“Let Facts be Submitted to a Candid World”

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… 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 harrass 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 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.

When one thinks of our wide-open borders, and the IRS, EPA, and Justice Department being weaponized to persecute political opposition extralegally, Obamacare, the Drone Memo, the race-baiting agitation engendered, the massive numbers of apparatchik “czars” having been appointed, the militarization of law enforcement, the violation of our 4th Amendment rights by NSA and FBI, and (if one substitutes “Muslim extremist” for “Indian”) the influx into our cities and towns of violent men who are sworn enemies of our country and our people, the above text resonates quite loudly even when the Obama Administration replaces that of Mad King George.  Unfit ruler of a free people, indeed.  No coincidence that the demand for political correctness has destroyed that candid world.

9 thoughts on ““Let Facts be Submitted to a Candid World””

  1. 16DEC 1773 was a night to be remembered in history. We need an iconic event for our time. Lord knows we have a tyrant well in excess of whatever King George was about.

    What are we about? This ‘facebook generation’ seems only to complain or make memes. I know I am not the only one but I’ve got a Really Big Idea of how to not only carry the fight but to carry the day. But as I’ve asked of Kerodin and others, I need to know if others will step into the breech to coalesce into a superior force Otherwise, you may stay in your soft world secure that you are allowed to make harmless complaint. Meanwhile should posterity forget you ever where my countrymen.

    This current society is more apt to follow on social media but not to arms. To say what must be done shall condone to law is to give the lawgiver too much power. Is it not by the law that tyranny rises? The path has been laid before us and the means given by those wise founders of this great country. Ours is the ability in the just cause. By the rise of tyrants and oppressors we have reason to unshackle ourselves of civility to do what must be done.

    Otherwise, tomorrow shall be only a hollow remembrance of a solemn occasion which is not visited upon us.

    My compatriot, the question is what will you o for your country? Now is the time.

    1. The fact that key letters are dropped when posting to this site may be evidence that the NSA is doing real time monitoring of WorldPress. (I checked this three times, so if anything gets dropped we will all know.)

  2. God surely knows I detest FDR. But he did say one thing right; “If the spirit of America is killed, even though the nation lives on, the America we know would have perished.
    Patriot, shall you leave this country to die? What will you give to breath live into the old Glory? As them at the founding, I would give my very life to posterity that these United States of America shall live.

    1. Killing off the spirit of America has been the Democrat plan since Wilson. FDR merely articulated it.

  3. I watched GETTYSBURG Thursday, and 1776 Friday, my annual July Movie Fest.

    As loathesome a liberal as he is, Martin Sheen was born to play Lee.

    1. One of the few efforts of Ted Turner for which he receives my gratitude (his cameo wasn’t bad either). Yes, that and divorcing his bitch of a wife Jane (see my prior reply concerning the GACF) – however had I been in his shoes, I would have had her committed to an asylum along the lines of the Hanoi Hilton (would have been the only reason to stay married).

      Marry me Jan and we can live out our remaining days together (if you dare).

  4. Ironic that I read this while sitting on a busy side street within a quarter-mile of the first European slave market in Lagos, Portugal.

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