IN CONGRESS ASSEMBLED, July 4, 1776.
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."
If you believe that our government is broken and that it is no longer the guardian of our liberty, it is time for us to alter or abolish it. The government was created by the consent of the people living in 1787 and the time for us to withdraw our consent and return to the principles upon which our nation was founded.
People who are willing to accept the status quo do not deserve to be free. Only a courageous people who are willing to fight for freedom deserve to be free.
We must obey just laws and refuse to comply with laws which are not. When we comply with unjust laws we give our consent to injustices, inequality and immorality.
Any laws that benefit some, at the expense of others, are morally wrong. The conscience of a virtuous people and not the United States corporation, should be our compass.
" Liberty, once lost, is never regained"- John Adams
Exactly, and now we have reached a point to resolve it again. I'm an old man but prepared!
I am an old man too, but my oath is a life time oath, Domestic or foreign...
Yep, ('38) we seem to be the last around deeply concerned about our grandkids and what they will endure.