August 13, 2014 | Constitution, Founders, Founding Documents, History, Republic
In June of 1776, Richard Henry Lee of Virginia presented to the representatives of the Thirteen Colonies a Resolution that stated:
“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; that measures should be immediately taken for procuring the assistance of foreign powers, and a Confederation be formed to bind the colonies more closely together.”
On July 2nd, 1776 the representatives of Twelve Colonies voted in favor of the resolution that turned subjects of the crown into independent people, and states with rights equivalent to those of all other sovereign nations. As such, the need to establish a rule of law, and the reasons for which this separation had been adopted needed to be documented into law.
“In CONGRESS, July 4, 1776.
By THE REPRESENTATIVES OF THE
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
In GENERAL CONGRESS ASSEMBLED.”
“Submitted to a candid world”, not only a new rule of law, but also a declaration of war on “A Prince whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant,…”
When the Representatives of the States united in a cause of independence signed the “Declaration” they were turning the noble words of the document into a codified statement of law.
We hold these truths to be self-evident:
1. That all men are created equal.
2. That they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights.
3. That among these rights are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
4. That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men.
5. That these governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed.
6. That the People retain the right to alter or abolish any form of government when that government infringes upon the rights and privileges of the People.
7. That the People retain the sovereignty 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.
As free and independent states, the People had to consider the consequences of such a break from a monarch. Undoubtedly, the king would move to retain what he believed to be his of divine right. Tyrants do not relinquish their power by the words of their subjects, no matter how eloquent the reasons are detailed. War would be inevitable.
As is right and proper, the representatives of the newly formed government “declared to a candid world” reasons for such a separation, and the causes that led the good People of these now united States to resist any further abuse, and tyranny.
He has refused his Assent to Laws, has quartered large bodies of troops, imposed taxes without our consent, and in every stage of these oppressions has ignored our Petitions for Redress of Grievance:
1. He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws.
2. He has refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of people.
3. He has obstructed the administration of Justice.
4. He has constructed a multitude of offices to harass our people, and eat out their substance.
5. He has kept amongst us in times of peaces, standing armies.
6. He has affected to render the military independent and superior to the Civil power.
7. For abolishing the free system of English laws.
8. For taking away our most valuable laws, and altering fundamentally the forms of our government.
9. For suspending our own legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with the power to legislate for us in all causes whatsoever.
10. He has incited domestic insurrections.
The attributes of our government, and the causes for the impending war were much more detailed in the Declaration, but I’ve attempted here to highlight what our fundamental form was about, and what particular grievances are so obvious today. Why?
Because, first and foremost, the Declaration is a timeless document that has not become passé, politically incorrect, or negligent of the needs of the whole of the People. It stated for the record the desires of all men and women, for which we should strive. It also laid the groundwork for a nation that would not be bullied or stand aside when tyranny and injustice raised its ugly head.
As a whole, we’ve done quite well since the outset. We flourished as a nation, building monuments to the ability of man when he is free of the burdens of constant government intervention.
Yes we’ve made many mistakes, but certainly no more than other nations, and far, far less than the vast majority.
We must remember that it was white men and women, who worked to free slaves, and it was also white men and women who marched with oppressed blacks down the streets of Atlanta to bring about the Civil Rights change.
It was those same middle class men, and their representatives who helped achieve the right to vote for women. Certainly with no vehicle to attain their goal other than their husbands, sons, and all male legislatures, the dream could never have been accomplished.
This country built the largest population of middles class people, and they did it by butting heads with some robber barons, some legislators, and then coming together with rich men such as Henry Ford who recognized the values of a content, and happy working class to be able to afford the very products they built.
In the labyrinth of good and evil that permeates mankind this nation stood far and above the others, and it was for the most part attained by the hands and blood of the men that our schools now teach us to hate. Despite the propaganda that is today’s liberal agenda it is not the downtrodden that accomplish their goal through peaceful means, but rather those who think through the inconsistencies, and injustice, and take the stand to change.
The problem at hand is that those who profess to be the great progenitors of equality are rarely if ever in that role. You seldom hear the true fighters coming forward and claiming “I did that”. It is history, and the work of truth seekers who bring us the real story. It is the individually curious mind that seeks the truth while wading through the miasma of lies that are cast by the most devious and evil amongst us.
The truth of the matter is this. We fought a war for independence from a tyrant who cared little for the rights of man. We fought a Civil War, in which we sacrificed the lives of some 700,000 men, not to free the slaves, but rather to attain the goal of a maniac who disliked the notion of the republic and to fill the coffers of his corporate backers. Years later we created slaves of the majority of the population, again at the hands of robber barons in the form of the banking industry.
The sad part is that it is there for the good People to learn through the study of the journals and records of the day. It is, perhaps our gullibility, laziness, and other factors that deny us the determination to seek the truth. After all, would our teachers, judges, and bureaucrats lie to us? The undeniable truth is that they do it, and they do it to enhance their own status.
The monsters of the agenda to completely enslave the American people are those we’ve been thought to trust. They have names that any logical person would know have nothing at all to do with their agenda. Some actually believe they are doing good, forsaking all that history has thought them, and going blindly by the words of their masters.
The most evil of these groups and individuals have names such as the Ford Foundation, the Carnegie Group, The Teachers Union, National Organization for Women, The Southern Poverty Law Center, Barack and Michele Obama, Bill and Hillary Clinton, Bill and Melinda Gates, Dianne Feinstein, Chuck Schumer, The Supreme Court, Mothers Demand Action, and a host of others too numerous to mention that are funded by the Rockefeller Foundation and people such as George Soros who have nothing but evil intent for their fellow man.
The rank and file may very well have good intentions, but they are typically swayed by the whims, terms, and in many cases, by the intentional actions of their own government to subvert the rights of the People.
When the Declaration was written, it was a novel and noble attempt at defining a grand idea in which we the People of the Colonies united in just cause to remove ourselves from the bonds of tyranny and establish a new, and enlightened society. It had flaws, but men who sought justice, not the miraculous overnight change in the mindset, and character of the day, wrote it well beyond its time.
Today we live is a world in turmoil, made so by those who profess to be progressives and enlightened. It is a far cry from the pen of Thomas Jefferson, to the enacting body of men who debated the ins and outs of a new Republic. We have not carried out the forward thinking actions of men who knew they would hang together if they failed, but rather have fallen prey to the devious, and the demonic.