Saturday, July 2, 2011
Re-Declaration of Independence
I found this in the 'Just Blowing Smoke' archives while digging around for something else, and decided to shine it up a bit for re-publishing on a day that usually tries to find me keeping it in a bit of a lighter mood. I hope you enjoy it ...
About Congress July 4, 2011 The Re-Declaration of Independence of the 50 Oppressed, but still United States of America
When in the course of government-controlled events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which connected them to what can no longer be considered a viable form of government, and to decry among the powers of the earth an intellectual position which has nothing to do with either The Laws of Nature or to Nature's God to which they are entitled, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes that have separated them from such Tyranny and reconnected them with their own good Common Sense.
We hold these truths to be evident to all apparently but a few misguided members of the Mainstream Media; that all men are created equal, some of course being more equal than others. That while they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights, they are now encouraged by Government and the Mainstream Media to show the lack of courage and good sense which thereby allows them to relinquish those same rights: Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness; while simultaneously embracing the ridiculous concepts of the right to a good paying job, full medical care, a home that they can't make the payments on, a smoke-free environment, and full amnesty and free education for illegal immigrants. That to secure such relinquishment, Governments are corruptly expanded in spite of Men, deriving their increasingly overbearing powers from the belief that elected officials and non-elected bureaucrats are far smarter than they. That whenever any form of Government becomes aggressive in securing such twisted ends, it is the further Right of the People to be ignored by such Government, and for that Government to create new laws, rules, regulations, and taxes to exert further control over a population that has become little more than a flock of bleating sheep; laying its foundation on previously committed abuses of power, and altering such rules or forms as may be deemed necessary to most likely protect their petty Government positions, authority, and lavish salaries and benefits. Prudence indeed will dictate that Governments, changing the rules as they go along, shall not be changed back, nor be challenged in such pursuits for light, transient, or any other causes for that matter. Accordingly, all experience has shown that once such Government has been instituted, that mankind becomes more disposed to suffer the most insufferable of evils rather than to right a ship of state that has listed so far from its original purpose that the deck may no longer be stood upon. But when a long train of abuse and usurpations pursuing invariably the same Object, evinces a design to reduce them under all but absolute Despotism, it should be their right and their duty to throw off such Government, excepting that such would require far too many of what has become little more than sheeple to remove their morbidly obese, overstuffed faces from the Government trough. Such is now the patient suffering of the people of these States and is now the necessity which constrains them, as the Federal government seeks to alter the last bit of freedom and liberty left in this nation in order to fully embrace the concept that the lack of need for honest labor, for self-reliance, and for personal responsibility are essential to their continued happiness.
To prove this, let the Facts of our Government be submitted to a candid world. It has confiscated the legitimately earned money of some to in turn give it to others; outside the rule of law, the concept of a legally binding contracts, and the definition of property rights as understood in law for many centuries.
It has favored Union workers over legitimate investors when dividing up private corporations that it had no right to divide in any way, let alone as it sees fit. It has fired the chief executives of private companies with neither the vote nor approval of that company's Board of Directors. It has forced private companies to accept government funding, and with it government control.
It has forced both sale and merger on private companies at the point of a financial gun and the threat of a full-throated, government backed, negative media campaign. It has appointed the equivalent of government royalty (more commonly known as Czars) without either lawful election or legislative branch confirmation required of it under the document which defines it.
It has sought to make equal not the opportunity of all, but the results of all through wealth distribution in the form of ill-disguised, onerous, and oppressive taxation.
In every stage of these Oppressions, we citizens have sat idly by for the most part, ignorant by choice to the assault on liberty and freedom, and numb to the abuses of power committed upon us. Those few who have humbly begged for a return to Common Sense and a Redress of such past ills as have been committed have been universally maligned and unmercifully vilified for their efforts by both those in power and by the members of the so-called fourth estate.
We the few remaining therefore, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for rectitude of our intentions, do in the Name, and by the Authority granted us under the original Declaration of Independence, and by the Constitution on which our Government was designed (and limited), solemnly publish and declare ourselves in opposition to the destruction of freedoms and liberties being perpetrated on us at an ever increasing pace in this country.
We further declare that we will Peacefully resist further oppression of its people and perversion of its laws to the best of our abilities, and if need be to our final breath. We undertake this endeavor humbly, but firm in our resolve, firm in the belief of our principles, and firm with the knowledge of the rightness of our cause as God has given us the light to see it.