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It’s Independence Day here in the United States, so that is the topic of the blog hop. Join us.

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It’s Independence Day in the United States and, in some ways, in Britain. They’ve had less time being strangled by a monolithic government from afar, but the United States really did fire the shot heard round the world — the first volley in a vast movement toward freedom. Not too long ago, someone in the local newspaper insisted that taxation was perfectly fine so long as we were provided representation. This, they insisted was the sole purpose of the American Revolution and the only complaint of the colonies. Wow, you really can’t make this level of ignorance up. So, here is the Declaration of Independence — THE shot heard round the world … bellowing out of the past for the descendants of the generation that wrote it to WAKE THE HECK UP and seize back our liberties before we have to go to war against our own government with butter knives and toothpicks. A people who refuse to study history are doomed to repeat it. We have peaceful means for repairing the damage done by federal tyranny, but only as long as the people remain sovereign. We must set aside the elite class that believes it knows better than us how to rule and we must do it before the elites suspend our rights. So do read this Founding document of the United States and learn from history.  Lela

Declaration of Independence [Adopted in Congress 4 July 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 shown 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

Such has been the patient sufferance of these colonies (or one could say states); 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 (federal government) 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.

  1. He has refused his assent to laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good. (Alaska & others)
  2. 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. (Alaska & others)
  3. 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. (Puerto Rico/Guam/America Samoa)
  4. 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. (Many federal trials pertaining to Alaska are not held here)
  5. He has dissolved representative houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people. (Congress has become irrelevant due to Executive Order)
  6. 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 meantime exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within. (Blame this on Congress, but this is also done in the administrative states. Sometimes Alaska waits months for determinations on road projects because there is no senior staff authorized to approve. We then miss the construction season and are penalized by the feds for missing deadlines.)
  7. 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. (Arizona understands this claim)
  8. He has made judges dependent on his will alone, for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries. (Lifetime appointment of judges was always a bad idea; why do we continue it? HINT – It’s not in the Constitution).
  9. He has erected a multitude of new offices, and sent hither swarms of officers to harass our people, and eat out their substance. (Federal government has increased by 25% since Obama took office, but it was already too large. Hundreds of thousands of new regulations burden every aspect of life and commerce).
  10. He has kept among us, in times of peace, standing armies without the consent of our legislature. (I’m surrounded by military bases and we hear the Army’s calls to prayer five times a day … no, I am not joking).
  11. He has affected to render the military independent of and superior to 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: (Soldiers kill people in parking lots here and there is no civilian trial.)
  12. For quartering large bodies of armed troops among us: (see 10 & 11)
  13. For protecting them, by mock trial, from punishment for any murders which they should commit on the inhabitants of these states: (see 10 & 11)
  14. For cutting off our trade with all parts of the world: (Jones Act – ask an Alaskan, Hawaiian or Puerto Rican if you’re unfamiliar).
  15. For imposing taxes on us without our consent: (Is electing Congress consent? Alaskans have 3 voices amid 465. We have no effective representation.)
  16. For depriving us in many cases, of the benefits of trial by jury: (Many federal violations here in Alaska are bench warrants, which means a judge hears the case rather than a jury of your peers. Federal jurors can be drawn from places other than Alaska as well, so again, trial by jury handpicked for a pre-conceived outcome)
  17. For transporting us beyond seas to be tried for pretended offenses: (Google Shaeffer Cox and then ask me about him)
  18. For abolishing the free system of English laws in a neighboring 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 in these colonies: (All states suffer under the tyranny. Some of us are more aware of it).
  19. For taking away our charters, abolishing our most valuable laws, and altering fundamentally the forms of our governments: (Alaska has been repeatedly ordered by unelected federal regulators to rewrite our Constitution to allow certain federal priorities that are anathema to our culture).
  20. For suspending our own legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever. (When federal courts overrule state legislatures, it amounts to the same thing)
  21. He has abdicated government here, by declaring us out of his protection and waging war against us. (We’re not quite there yet, but maybe we are — increasingly, people who stand up for the rights of liberty find themselves jailed or simply shot in the head).
  22. He has plundered our seas, ravaged our coasts, burned our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people. (Study up on western land issues or google Alaska d-2 lands)
  23. 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 of the head of a civilized nation. (The US military transfers personnel around so that soldiers do not become close or invested in communities and — I am told by some soldiers — this is in an attempt to bolster training that every soldier now receives on how to subdue American civilian populations.)
  24. 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. (We don’t have a draft right now, but women will now be subject to the Selective Service, which makes some of us think the draft will be returning … to wage war against whom? See my comment in 23.)
  25. He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavored to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian savages, whose known rule of warfare, is undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions. (Obama has been the most divisive president in my lifetime – dividing us along class and racial lines and some people suggest that the government is inciting extremists to attack in the United States because such false flag events make people more comfortable with losing freedoms, more willing to oppress their neighbors in the interest of “security”)

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. (Alaska, Arizona and other states know the meaning of this section intimately).

Nor have we been wanting in attention 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. (Alaskans are told that we have it so good under federal oppression. We should not dare to complain. That’s what they said in 1776 too.)

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. (I, for one, want to remain friendly with the United States. If Alaska operating on its own self-interest causes a fight, it will be the federal government pursuing it, which is another history repeating itself.)

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 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 levey 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

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.

 

Note that taxation without representation made the list halfway down. Please do note the last place I emphasized – free and independent states and the pronoun “they“. Also notice up at the top where I emphasized “Thirdteen United States of America. They were plural back then and were considered separate and separatable until the Civil War. If folks didn’t like where they were living, they could move to another state where life was different. Today, you can’t do that. The federal government follows you everywhere. And there is no escape.

Read through the list of grievances and see how many our own federal government violates frequently. I got 25 out of 25.

 

 

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  1. Happy Independence Day!

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  2. Wow, nice post. Thank you.

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