Independence Day!!!!

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Today, we celebrate America’s Independence, existing as a free state.  I thought it worthwhile to post the Declaration of Independence. 

My bold ….

 

The Declaration of Independence: A Transcription


IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776.

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 harrass 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 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 Brittish 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.


Governments are established to secure the rights of the people. 

In the bizarre world we live in, people now use governance to strip us of our rights and overtly oppose our pursuit of happiness. 

It’s time for this nation to do some soul searching. 

A happy, safe, and thoughtful Independence Day to all!

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23 Responses to Independence Day!!!!

  1. omanuel says:

    Happy Fourth of July

    1. This great nation began with the “Declaration of Independence” on 4 July 1776.

    2. And finally ended 169 years later, in Oct 1945, because:

    _ a.) Eighty-seven years after 1776, in 1863, President Lincoln trusted and appointed a private, self-perpetuating group of distinguished scholars to advise the government on science and technology – The National Academy of Sciences.

    _ b.) Forty-nine years later, nations were united under the UN on 24 Oct 1945 and NAS spent research funds in federal research agencies to deceive the public about NEUTRON REPULSION in heavy atoms and stars in support of a worldwide “Secret Social Experiment.”

    https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/10640850/Introduction.pdf

    [The Sun’s interior was changed from iron to hydrogen in textbooks, and Aston’s valid nuclear packing fraction was replaced with von Weizsacker’s deceptive nuclear binding energy.]

    3. Climategate emails in late Nov 2009 first showed many of us the sad state of government science.

    4. After hearing six years of official excuses for deceptive government science, now – on 4 July 2015 – there is little or no doubt:

    The National Academy of Sciences that Lincoln established in 1863 betrayed the American public about the energy in cores of heavy atoms, some planets, ordinary stars and galaxies after 1945.

    Oliver

    • omanuel says:

      The National Academy of Sciences President Lincoln established in 1863 purposely deceived the American public about the energy that powers the Sun and sustains our lives – NEUTRON REPULSION – after 1945.

    • omanuel says:

      “Major Scientific (UN)Truths“

      AGW: Anthropogenic Global Warming
      SNM: Standard Nuclear Model
      SSM: Standard Solar Model
      BBC: Big Bang Cosmology

  2. gator69 says:

    Governments are established to secure the rights of the people.

    Actually that is a rare, and recent event in human history. The default position of humanity has always been slavery.

    Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny.
    -Thomas Jefferson

    Our founders used 28 fundamental principles to give us a government based upon the wisdom of thousands of years of attempts at free societies…

    1- The only reliable basis for sound government and just human relations is natural law.
    2- A free people cannot survive under a republican constitution unless they remain virtuous and morally strong.
    3- The most promising method of securing a virtuous and a morally stable people is to elect virtuous leaders.
    4- Without religion the government of a free people cannot be maintained.
    5- All things were created by God, therefore upon Him all mankind are equally dependent, and to Him they are equally responsible.
    6- All men are created equal.
    7- The proper role of government is to protect inalienable rights of all individuals equally.
    8- Men are endowed by their creator with certain inalienable rights.
    9- To protect man’s rights, God has revealed certain principles of divine law.
    10- The God-given right to govern is vested in the sovereign authority of the whole people.
    11- The people may alter or abolish a government that has become tyrannical.
    12- The United States shall be a republic.
    13- A constitution should be structured to permanently protect the people from the human frailties of their rulers.
    14- Life and liberty is secure so long as the right to property is secure.
    15- The highest level of prosperity occurs when there is a free market economy and minimum of government regulations.
    16- The government should be separated into three branches—legislative, executive and judicial.
    17- A system of checks and balances should be adopted to prevent the abuse of power.
    18- The unalienable rights of the people are most likely to be preserved if the principles of government are set forth in a written constitution.
    19- Only limited and carefully defined powers should be delegated to the government, all others being retained by the people.
    20- Efficiency and dispatch require government to operate according to the will of the majority, but constitutional provisions must be made to protect the rights of the minority.
    21- Strong local self-government is the keystone to preserving human freedom.
    22- A free people should be governed by law and not by the whims of man.
    23- A free society cannot survive as a republic without a broad program of general education.
    24- A free people will not survive unless they remain strong.
    25- Peace, commerce and honest friendship with all nations—entangling alliances with none.
    26- The core unit that determines the strength of any society is the family; therefore, the government should foster and protect its integrity.
    27- The burden of debt is as destructive to freedom as subjugation by conquest.
    28- The United States has a manifest destiny to be an example and a blessing to the entire human race.

    (28 Principles from “The Five Thousand Year Leap”, by Cleon Skousen)

    • omanuel says:

      Lincoln overlooked #17 – Checks and balances to avoid the abuse of power when he appointed a once-distinguished group of scholars to the National Academy of Sciences in 1883.

      Actually, Eisenhower was more to blame for letting a private, self-perpetuating group of distinguished scholars review budgets of research agencies that controlled large sums of funds after Eisenhower built the academic-military-industrial complex.

    • DirkH says:

      gator69 says:
      July 4, 2015 at 3:06 pm
      “”Governments are established to secure the rights of the people.

      Actually that is a rare, and recent event in human history. The default position of humanity has always been slavery.”

      I don’t think so; for instance in Northern Europe long before Christianisation there was the tradition of the Ting, a sort of townhall meeting for democratic decisionmaking. The Kelts were another culture with a very free society; the Common Law has Celtic roots so it’s thousands of years old. Can’t say much about ancient non-Europeans.

      The recent invention of the Nation State via Hobbes / The Leviathan picks up on these old tarditions as a kind of supersized tribal community. It is a recurring theme.

      Plato’s Republic is an abomination; and the father of Bolshevism. It is NOT what most ancient cultures were built upon, even in Plato’s time it remained a phantasy, a kind of 1984 of its day.

      • DirkH says:

        And for those who don’t know it, it has nothing in common with the American Republic. It is a kind of Agenda 21 with UN technocrats at the top and a Gaia religion for the peons, and childsnatching. Plato was a crazy aristocrat.

      • gator69 says:

        Democracies do not protect the rights of the individual, they are essentially mob rule. Thus the individual becomes the servant, or slave, of the mob.

        Without due diligence, man is enslaved, either by another man, or a mob.

        • DirkH says:

          Well I said democratic, I could have said collective decisionmaking. It was not slavery, that’s my point. The entire village community was THERE. If that’s already slavery for you I think that’s a silly notion. So if Honk turns out to be a thieving fellow and just won’t listen you’ll eventually send him into the swamps and good riddance to him. That was what they were doing. Protecting a community from harm is what organisation is about; not enslaving its members. And we can easily conceive that they wouldn’t make such a decision lightly back then, not like a yes-no survey form on a webpage. You’d quickly run out of people who are actually useful.

        • gator69 says:

          Well I said democratic, I could have said collective decisionmaking.

          “Democracy” and “collective decisionmaking” are the same thing. Without a “Bill of Rights”, the indiviual is a slave to someone, or something.

        • DirkH says:

          So what would a bill of right look like in practice. Like, in an illiterate society. It would be rules. Had these people rules? Yeah sure. THe Ting itself is a rule. My, this is splitting hairs.

        • gator69 says:

          It is not splitting hairs, it is spliting mob rule from the protection of minorities.

        • DirkH says:

          I know the Republican obsession with distinguishing between democracy and Republic but I see that as a formulaic approach. In practice rules are fluid (when you have a crazy Supreme Court, look what happens. But the opposite scenario is also possible: You have certifiably insane rules but the people in control decide, well let’s do it differently , these rules are too weird, let’s scrap them. Treaties get scrapped, forgotten or broken all of the time. Laws as well, by the people as well as by the government.)

          The primitive societies I described could become rather lenient or rather insane depending on all kinds of circumstances. Most of the time it was probably boring and peaceful.

          So if you absolutely MUST write down rules then yeah, make a rule to protect minorities, sure.

  3. Latitude says:

    it was actually two days ago…

  4. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    Have a good Independence day and weekend.

    On the other hand keep in mind that Obama is the result of your system of government!

    On the third hand consider that we are about to get King Charles III as our head of state (Australia is still theoretically a monarchy). Its not looking like he will be better than the previous two Charleses. But we will have something new in the world: a green marxist monarch to go with a green marxist pope and a green marxist President. What a wonderful set of three oxymorons!

  5. leftinflagstaff says:

    It seems the natural state is a continual struggle between the control addicts and those refusing to be controlled. Government is just who has the upper hand at the time.

    • DirkH says:

      I see the government as THAT weaponized bunch who currently has control.
      And we the people GRANT them that control and a sizeable chunk of our income in exchange for their service in PROTECTING us.

      The deal breaks down when they refuse to do so. After the breakdown, a renegotiation of who gets the new contract happens.

      • leftinflagstaff says:

        That’s part of it also. But both a tyrannical and a libertarian government will generally defend its own from attempts at external domination. The key is how much they inflict internal domination.

        • DirkH says:

          “will generally defend its own from attempts at external domination. ”

          A sufficiently suicidal government has a very fluid definition of who it is they want to protect. We have such governments now.

        • leftinflagstaff says:

          Yes. I include those in the tyrannical group.

      • Bruce of Newcastle says:

        You didn’t use a thousand words Dirk, but here is a picture. 🙂

        From here.

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