress and the government today.
The portion reads:
“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.”
Sounds like what our government has been doing to us for years!
“He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.”
Many times politicians and presidential entities over the decades have refused to let us know full details publically as to the legislative decisions and laws they pass then enforce on us. Congress is really good at this. Then at the state level, a good example of a state law being changed or forced upon us, and we have had no say, no vote, and the disclosure of what led to their decisions were not disclosed publically to the people until after the state government made the decision for us.
“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.
Delay in a vote, to pass laws.. Naw, not in our country….Our government wouldn’t stall on anything important to the people! Not show up for a law to be passed? Now who would do that? Oh yeah, How can I forget… Congress has many absentees during important votes.
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.
How dare anyone forego the passing of laws for the good of the people! Yet often we hear of all these new “bills” costing us millions, with no transparency, and the valuable basis of the outcome is un-measurable. We are promised economic aid, yet how can it aid us in making money when the cost will raid our pockets, of more than the proceeds it provides. Or even worse it will raid the pockets of our future generations.
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.
Well I consider this not a bad idea. When you consider Congress is already stupid to begin with, why would their decision be altered under duress? At least when they are forced to stay and make decisions before their usual long breaks, we know they are making some attempt to pretend they are earning their paycheck. The common people are under duress daily by the government in many ways, about time the Government, who is not for the people have it any better?
He has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people.
Well well.. Have you ever noticed, that when someone is verbally active against the wrongdoings of the government, that free speech means nothing? They usually wind up in jail, labeled a threat to the community, or just vanish for no reason? It may not be the same thing in retrospect, yet the negative outcome correlates. As far as our rights, we only have rights if it is convenient for the cause of the government.
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.
Pitch someone out of office? Replace them with no one or someone that will be compliant. I have seen money buy elections or political seats almost as often as money has bought freedom for wealthy criminals. Our state left exposed to risk? That is commonplace now days. Laws for taxation have left people unable to afford medicine, food and adequate shelter, so if the government is having convulsion, well that is good. Maybe they will choke on their tongue, stop breathing and then we won’t have the need to re-declare our independence, because they will have killed themselves.
He has endeavored 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.
If people come to the United States through proper means, they should be allowed to take measures to retain their Naturalization without harassment. With exception to the Native Americans, are we the people ALL not descendants of immigrants? Appropriation of lands, well that’s a tough one. Because if the government does not want you to have land, they will find a means to prevent that or take it from you after you do obtain it.
He has obstructed the Administration of Justice by refusing his Assent to Laws for establishing Judiciary Powers.
Secretive measures for establishing Judiciary Powers? There is nothing new about that whatsoever.
He has made Judges dependent on his Will alone for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.
Strong-arming Judges for a political gain or for a judicial outcome is commonplace. It has been going on for over a century. If you do not comply with the agenda, you usually don’t have your job long. Corruption in the judicial system is almost expected or anticipated as the norm. On a rare occasion, justice actually manages to not be purchased.
He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people and eat out their substance.
HMM this sounds like FEMA, send Hitler swarms in to allegedly do good and screw us over by bilking tax dollars in funding that could be better used to keep food on the tables of the poorer families that struggle. The same can be said about multiple federal, state and local agencies and organizations sanctioned by the government.
He has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies without the Consent of our legislatures.
It is hard to recall when there has been a time of “peace”, and that perhaps would be because we spend so much time sticking our noses into everyone else’s problems we create more risk and threats to our own selves. How can we resolve the conflict and lack of peace elsewhere, when we cannot even fix what is broken on our own soil?
He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil Power.
This I refer to as the “above the law” syndrome. However that does not apply to just military superiors, it also applies to many aspects of governing bodies. There are many politicians, people of wealth and stature, or Military Officers that have been held above the law, or above culpability due to their connections, power or money. A good example is the wiki-leaks case of Bradley manning, if it had been an officer, it would have meant resignation or early retirement, and not the threat of death for treason. A harsh example of reality considering I am sure he is a scape goat.
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:
Well since when has our constitution mattered to those in charge anyway? Our constitution only matters when it is in compliance with the governments control and regulation, making truly not a constitution with which we can enforce our rights. We cannot demand our Constitutional Rights be respected until we clearly declare our Independence.
For quartering large bodies of armed troops among us:
“Armed troops” are vigilante law enforcement personnel that utilize abusive tactics to enforce multiple unjust laws on the people. There are many laws for which common people are charged with crimes of substance with no clear victim. They can also be the “whistle-blowers” put into places by the government to spy on the common citizen exercising basic abilities to speak freely, and the end result being their privacy invaded, as if we truly have any privacy these days anyway.
For protecting them, by a mock Trial from punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States:
Perhaps this is what happened to Jimmy Hoffa? Except where was the trial?
For cutting off our Trade with all parts of the world:
We can only trade with those the government can bilk the hell out of us in taxes for export and import. God forbid we get to have anything nice from Canada without having to pay some compensation at the border to someone or a duty to transport. Canadians cannot even cross the border without paying a taxation on goods they appropriate through legal purchase, upon the return through customs. So much for shared commerce for the good of all.
For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent:
This is something that has been happening for a very long time. Multiple times, not just on taxation, has a vote been taken by “representatives” for the people and not by the people themselves. For instance the “Marijuana Legalization” law for medicinal purposes in most states. I do understand there are many that use it for recreation, yet we are not allowed to vote individually as the people. Why is Congress allowed to make those decisions for us? I have the answer, because they make enough profits, campaign subsidies and payoffs to not allow it. Not only that, they can afford prescription drug addiction and “doctor shopping” they don’t need alternatives. Natural herbal substance that Native Americans have used to cure or assist in relief of multitudes of ailments for centuries legally or illegally, have been proven to work. The majority of the prescription drug addicts according to recent studies have been the wealthier conservative and religious self-righteous people speaking out the loudest against marijuana to begin with.
For depriving us in many cases, of the benefit of Trial by Jury:
They say we are ‘Innocent until proven guilty in a court of law”, so why do some people get denied reasonable bail, or are remanded, as a punishment before trial? Why are such restrictions placed upon a person, before they have had their judicial process? Then prosecutors will use any tactic and means to coerce a confession or plea to a lesser charge to avoid trial. There is also the speediness of due process, but the term “speedy trial” is used lightly because usually the vigilante prosecutors have to have enough time to fabricate their evidence or falsify it in order to obtain a false conviction based on fallacy. DNA does lie, as do witnesses for the prosecution to meet a quota, especially during an electoral year.
For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offences:
Guantanamo Bay.. need I say more.
For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments:
I could write a book on this one! The most abolished laws are our freedoms and liberties to make our own choices for ourselves. Our right to live and die is even regulated.
He has plundered our seas, ravaged our coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people.
Part of living is having our liberty and freedom unhampered. When we are not privilege to liberty and freedom, we are but merely existing.
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.
Many in congress have tried to push the usage of the military to enforce laws on our own soil, or planned through the use of FEMA in future dates, to enforce conformity among citizens. The law enforcement agencies in control are all too often abusing their power to enforce punishments for victimless crimes and abuse citizens. This is a prime example of these constraints. Local governments allow their local police to bear arms against us in a manner consistent with terrorist like activities against individuals seeking only to exercise their basic liberties outlined in the Constitution.
He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavored 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.
Our Government has excited domestic insurrections amongst the people by enforcing multiple constraints without the voice of the people. Our own president is making attempts to circumvent what is right for the people by proposing bullshit taxations and guidelines that create a war among the status and races of our citizens. The excessive spending on projects we do not need, has raised our debt to the point it will affect our offspring for decades to come.
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.
Many activists speak out, people fight for change to occur and only find themselves at the wrong end of the stick. They are beaten down by a system that is not working, or silenced by means that are illegal by common statues, but permitted to keep them silenced by the powers that be.
The Declaration of Independence states we have the right and the responsibility to overthrow and abolish this type of Government, yet the majority sit silent on their couches hoping someone else will do the work. Now is the time to stand up America.. it is time to Re-Declare your Independence from such Tyranny at the hands of your government!
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