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0934, 04 Jul 21

The Declaration of Independence

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.


0934, 04 July 2021


  1. Pat

    This July 4th please remember that the insurrectionists smeared their own feces on the walls of the Capitol building during their January 6th invasion.

    Never forget!

  2. Le Roi du Nord

    Absolutely, never, ever, forget.

  3. Mar

    You have video of that, Pat?

  4. Mar

    Look, Le Roi supports anti-government, gun carrying and insurectionists that tried to overthrow the government.
    Something tells me, Le Roi, you would have been on the British side back in the 1700’s

  5. Le Roi du Nord

    100% wrong again, mar. Too many warm Coors today?

  6. Mar

    Actually, Le Roi, you like bureaucracy and big government and you supposedly worked for the government, all which describes the British. You have total faith in government leaders , the fake doctor Fauci, who would have been a British leader.
    You support government buying up land, though the British would normally take but they have may have paid for it.
    You like old tyrannical leaders, like the king of England.
    You support people who raise taxes, another British tradition.
    So, yeah, you would have been on the British side.

  7. Mar

    Pat, how do you know it wasn’t some senile Congresscritter who escaped from their office, waddled down the halls and wanted to decorate the walls?

  8. Le Roi du Nord

    100% wrong yet again.

    Didn’t you work for the government?

  9. Mar

    Once again,Le Roi, you produce no evidence to prove me wrong. So either you admit you are wrong or you are a coward.
    And yes, I taught in public schools for 20 years but I almost always had a second job while I was teaching. In fact, I have worked in the private sector since I was 12 so for 48 year I have worked in the private sector.

  10. Kevin Scheunemann

    Wouldn’t be a July 4 without ungrateful liberals.

  11. Mar

    Kevin, we need liberals, they are the yardstick of stupidity.
    For instance, Le Roi measures out to 35.8 inches of stupity.
    Pat, probably 30 inches of stupity because on occasion, she comes with some very good osts.
    Jonnyv is probably a 15.

  12. Mar

    If I said Le Roi was smart as a rock, I would be insulting the rock family.
    A rock usually stays in one place and know when to be quiet when it comes to talking or writing.
    Le Roi, on the other hand, waddles around in his Depends and when he writes, 99.8% of the time, it is something stupid.

  13. Le Roi du Nord

    Evidence you want? Why waste time with disproving your moronic claims that I was a British supporter in 1776?

    However, it is easy to prove that Keith Hernandez isn’t a murderer, the Brits didn’t have airports in 1776, and the Dr. Fauci is a real Doctor.

    And since your theory’ is that government employees would have supported the British, you would , by your own admission, be included in that category.

    Interesting fun fact : On this day in 1985, Keith Hernandez hit for the cycle in a 19 inning win over the Braves.

  14. dad29

    smeared their own feces on the walls of the Capitol building

    Nope. That was the Wisconsin public employees after Act 10 in the State capitol.

    Prove me wrong.

  15. Mar

    So, again, Le Roi, you have nothing.
    Thank you for proving me right again.

  16. Le Roi du Nord

    Facts don’t persuade you, mar? Again, your willful ignorance on full display. Bravo!

  17. Mar

    What facts? Your word is shit around here. Actually, your word is worse than shit. Shit, vomit, pee and exploding diarrhea comes close to what your word and trustworthiness is worth.

  18. MjM

    Patsy revels in shit : “ This July 4th please remember that …”

    … Patsy reads only headlines produced by leftist bloggers and “journalists” and, cheered on by Nazi Nort, takes whatever nonsense written as gospel truth.

  19. Le Roi du Nord


    Everything in my 9:07 PM post is is fact. And everything you said about me is not. What different worlds we live in.

  20. Mar

    Shit for Brains Le Roi strikes again.

  21. Le Roi du Nord


    So rather than dispute the facts, you drop down to your go to response: call folks names. Consistency is your sole virtue. Maturity isn’t.

  22. Mar

    No Nothing Le Roi, you presented no “facts” that proved me wrong. Just Senile Joe gibberish.
    And you certainly are proving my contention that you are just an uneducated moron.

  23. Le Roi du Nord

    Do you even know what the definition of “fact” or “facts” is? Sure doesn’t seem like it.

  24. Mar

    Some more ways you are like the British, Le Roi:
    The British lost the war, when was the last time you won an argument?
    The British army wore the same old uniforms and marched in the same lines.
    You repeat the same old lines.
    The British were arrogant and stupid.
    You are arrogant and stupid.
    The British believed they would win, which was wrong.
    You believe in climate change, which is wrong.
    The Americans mocked the British
    We mock you here.
    You play the victim card.
    I am sure when the remaining British came home after being defeated, they played the victim card as well.

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