Monday, July 04, 2011

HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY






H A P P Y 4TH O F J U L Y





IN CONGRESS, 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.

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.

Nor have We been wanting in attentions to our Brittish 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.



















11 comments:

Anonymous said...

whoa, rump. wtf is that long-winded post? Just getting up from my first of many hangovers and now I got another one just trying to read this post? On my way to the park once this fu---ing rain stop. well, it's back to sleeping the hangover, one of many to come. HAPPY 4TH.

Anonymous said...

just beautiful simple & direct bt powerful
DS

angry Gurl said...

I ran ten miles today in 84 minutes. I ran ten miles yesterday in 87 minutes. I ate a half a can of plain salmon before I ran and the other half after I ran plus a quart of unsweetened green tea that I brew.

Tonight I will eat a hot mushroom spinach salad with one tea spoon of oil mixed in a half a cup of very expensive balsamic vinegar. I will put six sliced almonds and a half ounce of low fat mozzarella cheese into my salad. FYI the mushrooms will be steamed not sauteed. I will finish the bottle of wine I opened last night. I will healthy, satisfied and happy.

Go stuff your faces with hot dogs and ribs and pie and keep right on rolling to that early coronary. The world will be better off without your fat faces.

Anonymous said...

angry gurl needs new material.

zzzzzzz

Anonymous said...

angry unless you went out and bought a big set of fake cans like every other broad in miami, you probably look like too skinny.

FACDL list serve leaker said...

The sock puppet named Angry Gurl wrote:

"Tonight I will eat a hot mushroom spinach salad with one tea spoon of oil mixed in a half a cup of very expensive balsamic vinegar."


I don't know if Angry Gurl is really angry or really a girl, but I know she can't cook and is making all those bits up:

A HALF A CUP of balsamic vinegar to dress a salad for one person?!

Oops.

Remember, sock puppets: write what you know.

Anonymous said...

Question for Rump-- why do you keep posting Angury Girl comments? Her comments are meaningless. Disrespecting the legal profession, bad mouthing judges, and the
overweight-- it's tiring and old.

Anonymous said...

Insulting judges, lawyers, children, and the good old American Hot Dog, pies and ribs-- angury girls' rants are tiring and old.

Anonymous said...

Angry Gurl has jumped the shark. No one reads its rants anymore.

Anonymous said...

AG
Who are some of the criminal lawyers that you would like to sleep with?

Anonymous said...

Baez kept the jury out over five hours. Not bad. Although I disagree with his ultimate strategy of a "whodunnit" by blaming the father or that the kid drowned in the pool. That defense was so muddled that no one bought it. Better to argue that she was loco en la cabeza, take your manslaughter conviction or NGI and never face the death penalty.

She'll be found guilty of a lesser just so the jury doesnt have to worry about the judge giveing her the death penalty and they wont have to sit through another two week penalty phase.