Around the 4th of July Weekend in 2017, I took it upon myself to read the Declaration of Independence that is one of the founding documents of The United States’s independence from the United Kingdom, and was ratified n July 4th, 1776. If I had read it before it was surely with a mind that understood politics and other things in a different way. The document was quite gripping when I compared it to the political landscape in the world, and especially in the United States of America.
There are general claims to times in the past when America was greater, some claim it never was. Some make specific claims that there were times in the past that were more indicative of policies that should be adopted today. For example immigration, many say it is a nation of immigrants so should leave have unfettered immigration if not open borders outright. To these It may be worth remembering much of that was a time before Visas, Passports let alone welfare and fiat currency. Others claim though it was a certain kind of immigrants and they came to a land relatively uninhabited. To those I say, though everyone does essentially immigrate from someone and your multigenerational ancestor could be subject to the same qualifier you apply to recent migrants due to their lack of ‘roots.’
That is it. What is the root of the matter? I read the declaration and was struck with the sentiment within. There were things people did not want, They wanted freedom from those things. They wanted the ability to choose how they go about their day to day lives. Much of politics today is about what people want. Programs needed to provide those things. The ability to regulate what others in their day to day lives. What happened to the people that created the Declaration? Can the current ones once again be those people?
As Bill Whittle said, the constitution of the United States of America was either complicit in or unable to stop the creation of the largest state the world has ever seen (paraphrasing and pretty certain it was Mr. Whittle). It can and has been changed. Despite that people are drawn to those united states. Something about it’s foundation remains true. Where are the sort of independent minded people that created it, or have they been replaced with those dependent on control of and by others, are masses needed or only a few? without the levels of injustice in the pat would there have been a reason to declare for independence…
Here is my reading of The Declaration of Your Dependence.
- Declaration of Independence: A Transcription | National Archives
- Rough draft of the Declaration Of Independence | PBS Draft by Thomas Jefferson addressed slavery.
- Pdf. Version of Declaration of Dependance
The Declaration of your Dependence
IN THE CURRENT YEAR, 2017
In an Inexplicable Declaration Citizens in the United States of America
When in the Course of human events, it has become possible for one people to dissolve the political bands which have constricted them to the whims of another, and to assume among their powers as earthlings, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of humanities civilization entitle them, have embraced an indecent reverence to the opinions of elites that requires all should desist in decrying the causes which impel them to subjugation.
They claim these to be self evident truths, that all men are are social constructs, that are defined by their own creative identification with uncertain and arbitrary rights, that often exclude Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, the State is to preside over Men, deriving its increasing powers despite the consent of the governed, –That whenever any form of government feels offensive to their ends, it is the right of the Progressive to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new governance, laying it’s foundation on such impracticalities and obfuscating its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to redefine safety and happiness. Progressives, indeed, will dictate that governance long established should be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all expedience be shouldered, and that mankind is more disposed to suffer, while evils are microscopic, than to strengthen themselves by overcoming the fears to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of challenges and unaccounted for tasks, perplexingly invoking the same objection, exposes a desire to reject them in favor of degeneracy. It is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such government, and to provide new guides for their future senility.—Such has been the patient subversion by those ‘civilities’; and such is now the hypocrisy which convinces them to alter their formidable system of governance. The history of the present ‘Warriors of Social Justices’ is a history replete with inanities and absurdities, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over the States. To prove this, let facts be submitted to a candid world.
They refuse to Assent to Laws, claiming them to feel unwholesome and unnecessary for the public good.
They forbid their Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance; and when so instituted, they utterly neglect to attend to them as they are intended to fail and further their goals of more control.
They refuse to pass other laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people will relocate from living in places mostly viewed from a great height, from flights frequented by the better and more cosmopolitan.
They piece together legislative structures composed in a manner that is unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the day-to-day of the general publics reality, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with their measures.
They dissolve representative measures repeatedly, for opposing with humane firmness their invasions on the rights of the people.
They continue to refuse, after such dissolutions, to allow localized structures to be erected; whereby the legislative powers, capable of action, could return to the people at large their agency; The states remain in the mean time exposed to all the dangers of matching the reliance on funding from without to the considerations within.
They endeavor to curate the population of the States; for that purpose obstruct the policies for naturalization of foreigners; increasingly promoting others to incentivize their migrations, and raising conditions of new apartheid of lands.
They obstruct the administration of justice, by refusing their assent to enforce laws established by Judiciary powers.
They make judges dependent on their whim alone for adjudication and further convolute the hierarchy, practice and rule of law.
They propose a multitude of new offices, and send swarms of officers to regulate the people, and parasite off of their substance.
They keep populated, in times of peace, standing armies without a comparative threat to combat.
They affect to render the military independent of and superior to the civilians needs.
They conspire to subject the USA to a jurisdiction other that it’s constitution, and unacknowledged by it’s laws; giving assent to their acts of preemptive legislation:
To quarter large forces of armed police among themselves:
To protect criminals, by a mock trial, from punishment for various crimes which they commit on the inhabitants of their States:
To contract away their trade with all parts of the world:
To impose taxes on people without their consent:
To deprive them in many cases, of the benefits of trial by jury:
To trap them behind bars after trials for pretended offenses.
To admonishing the free system of English laws in their neighborly practices, in favor of establishing a global governance, and enlarge it’s boundaries so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument to introduce the same absolute rule of collectivism:
To limit your own choices, admonish your most valuable laws, and alter fundamentally the growth of your government:
To suspend your own liberties, and declare others invested with power to legislate for you in all cases whatsoever.
They abdicate government there, by declaring others out of their political correctness and wage war against them.
They claim for their so called ‘greater good’ patrol the seas, range the coasts, regulate towns, and destroy the livelihoods of people.
They continue to at this time, transcribe large amounts of foreign concerns to complete 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 denizens of a civilized nation.
They constrain their fellow cohabitants, take and indoctrinate them to bear arms against their country, to become the executioners of their friends and brethren, or to fall themselves by their hands.
They excite domestic insurrections amongst themselves, and endeavor to bring on the opponent’s of their forefathers, the Socialists, Fascists and Communists, whose conjoined rule of warfare and welfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.
In every stage of these oppressions, individualists petition for redress in the most humble terms: Their repeated petitions are answered only by repeated insult and injury. A progressive whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a tyrannical toddler, is unfit to decide the rules of a free people.
Nor are individualists wanting in attentions to their conservative brethren, be they within and without the nation’s boundaries. They warn them from time to time of attempts by the collectivists to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over all. They remind them of the circumstances of the emancipation and successful maintenance of the United States of America. They appeal to their innate need for justice and magnanimity, and confirm them by the ties of their common kindred to disavow these usurpations, which, will inevitably interrupt their connections and correspondence. Too many are deaf to the voice of justice and of civility. Soon it may be unavoidable to acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces lack of civility, and hold them, as one would hold the rest of mankind, Enemies in War, in Peace Friends.
You, therefore, the residents of the United States of America, in general cohabitation, assembled, answering to the supreme laws of the land for the rectitude of your intentions, in the name, and by example of the good people of the country, should solemnly publish and declare, that the United States of America has, and of right ought to be a free and independent union of states; that they are absolved from all allegiance to the constant growth of the state, and that all political connection between the local and federal power of the state, is and ought to be totally deregulated; and that as free and independent states, they have full power to legislate laws, conclude pacts, contract acquisitions, encourage commerce, and to do all other acts and things which independent states may of right do. And oppose any declarations of dependence, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine providence, and mutually pledge to each other your minds, your fortunes and your sacred honor.
Sincerely & Regrettably,