Because we all need to, from time to time, re-read this…

http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/declaration_transcript.html

What has specifically jumped out at me lately:

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 obstructed the Administration of Justice, by refusing his Assent to Laws for establishing Judiciary powers.


He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harrass our people, and eat out their substance.


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 depriving us in many cases, of the benefits of Trial by Jury.


For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws, and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments.


-BLT

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4 Responses to Because we all need to, from time to time, re-read this…

  1. caohaoim says:

    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.

    AMEN BROTHERS!! Let Revolution sweep the lands of tyranny.

    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.

  2. blt says:

    We’re certainly coming full circle…though I find some of it hilarious: “for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people.”

    If only our elected officials had more “manly firmness.”

  3. I just wanted to say “manly firmness”.

  4. caohaoim says:

    I was just over on PJTV and read this:

    Silent Cal was the only president who ever said, “Perhaps one of the most important accomplishments of my administration has been minding my own business.” And along the way, as Amity Shales mentions in our interview, “He was in office more than one presidential term. And when he left that office, the federal budget was lower than when he came in.

    It can be done.

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