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Analysis of the
Declaration of Independence
Analysis of the Declaration of Independence
The original words of the Declaration of Independence
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IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776
The Unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America
Please note this is declared to be the "Unanimous" declaration of the thirteen States.
This document predates the Articles of Confederation by about 5 years, and the Federal Convention to write the Constitution by about 11 years.
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.
This paragraph establishes the fact that what is being done, is being done in accordance with God's Laws. Since God's Laws are the supreme laws over this earth, we have every right to rely on their correctness and their ability to grant us the Powers of the earth, and the separate and equal station accorded to all governments established by the hand of man.
We the people hold have, keep, maintain these truths the eternal truths of God to be self-evident so plain and so clear that they do not need to be stated, that all men and women, anywhere in the world are created granted life by their Creator equal enjoying exactly the same rights, privileges, and honors, that they are endowed not granted as a privilege, but sealed upon them as an eternal gift by their Creator not some government agency, ruler, king, prince, or other earthly official with certain unalienable Rights blessings that cannot be taken away by anyone throughout the eons of eternity, that among these are Life the most precious gift of God because it gives us the ability to come to this earth and prove that we are worthy of greater blessings in the hereafter, Liberty our free agency to possess, use, and enjoy the material things of this world that we might prove our loyalty to our Creator , and the pursuit of Happiness our God given right to work at our chosen profession or occupation without interference or hindrance from any other person, or any government. That to secure assure ourselves these rights are safe and will always be available to us these rights our God given unalienable Rights, Governments lawful entities that are created through a joint effort of the People for their own benefit and security are instituted created, established, organized among Men We, the People, deriving getting, obtaining, being granted their just in keeping with the Laws of God powers authority from not for, but from the consent permission, grant, authorization of the governed We the People, the power and authority behind any just government, that whenever if at any time any Form organization of Government lawful entities that are created through a joint effort of the People for their own benefit and security becomes destructive abuses the People of these ends the authority granted by the People, it is the Right a part of our unalienable Rights granted by our Creator of the People We the People, the creators of the government to alter make such changes as We the People deem necessary or to abolish totally destroy it the abusive government, and to institute create, establish, organize new Government lawful entities that are created through a joint effort of the People for their own benefit and security , laying its foundation forming a solid basis from which to build on such principles righteousness, justice, mercy, knowledge, understanding, and truth, and organizing arranging, forming, defining its powers the authority and rights granted by We the People in such form structure, arrangement, as to them We the People shall seem appear most likely high probability to effect not affect, for affect implies an outside force in operation, but effect which signifies the operation of We the People their We the People Safety protection of Life and Liberty and Happiness the ability to work and to have joy in the fruits of our labor. Prudence thoughtful consideration, teaching, history, reflection, study, and pondering, indeed, will dictate order, command, establish the terms and method that Governments lawful entities that are created through a joint effort of the People for their own benefit and security long established should not be changed altered or abolished for light and transient causes whims, fancies, perceived wrongs where no wrong exists; and accordingly all experience history, teaching, hindsight hath shown demonstrated, proven, that mankind We the People are more disposed inclined, apt, patient to suffer have problems, be oppressed, be persecuted, while evils unrighteous dominion, wrongs, violations of God's Laws are sufferable ability to withstand the problems, the oppression, the persecution, than to right make changes, adjustments, alterations themselves We the People by abolishing destroying, deleting, undoing the forms the structure and organization to which they We the People are accustomed familiar with. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations continued problems, oppression, and persecution, pursuing driving toward a single goal invariably the same Object end result, evinces a design pattern to reduce make smaller by destruction of the unalienable Rights from the Creator them under absolute total, complete, final Despotism the slavery and subjection of We the People to problems, oppression, and persecution, it is their We the People right a part of our unalienable Rights granted by our Creator, it is their We the People duty a part of our unalienable Rights granted by our Creator, to throw off remove, destroy, abandon such Government lawful entities that are created through a joint effort of the People for their own benefit and security , and to provide create, establish, effect new Guards protections, organizations, Laws, provisions, Constitutions for their We the People future Security safety and happiness. Such has been the patient long waiting, sufferance withstanding problems, oppression and persecution of these Colonies the 13 American Colonies; and such is now the necessity requirement, need which constrains forces, compels them We the People to alter amend or abolish their We the People former currently existing, prior Systems organization, arrangement of Government lawful entities that are created through a joint effort of the People for their own benefit and security. The history past events of the present King of Great-Britain is a history past events of repeated injuries damages and usurpations power grabs, all having in direct object end result the establishment of an absolute Tyranny unlawful government over these States the 13 American Colonies. To prove establish the truth this, let Facts truths be submitted presented, shown to a candid open World.
The following complaints are typical of governments that exist through unrighteous dominion over the Citizens. Many of these complaints can be seen in our current Federal Government.
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 harass 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 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.
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 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. 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 our Creator whose Laws are supreme 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 this establishes the fact that the States are Free and Independent, the creation of the Federal Constitution is merely a treaty between the Free and Independent States, it also establishes the fact that the Constitution was not created to form a government that would rule over the States, or over We the People; that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown this claims our States to be Free and Independent, 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 they really did lay their lives on the line, our Fortunes many lost their homes and their fortunes, and our sacred Honor this they retained.
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