Thursday, July 5, 2012

WHY BE SO OBNOXIOUSLY INDEPENDENT?

His name was George. He was the third King of England named George, thus he was known as King George III (King George the Third).

A group of his subjects had left England to start a new life for themselves in the land discovered by the Italian/Spanish sailor, Christopher Columbus.

King George III was determined not to lose his subjects and thus lower the revenues to the kingdom.

So he placed a heavy burden of taxes on those subjects and exercised inordinate control over them, backed by the presence of his military forces.

The people in that "new" land wanted to have more say in their way of life and considered it wrong that King George III would keep such tight reign on them, given the distance between them and the "motherland."

He referred to them as "The Colonies," a name which they soon adopted for themselves with great honor and gusto.

The colonists felt that King George III had repeatedly interfered with their rights. In doing so, had unfairly ruled over the American colonies.

The King had not allowed the colonists to enact laws that they felt would help them the most.

Every time the colonists felt they were being treated unfairly, they wrote the King. He answered by treating them even more unfairly.

The colonists felt that A ruler who abuses his power should not be able to rule over them. They wrote: "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.”

After trying many times to reason with King George III, to no avail, and having sent emissaries to him repeatedly only to have them return with no advance to their cause, they decided it was time to break ties with Great Britain, politically.

They declared their independence with a document that stated their reasons for wishing to be independent and that enumerated the violations of their rights he had committed upon them.

Those grievances were listed in the document as follows:

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 harass 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 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 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.

Most people know the opening lines of the Declaration of Independence, but few know the list of grievances the colonists sent to King George III.

Making adjustments for time that has passed, it is amazing to see how many of those grievances exist today and are placed upon us by our own government.

The reason it has become thus is that governments tend toward power and control, citizens toward complacency and laziness.

Abraham Lincoln prayed that a "...government of the people, by the people and for the people should never perish from this land."

Sadly, we are on a steady march to becoming a people of the government, by the government and for the government.

There are a great many among us, called "liberals," who like it that way and want to keep it that way.

What are we, then, to do?

The framers said this:

“...whenever any form of government becomes destructive [in protecting rights and responding to the people], it is the right of the people to alter or abolish it, and to institute a new government…”

Those were their words, not mine.

Is it still true today?

3 comments:

Sergeant D Honored Veteran said...

It looks like the Iranians are once again threatening attack US bases..
The Revolutionary Guards, are going to be conducting war games and said that the missiles were aimed at mock-ups of foreign military bases such as the USA and Israel.
There could be another possibility to consider is that Iran may purposely create an incident that would give Obama (the man-child) an opportunity for a very limited attack, say on some minor missile batteries. Why? Because they want to help Obama win the election, because they also know that Romney would certainly be a greater threat to their efforts than Obama (the man-child). Mahmoud Ahmadinejad knows Obama won't strike while he's campaigning, and so so I.
I say that if we're gonna be in a war with these maggots, then let's be in it to win it, not like we have done in the past..
For once and for all, hit them with the most massive bombing and missile attack possible. kill as many of them as possible as quickly as possible. wipe out their electricity. destroy their dams. level the city of Tehran. screw their "holy" sites. raze them to the ground. demand nothing less than unconditional surrender and under no circumstances spend a nickel to rebuild their country. all these half measures since Korea have achieved nothing. obliterate these bastards. nuke them. kill them by the millions. let the rest of the middle east know what's in store if they keep up their crap. Syria, Pakistan, you watching? let Jimmy Carter wring his hands, let the United Nations have a meeting and keep the annilhation up until every maggotyass mullah is headed for the hell they so richly deserve.
And stop sending our troops to these hell-holes like Syria, Libya, and Egypt, to risk their lives for these Muzzies.

Ducky's here said...

The big penis talk is a little off topic, Sgt. Rock.

Anyway Joe, I suggest reading the Italians of elites, Michels, Pareto, Mosca.

They have a convincing argument the political parties lead to oligarchy. Mix that with a bunch of Wall St. pimps and you've got deep yogurt.

Lone Ranger said...

Fits our Boy King Obama to a T.