When In The Course Of Human Events

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Sat, Jul 4, 2015 - 10:39am

It's Independence Day in the U.S. and most if us in America are familiar with our Declaration of Independence and it's "self-evident truths" and "unalienable rights". However, when was the last time you read the entire document penned by Thomas Jefferson in 1776? Now, more than ever, it is imperative that you familiarize yourself with the original rationale for forging an independent, American nation.

Again, almost everyone can recite from memory most of this passage from the DoI:

"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's all well and good and what is described is certainly "self-evident". However, considering the times we live in:

  • Abject corruption by elected representatives in the legislative branch of government
  • Disregard of law and Constitution by leaders of the executive branch of government
  • Willingness to amend and create new law by the judicial branch of government
  • Unlawful suppression of liberty and individual rights by the "bureaucratic branch of government"
  • Complete capture and propagandizement of the "media branch of government"
  • I believe that it is imperative that you read today the rest of the Declaration of Independence. Why? Perhaps you should review the rationale for revolution, laid out by Thomas Jefferson 239 years ago as the colonies were being held captive by a earlier, similarly tyrannical and despotic form of government (personal emphasis added):

    "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."

    True in 1776. Still true in 2015.

    TF

    Full Declaration found here: https://www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/declaration_transcript.html And reprinted below:

    IN CONGRESS, JULY 4, 1776
    The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America

    hen 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 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 benefit 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 British 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.

    New Hampshire:
    Josiah Bartlett, William Whipple, Matthew Thornton

    Massachusetts:
    John Hancock, Samuel Adams, John Adams, Robert Treat Paine, Elbridge Gerry

    Rhode Island:
    Stephen Hopkins, William Ellery

    Connecticut:
    Roger Sherman, Samuel Huntington, William Williams, Oliver Wolcott

    New York:
    William Floyd, Philip Livingston, Francis Lewis, Lewis Morris

    New Jersey:
    Richard Stockton, John Witherspoon, Francis Hopkinson, John Hart, Abraham Clark

    Pennsylvania:
    Robert Morris, Benjamin Rush, Benjamin Franklin, John Morton, George Clymer, James Smith, George Taylor, James Wilson, George Ross

    Delaware:
    Caesar Rodney, George Read, Thomas McKean

    Maryland:
    Samuel Chase, William Paca, Thomas Stone, Charles Carroll of Carrollton

    Virginia:
    George Wythe, Richard Henry Lee, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Harrison, Thomas Nelson, Jr., Francis Lightfoot Lee, Carter Braxton

    North Carolina:
    William Hooper, Joseph Hewes, John Penn

    South Carolina:
    Edward Rutledge, Thomas Heyward, Jr., Thomas Lynch, Jr., Arthur Middleton

    Georgia:
    Button Gwinnett, Lyman Hall, George Walton

    More excellent background information on The Declaration and its signers can be found here: https://www.rushlimbaugh.com/pages/static/my_father_s_speech

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      155 Comments

    lakedweller2
    Jul 4, 2015 - 2:05pm

    State of the Union

    Congress, the Supremes, and the Executive Branch leadership should be made to have a State of the Union type session on July 4th, with mandatory attendance, and the Declaration of Independence read to them as listed above by TF.

    MSM then should be required to discuss and report on their interpretation of the original meaning by the authors which would be monitored by groups such as the ACLU, PBS, etc for accuracy.

    Then each person in attendance should be required to send a letter to their constituency explaining what the session meant to them and what they plan to personally do to correct the situation and then monthly reports as to progress and who specifically is blocking progress and why.

    Maestro
    Jul 4, 2015 - 2:08pm

    Keep Drinking the Cool-Aid

    Independence from the NSA?

    Independence from the FED?

    Independence from Jade Helm?

    Independence from Too Big To Fail?

    ....it has to be earned before it can be celebrated.

    CALelf
    Jul 4, 2015 - 2:31pm

    USA vs. US Corporate

    Having graduated from UCLA School of Law and practiced in California since 1969, I was quite surprised the first time I read that there were two Federal Constitutions one for the United States of America (the original one) and another for the United States (the Corporation).

    I don't recall anything being said in my Constitutional Law classes about a corporate replacement of the original Federal non-organization and Constitution.

    One would think that the Law Schools of this Country would have a very great interest in resolving the true state of our Federal system. But crickets reign. Even if the Corporate replacement theory is wrong, it would help to have our Law School Constitutional scholars weigh in on the confusion engendered by the constant chatter on the internet.

    To that end, I intend to send a letter to the UCLA Law School Dean and request that this issue be officially addressed.

    I believe that putting this question to the experts is just as important as is a review of the Declaration of Independence. I do support any effort to remind ourselves of our heritage expressed in that astounding document. It represents a very high point in our development and we should likely be well served by returning to its fundamental truths. Thanks for reminding us Craig.

    PS: It also grinds on me every time I hear a politician refer to "our democracy" or to helping to establish "democracy" in other countries. In addition to requiring the Congress to review the Declaration of Independence, it might be equally important to remind them why our Constitution of written for a Constitutional Republic rather than a democracy (mob rule).

    Sound Money Minnow
    Jul 4, 2015 - 2:35pm

    Read the Declaration of Independence today

    With recent SOTUS decisions, I wonder what flag most are flying. Interesting times we live in. The good perceived as evil, and evil good, comes to mind from scriptures. By the way, I could care less what you do in your bedroom. When it imposes on the freedom of religious expression it crosses a line. The tolerance crowd is most intolerant of others. I am getting ready to enjoy a nice day with the neighbors, breaking bread, enjoying a few adult beverages, and hoping to have a freedom and PM discussion if the opportunity arises. May our Independence Day not be reduced to commercialism, like everything else.

    God Bless all my friends, and fellow travelers here.

    Thank you for posting it Craig. You are a person who gets it. We appreciate you, and pray for your peace, prosperity, and truth to shine a light to others.

    SMM

    Maestro
    Jul 4, 2015 - 3:15pm
    Dr. P. Metals
    Jul 4, 2015 - 3:31pm

    cool-aid and alligators

    This seems pretty appropo to all those we've tried to warn of what's coming, and also to today's generation:

    https://the-end-time.blogspot.com/2015/07/blank-alligators-he-said-and-w...

    Null
    Jul 4, 2015 - 3:35pm

    Sorry Turd...

    My apologies to all of Turd-ville for my drunk'en rant last night (here in the UK). My only excuse is the warm-humid weather and the constant boot on the Gold&Silver throat. Hot weather seldom makes an English man's temper for the good. Again, sorry for that.

    Mr. Fix
    Jul 4, 2015 - 3:43pm

    Points to ponder:

    For the new normal America...

    I pledge allegiance to no flag, but to truth and morality...

    ...which doesn’t seem to exist in the Divided States of America.

    And to no republic, for it stands for nothing; One nation, under surveillance,

    completely divided

    with Liberty and Justice destroyed

    and inalienable rights taken from us all.

    Source: ArmstrongEconomics.com

    https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-07-04/pledge-allegiance-new-normal-a...

    Louie
    Jul 4, 2015 - 3:45pm

    No worries TheSnorkelParka

    Hat tip me if you have never done anything you regretted when you were drunk.

    Nephi
    Jul 4, 2015 - 3:45pm

    Citigroup news

    https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-07-04/why-did-citigroups-precious-me... So what does this mean? They have 4 trillion in Silver derivatives… For us precious metal Stakers are we going to be taken to the cleaners again? Is this good news or bad news for price explosion that some have been preaching?

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