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Friday, July 04, 2008

NEW DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE


When, in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bonds 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 to 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.


The history of the present BUSH 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 led this nation into war based solely on a lie.


He has refused his assent to laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.


He has forbidden the congress 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 had his government spy on the people.


He has had his government stop, search, arrest, and detain people without cause or legal warrant.


He has formed secret prisons all over the world.


He has had his government agents torture people in violation of the law of these colonies, the law among nations, and common decency.


He has endeavored to prevent the population of these states; for that purpose obstructing the laws for naturalization of foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migration 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; he has threatened judges, and he continually appoints judges who share his narrow view of freedom and rights.


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 legislature.


He has affected to render the military independent of and superior to civil power.


For cutting off our trade with all parts of the world:


For imposing taxes on us without our consent and running a deficit of hundreds of billions of dollars to pay for a war not supported by the people.


For depriving us in many cases, of the benefits of trial by jury.


For transporting us beyond seas to be tried for pretended offenses.

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 and perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the head of a civilized nation.


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 the 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 current tyrant Bush.

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.
Rumpole notes, what is amazing is the content of the original text that over 230 years later still applies to the current tyrant.

32 comments:

Anonymous said...

Please join Neil Gonzalez of Gonzale & Associates at a fundraiser for our Clerk of the Court, Harvey Ruvin. The event will be held at the St. Michel located at 162 Alcazar Avenue in Coral Gables on Tuesday, July 15th at 6:00 pm.

Anonymous said...

BUSH is a garbage war criminal. He should be impeached and exiled to East Africa.

Obama is a muslim terrorist sympathizer with a socialistic bent.

McCain has no soul.

We need a real leader to run this forsaken country. We need sleepy b.

Sleepy in 09

Anonymous said...

ATTENTION ATTENTION!

All Republican apologists please report to the blog immediately. Remember the talking points-none of this matters when you compare it to the real issue-Obama will raise your taxes.
We are also beginning to capitalize on the new fear mongering issue that Guantanamo detainees will all be released into the Starbucks of America to sit among us and drink coffee while planning hourly terrorist attacks.

Go forth and comment!

fake pannunzio said...

Rumpole Dude...WHERE THE F IS EVERYBODY???

I coulda sworn my secretary told me I had 3 or 4 reports in front of that Adrien Judge Dude. What the F is going on here? It's not Saturday, I just bought a herald from some dude to see.

fake matters and addelstein said...

WORD OF THE DAY IS SPONSORED BY THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE

PERFIDY

Deliberate breach of faith; calculated violation of trust; treachery:

From the late great Sy Gaer's closing argument:
"this prosecutor, whose perfidy was equaled only by his gall"

Anonymous said...

"fulfilled all my hopes"?

What hopes did you have for the elected clerk? That he was going to revolutionize the role of the clerk's office? Have you ever been to, or requested anything from the clerk's office?
It's a frickin' joke. They are still a hugely paper dependant office, where if you request anything, it takes 2 months for them to mail it to you.

Try applying for a marriage license. Fourteen ladies who work there can't look up from their gum chewing and nail filing to assist you.

Harvey may be a decent guy, but he is as old school politics as the rest of them. He just found a cushy elected office that increased his pay from $6,000 a year to $200,000 a year and he took it. Similar to what Margolis is trying to do. Except, you can do more to change policy from the Property Appraisor's Office than you can from the Clerk's.

And don't get me started on the whole "Global Warming" sham. BS selective science pushed by a self perpetuating bunch of chicken littles.

They don't tell you that the average temperature of earth was 1 degree cooler in 2007 than it was in 1997,
They don't tell you that although the ice in antarctica has receded on the east coast, that it has expanded on the west coast.
They don't tell you that the polar bear population has increased 300% since 1972 (a rate of increase much greater than the human population).

Global Warming = The Big Lie.

Jonathan Davidoff said...

Stacy Glick for Judge

Support Stacy with by contributing and attending a wine and cheese fundraiser.

Monday July 14, 2008
6:00pm to 9:00pm
Peter Lik Galleries, 701 Lincoln Road, Suite B, Miami Beach, Florida 33139

RSVP by July 11, 2008 to: Jonathan@davidofflawfirm.com


Hosted by:
Herbert Andrews
Peter Baumberger
Betty Capote
Jonathan Davidoff
David Edelstein
Carlos Fleites
Randy Ginsberg
Alan Goldfarb
Jerry Hamilton
Peter Heller
Rick Hermida
Milton Hirsch
Todd Michaels
Barnaby Min
Stanley Newmark
Claudia Pernudi
Aaron Resnick
Ralph Richardson
Gilda Romano
Sherri Romano
Michael Rosenbaum
Brandon Rotbart
Derek Schwartz
Richard Sharpstein
Jonah Wolfson
Hilary Zalman

Anonymous said...

WASHINGTON—In an unexpected reversal that environmentalists and scientists worldwide are calling groundbreaking, President George W. Bush, for the first time in his political career, openly admitted to the existence of carbon dioxide following the release of the new U.N. Global Environment Outlook this October.

"Carbon dioxide, a molecule which contains one atom of carbon bonded with two atoms of oxygen, is a naturally occurring colorless gas exhaled by humans and metabolized, in turn, by plants," Bush told a stunned White House press corps. "As a leading industrialized nation, we can no longer afford to ignore the growing consensus of so many experts whose job it is to study our atmosphere. Carbon dioxide is real."

Because carbon dioxide, which was first described by 17th-century Flemish physician Jan Baptista van Helmont as a gas he referred to as "spiritus silvestre," has long been denied by the Bush administration, the president's speech was widely hailed as a victory for advocates of empirically established scientific fact.

"This has been a major step forward for national basic-chemistry policy," said longtime CO2 proponent and eighth-grade science teacher Linda Mattson. "By taking this brave stance, Bush has opened the door for the eventual acknowledgment that other molecular compounds, such as H20, for example, may in fact exist as well."

Many of those whom Bush has long considered to be his most loyal followers, however, have expressed disappointment with the development.

"There is nothing about any 'carbon dioxide' in the Bible," said Rev. Luke Hatfield of Christchurch Ministries in Topeka, KS. "What's next? Claims that so-called 'fossil' fuels come from mythical creatures like dinosaurs? This has been a sad step backward for our nation."

attorney-rejected-by-the-princess said...

Excellent post as always.

9:18- AGREED AT ALL THINGS SAID!

Happy Independence Day:
I'll be at Hooters. Heard SFL and the princess might be there!

-Attorney Rejected By The Princess,
proud member since 2008

CAPTAIN said...

THE CAPTAIN REPORTS:

For all of you who opined about why Judge Adrien did not make the top five bar poll list of unqualifieds, please be advised that the Bar Poll included only those judges and candidates that are standing for election in 2008.

You can vote for/against Judge Adrien in 2010.

CAPTAIN OUT ....

Pearls-for-the-Princess said...

9:18, I agree with your statement in regards to BUSH and McCAIN but Mr. Barack IS the correct choice for this country! OBAMA FOR PRESIDENT!

Anonymous said...

Great post. But we alowed it to happen and noone cares.

Anonymous said...

Joey Chestnut reclaimed the top spot at the annual hot dog eating contest in Coney Island on Friday after first tying with archrival Takeru Kobayashi in a 10-minute chow-down and then beating him in a five-dog eat-off.

These men are world class champions. Keep your head up Takeru!

worried about shumie said...

I'm a little worried about your Rump?Shumie. You run a blockbuster practice; you write this funny blog; you have a gazillionaire TV Star Wife to keep happy and you are a political kingmaker to boot.

Take it easy this holiday weekend. And oh yeah...I know it's you and you know how I know because of that little email ..ahem....mixup as it were.

Be well Shumie.

Anonymous said...

pearls

obama is a flip flop light foot yellow dog socialist with retractable balls.

sleepy b is the clear pick to get the county off tilt.

sleepy every day-sleepy for life.

Anonymous said...

"He even applauded the idea of abolishing the Department of Education," Obama told the teachers' union. "In fact, the only proposal of his seems to be recycling the tired rhetoric about vouchers and school choice."

F the teacher's union!

Sleepy B cares about the future of our children not the interests of union bosses.

Vote sleepy. Sleep and sound with Sleepy b.

Anonymous said...

Still worried about you Rumpy/Shumie. Blog pressures getting you down?

Anonymous said...

Since Obama changes his position on EVERYTHING within months or weeks(FISA, NAFTA, his church, Iraq - "responsible, gradual withdrawal" like GW Bush - look for Obama to support vouchers next week.

Does this guy have any core principles??

Raul for Congress said...

Wathc this video so you know why we need Raul in Congress. He will literally fight with the republicans and make change the old fashion way.

Raul for Congress in association with the Gotti Family.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EHhb2JPfh2A&feature=related

Anonymous said...

Rumpole:

Amy Winehouse or Janice Joplin?

Obama, McCain or Sleepy b?

Beer or scotch

Landing strip or 70's style

cash or check

swlip said...

Seems to me that the very fact that Americans can post this kind of nonsense (not to mention the crap that's regularly churned out by the likes of Michael Moore, the Daily Kos, et al) and not be hanged from the nearest tree makes the "tyrant" charge rather self-falsifying, no?

LOOK or LOSE!! said...

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What comes around goes around said...

Sources close to former Judge Ivan Hernandez say that he is determined to make sure McGillis does not ge elected Clerk of Court. Reliable source says Hernandez is behind Attorney Alfredo Perez filing for Clerk of Court.

Perez features a picture of himself with Ivan Hernandez and his wife on his Campaign web site.

http://alfredoperezforclerkofcourts.org/images/albums/NewAlbum_944cf/picture2.JPG

At first glance appears Hernandez wants payback for the 2006 election. No word if Juan is involved.

Anonymous said...

Rump
TJ could really write well. Clear and to the point. I wish the Herald would print it on 7/4 like they used to. Too many forget or dont understand what the Declaration says and stands for. The Insurgents at the 2nd Contintal Congress were teroists according to Britian at the time
Liberty to All
God Blaess America
D Sisselman

Rumpole said...

Janice; Beer (Tequilla) Obama; Landing strip; Cash;

newscaster said...

In other news, forces loyal to the Q skirmished with shumie forces in Hialeah for the second straight day with no end in sight. The Q spokesman had this to say:

"If the Q catches those shumie guys stealing his hialeah DUIS he will bonk their heads together like Moe used to do to Curly and Shemp."

Shumie was unavailable for comment.

Fake Pannunzio was clueless to the problems. "Hey Dude. There's some Dude who owns a beer company running for Judge. Tasty times ahead in court I say."

old guy said...

Joplin, Obama, Scotch, Brazilian waxed, and cash.

Any other trick questions?

Anonymous said...

i agree with you an all fronts but winehouse OWNS janice. get with it

Anonymous said...

Landing Strip = disgusting all nude review in West Palm Beach, by the airport.

Anonymous said...

Great now if Perez gets elected we will see Juan running judicial Campaigns out of the Clerks office.

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Anonymous said...

do you mean landing strip or disco bush?