Skip to comments.A Second Declaration of Independence
Posted on 08/17/2014 9:03:15 AM PDT by mojito
When in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to assume that their president, hostile to the principles that formed the nation and determined to act with malice toward its inhabitants by suppressing their rights and enabling its enemies to prosper in their attempts to destroy it, must be confronted, a rational response for the nation is to encumber itself no more with such a president and reject his authority and the acolytes who carry out his wishes.
The sufferance of these United States impels action to ensure the existence of the nation. The history of the present president 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 minions to be charged with crimes both high and low in order to present an image utterly hostile to the truth; he has endangered the nation both from enemies abroad who have sworn its destruction by refusing to condemn their governments and in many cases, aiding and abetting them, and those enemies who enter the country defying its laws and intent on defying the laws once ensconced in the nation; he has invaded the sacred privacy of individuals by tolerating the use of government apparatus to spy on them without their knowledge;...he has endangered those most at risk as they serve their country by destroying the defensive tools intended for the protection of the nation...
(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...
The injuries and usurpations of the federal government in the last 20 years far exceed those of King George. We did not stand for it 250 years ago, why are we standing for it now?
My thoughts exactly.
"...and doing his job actually less often, and a rate that is lower than any President since Grover Cleveland."
This one is remarkably secular compared to the first. Also omits the “Right of the People to alter and abolish (tyrannical government) and to institute new Government”, never mind all direct references to God; I wonder why?
King George’s army was nowhere near as powerful as what we see today. All seeing, all knowing, all powerful.
When only a few folks stand up...they’ll be crushed. When a nation stands up...the enemy will be crushed.
Americans still have too much to lose. Until that changes, we are gonna witness tyranny become ever more present.
Sad, but true.
Very well written. It is going to be hard to dismantle the Democrat Party. You can’t shame them into quitting. They have no shame.
Politics used to be about selecting the best person for a job. The best person for a job was the person who would get the most efficient and effective use out of every hard-earned tax dollar, and they wouldn’t ask for any more tax money than was absolutely necessary. When was the last time you ever heard a Democrat campaign on that issue?
But as an indictment of King Hussein, I thought it was worth sharing.
The part about voting them out of power is fantasy.
They can’t be & they won’t be *voted* out of power
I’m not openly advocating anything. I’m simply stating a fact.
Massive civil disobedience, folks.
ORGANIZED civil disobedience.
What if they wrote a law, and nobody obeyed it?
What if they imposed a tax, and nobody paid it?
Educate the American people that Barack the Traitor and his Demonicrat regime need to be indicted, tried, convicted, and sentenced for giving aid and comfort to the enemy.
I have been calling for a “Re-declaration of Independence”, the “red” regions of the territory once known as “the United States of America” separating from the “blue” regions.
Since the “red” portion is very nearly contiguous, that would leave a whole lot of little “blue” islands scattered all across the territory. Each of these “blue” districts could become a republic in and of itself, and they could set up whatever cockamamie rules to govern themselves they wanted. The much larger “red” district could then resume the rule of law under the provisions of the existing Constitution of the United States of America, with certain exceptions, such as removal of the 16th, 17th, 18th and 20th Amendments altogether, and adding one new one, that the Federal government must provide a balanced budget and a pathway to payoff of the existing national debt, until it is fully cancelled.
And oh, yeah, there would be a STRICTLY enforced border drawn between the “red” district and all the little “blue” districts. Any troublemaker from a “blue” district that comes in attempting to agitate in the “red” district would be immediately and promptly deported to the “blue” district from whence he (or she) came. The second time, deported to Antarctica.
Yep. I think that’s where it’s going to start. Like the Colorado baker who refused to to endorse a homo wedding. He has also said he will not comply with the indoctrination order or the reporting requirements. Which puts the ball in the gummint’s court. Either they back down or they take this guy to jail for practicing his religion. If they try the latter and a thousand Christian soldiers stand against them, we’ve got a Bundy ranch situation all over.
Enough of these and we’ll either control this hostile government or it will escalate beyond mere peaceful resistance.
When your only voting options are between Tweedledum and Tweedledummer, the system no longer provides a solution, only the illusion of one.
Any nation that can elect Barack Obama not once but twice has negated the ballot box as a route to salvation.
I phrase it as this:
Those in power are disinclined to give it up.
But it leaves blameless the Congress and the Judiciary -- therefore it is wholly inadequate.
<>We did not stand for it 250 years ago, why are we standing for it now?<>
Back then, we had no input whatsoever. Today we have too much. Since 1913 the people have been responsible for putting their oppressors in office. Elections alone cannot cure our ills.
A law, and taxes are imposed by congress, and only signed into law and enforced by the president...
So...If we do not adhere to the “rule of law”, or pay our taxes, are we really in the right???
Don’t get me wrong, if the majority were to rise up and make the changes, when we have that opportunity, you know, those things called elections...
If we fail to get the turnout due to some pesky annoyances that somehow create this apathetic political environment we are living in now...
Who do we really have to blame???
If you wish to act like the fools in Ferguson, Mo., fine...
If you wish to be resolved, and resolute to the purpose for change (in a civil manner), then make sure YOU get up off your azz, get others (most important) to get off their azz, and do what is right, regardless of what you see and hear from now till November...
I do not disagree with your statement...It is what it implies that we (of conservative bent) not adhere to the rule of law...That idea feeds the mindset of political apathy...And that is a win/win for the liberal/socialists that desire to destroy the founding principles of this country once and for all...
It is not quite time to go to gun, for lack of a better term...We need to play this smarter and with more forward thinking than the immediacy of the emotional BS the left pushes on the weak minded in this country...
Yes we are.
Consider how many laws and taxes have been passed and instituted via illegal and unconstitutional methods.
I think a Declaration of our liberties and rights free from tyranny has to go beyond just what Obama has done, for we need a Declaration of Independence from the Federal Beast itself.
Aside from adding two additions, it very much applies today - and I think this one bests the revision on Breitbart which does indeed excise references to Nature's God.
-A Declaration of the Free People 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. Not that some men are more equal than others because of their skin color or minority status. That they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. These do not include as 'rights' healthcare, living wages and "social justice".
That to secure these rights of life, liberty and happiness, 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 we charge this government and those now in power as being destructive to our lives, our liberty and our happiness. In the course our Founders declared, we have such right to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as our Founding Fathers laid them down to effect in the best perfection achievable by man - our Safety and Happiness.
Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience has shown that mankind is more disposed to suffer tyranny, while tyranny is sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they have become enslaved. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism under the disguise of 'fairness' and 'equality' - 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 Conservative Americans; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter and abolish the federal Systems of Socialism in Government.
The history of this present Administration, Congress and the Judiciary and to extents, the previous twelve Administrations, Congresses and Courts, is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States and the people in them. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to the world:
They have violated our Constitutionally-protected rights of free exercise of religion and worship by abolishing Christian exercise and presence in public via courts pushing a secular religion.
They have violated our Constitutionally-protected right of speech by passing laws that criminalize belief and opinion; by laws written to impact and restrict citizen support in elective campaigns of representatives; by requiring licenses, fees, tickets and other assorted sundry demands to peaceably assemble; by demonizing citizens petitioning for a redress of grievances and shutting constituents from meetings to discuss pending legislation by arresting them on bogus charges and stacking the halls with bussed-in supporters; by creating a climate of hatred, fear and loathing for those opposed to this government's actions.
They seek to violate our Constitutionally-protected right of press and political speech by use of clever locality, diversity and content applications designed to restrict opinions and punish mass communication providers that do not comply with government-mandated rules designed to suppress dissent.
They have violated our Constitutionally-protected right to bear arms in outright infringement and by nefarious tax schemes intended to bar the right of the citizen to arms and possessions of arms to carry on his person or own in his own home.
They have bankrupted the entire nation in unfathomable and unrecoverable debt in behemoth government social programs robbing the treasury of the People by welfare ponzi schemes that have created mass entitlements designed to keep the people dependent on government assistance.
They have bankrupted the social security and medical aid programs that take by fiat, a portion of every income to support continued abuse and misappropriations by government bureaucrats.
They have bankrupted private industry by mandating regulations designed for cronyism and dependence of constituents to politicians for reelection.
They pass into law, thousands of pages of legislation, written by unknown persons and lobbyists without reading the bills or knowing what they contain.
They pass into law by inserting hidden 'riders' and 'pork', programs, taxes, regulations and tyranny into bills having nothing to do with the purpose of the proposed legislation.
They hamstring industry vital to national infrastructure by myriad regulations beholden to environmentalists that lobby Congress with money and advisement that ensure our national dependence on foreign energy supplies.
They have robbed wholesale the taxpaying public by nationalizing private business and industry, misappropriating billions of funds to bail out unspecified recipients and impoverishing the people and future generations of Americans in the process.
They have unconstitutionally mandated all citizens purchase government health insurance or face penalty.
They have designed bureaucratic panels to rule on matters of life and death in health care.
They pass laws on the citizenry that they exempt themselves from.
They have continually violated the law of the land and diminished the rights of American citizens by assisting in an invasion of foreign illegal immigrants providing entry and rein into the country without consequence at the expense of the citizenry for the purpose of expanding a political party with dependents.
They have provided aid and comfort to an Islamic enemy at war with the people of the nation, and afforded non-citizen enemy combatants with rights that are the sole province of American citizens.
The Courts have routinely legislated from the bench without any authority in cases brought before them.
The Courts have stated their decisions to rule according to foreign laws, personal life experiences and biases and not by the rule of the Constitution of the United States.
The courts, beholden to the Executive's Party have routinely declared laws passed by the will of the people in the several states to be null and void so as to promote policies and grant status to a minority promoting behaviors corrosive and hostile to the natural state and morality of the majority of the body politick.
The Courts have overturned the express will of the people who have petitioned and passed legislation to alleviate their burdens by personal political biases that are ruled unconstitutional based on wrongful precedents.
The Executive has refused his assent to Laws, rendering null and void by executive decree, those he seeks to diminish, and erected new laws without consent of Congress.
The Executive has decreed he will act unilaterally on his own authority, bypassing the Constitutionally-mandated protocols for passing legislation to become a defecto dictator.
The Executive has engaged in treason by denouncing his country and his countrymen on foreign soil while providing aid and comfort from the treasury to avowed enemies of the United States.
The Executive is engaged with facilitating an invasion of migrants into the country at taxpayer expense and circumventing immigration laws designed to ensure the domestic peace and tranquility of a civil society.
The Executive has pursued a goal of redistributing wealth and private property by demonizing private citizens and enacting policies designed to in his words "return the nation's wealth to their rightful owners".
The Executive is engaged in creating a standing civilian political army answerable only to him, that is "just as strong, just as large and just as well funded as the military".
The Executive is engaged in a preemptive and constant program of demagoguery and derision of political opponents to the point of using federal agencies to declare opponents "domestic terrorists" and to turn the citizenry against specific individuals and professions in order to enact takeovers of those properties.
The Executive has established a government snitch program by requiring citizens report opponents of the President's policies to a White House website that collected the information of 'dissidents' for further use in violation of the Constitution and law.
The Executive has unlawfully and unconstitutionally breached the Separation of Powers and duties specifically assigned to Congress by running the Census out of the Oval Office with a host of invasive questions for the purpose of redistricting the nation to ensure permanent political office for their party.
The Executive has engaged in routine deception of his policies, plans and statements, even concealing his eligibility for the High Office that he holds by refusing to reveal and release information that would qualify his tenure.
The Executive has erected a multitude of New Czars, unaccountable, un-reviewable and untenable to oversight or the recall of the people who will make law and policy outside of legislation to send swarms of Officers to harass our people, eat out of their substance and impoverish classes of Americans.
The Executive has combined with others to subject us to an ideology and jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts without Legislation.
For protecting his agents who used their office to assault, intimidate and deprive American Citizens of their right to organize, having deemed them to be political enemies.
For absolving his agents of accountability for such actions, granting them immunity from investigation or punishment for any lawbreaking which they should commit on the citizens of these States.
For penalizing our industries in deference to third world nations: For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent: For depriving us of our liberties:
For abolishing the Free Market System, establishing therein a Marxist government, and enlarging its power so as to render it at once as an absolute oligarchy of power in this country.
For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws and altering fundamentally the foundation and principles of the nation:
He has declared us "an unjust nation" and is waging War against us. He has plundered our wealth, ravaged our liberty, impoverished our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people.
He is at this time recruiting large armies of political Mercenaries from foreign lands to complete the works of redistribution, enslavement, death, desolation, and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Oppression and Enslavement paralleled in brutal Marxist regimes, and totally unworthy to hold the office of a civilized nation.
He has encouraged our fellow Citizens taken captive by decades of indoctrination, to bear false witness and eventually Arms against their Country, to become the executioners of their friends and Brethren.
He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavored to bring on the inhabitants of our nation, merciless Socialism and despotism whose history is one of destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.
In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress via the courts and the ballot box and in the most humble terms via our right to petition: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury, or denied via corruption and usurpation. A government, whose character is thus marked by every act which may define tyranny, is unfit to govern of a free people.
Nor have We been wanting in attentions to our government-supporting brethren. We have warned them of attempts by their government to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us all. We have reminded them of the circumstances of our liberty and the facts in our Constitution here. We have appealed to our commonality of citizenry and love of liberty to disavow these usurpations, which would inevitably enslave us all. They too seem 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 free individuals and Conservative people of the united States of America, in General Agreement, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of God Almighty and our fellow citizens, solemnly publish and declare, That we sovereign citizens of America are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent from the authoritarian arm of the federal government, that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the federal government, and that all political connection between them and the federal government in Washington D.C., is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent Sovereign Citizens, have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things that our Founder's intended within the boundaries of the Constitution of the United States of America which was our bulwark against an oppressive and intrusive government.
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.
What you describe may be closer to reality of what may be than a significant majority of Americans coming to their senses and casting off this yoke of tyranny from sea to shining sea.
What I've been supposing for a long while now.
This is civil war, even if it is only a "soft" civil war. In war, the winner gets to determine who is right. If you do this, you need to be prepared to take this to the end, and you better play to win. Otherwise it is just a futile gesture.
At this point in our national devolution into tyranny - what you suggest is INDEED a model we must follow - for it is the blueprint our Founders established and Providence blessed.
We must come to terms with THE FACT that the Federal Government no long has any legitimate, lawful authority over us. It has disqualified itself and ‘unkinged’ itself from rightful authority, because it acts wholly contrary to the Rule of Law as established. The IRS hearings with Koskinen bear witness to this truth.
Once this people come to that understanding, then we are justified to do as our forbears did, and refuse to comply with the edicts from an oligarchy that has no legitimate authority over us any longer.
That of course will reveal the true nature of the tyrant - and they will send out the king’s men to enforce their edicts by brute force . and then we will know what time it is . hopefully.
There will be a better one, when the default process is completed.
Agree completely. This goes back to the Lockeian definition of social contract. A contract works two ways and binds BOTH parties: we give up certain freedoms in exchange for which the government provides certain collective services to replace those freedoms. However, the white middle class is not being served by the government any longer, and hasn’t been for quite some time. Thus, the social contract is broken and we are no longer obligated to yield up our freedoms when all they do in empower our enemies.
Well, sure, some could argue that...
But technically you are not...
I’m not trying to throw a bucket of ice water on this...A part of me would be jumping to the head of the line...
When we get to that point we will more than likely have reached a point of no return anyway...
All bets are off, and this country will be sectioned off, as it will be the “fly over” states to sever ties and “possibly” conglomerate into another “agreement”...
I see this being more of an economic decision than a social one, I’ll give you (a guess) who will be on what side the political ideologies will fall on those two sides...
A personal “gut-check” question I usually ask, and it is rhetorical, so no need to answer in a public forum please...
“What are YOU prepared to do about it, and what are YOU prepared to sacrifice to help achieve those goal(s)?”
Those old fogie guys in white wigs didn’t just sit around at night after the dailies in Philadelphia...They usually went home and sat with their families making musket balls...They knew a fight was coming and not a lot of people were going to be very happy when the powers at be came down hard on them...
When we get to that point we will more than likely have reached a point of no return anyway...
I believe we have already passed the point of no return, but there is a "culture lag" so to speak that allows most of us to think it hasn't happened, and some of us to think it is even still possible to not pass that point - that hope that man's innate optimism gives rise to regardless of the reality.
I feel that we are going to go into full police state mode (rather close to that now, but it is more covert than overt), or if not, into some sort of a Balkanization. If it is the former, which I see as more likely at this point, I have no gut feeling for how compliant and submissive the "thinking" portion of our citizenry will or will not be. That will to some degree be affected by how obvious and dramatic and clearly discernible the "point of no return" is. People talk as if they expect the worst, but deep down they just can't believe it is really going to happen. Until after it does.
So divide and conquer???
Some areas that are already under a socialistic-lite control requiring little re-education (like most urban areas of the country???), thus heavy handed zones in urban areas that are not of the “correct” political mindset the latter has???
I do not believe it will be very easy to pacify areas where it is not considered compliant enough...
It will be bloody, messy and not very newsworthy if the propagandists cannot realistically present it to the masses of the compliant to prove they are totally in the right...But I am not going to hold my breath...
I believe your term “cultural lag” is really accurate...I would say it is also a “cultural denial (lack of reality)” that will work against the Constitutional originalist like myself...Those folks are all around you, I and many others...they are your friends, co-workers, neighbors and even family members...
I believe the “cultural lag” is very similar to that which preceded the first American Civil War...Where even families were ripped apart by the differences of opinion...And that is still a very dangerous condition...
Governments derive their "just power from the CONSENT of the governed"
We kick and scream about government...overbearing regulations...high taxes...corrupt financial system...destruction of the 2nd Amendment, but fail to stop and think that:
We CONSENT to overbearing regulations every time we ask permission from any government to improve our homes or businesses and need permits...
We CONSENT to high taxes every time we file that 1040...
We CONSENT to a corrupt financial system every time we spend or accept one of those "Federal Reserve Notes"...
We CONSENT to the destruction of our 2nd Amendment every time we walk into a gun store and submit to a background check.
The only way we're going to win is to stop consenting.