I am a firm believer that we should reclaim the proper governance of the people by peaceful means. The pathway to that is relatively simple, we vote in the people we believe will strictly adhere to the constitution and those that prove they will not we move to replace them until we establish new guards for our future security. However, if it becomes necessary to do just as our founders did after years of dictatorial rule by a tyrannical government then those who believe in the higher cause of freedom must declare themselves and their States independent of an overbearing federal government.
I must tell you that in rewriting the accusations portion of the following declaration I was surprised to find that I had to make very few changes to the original Declaration of Independence to make it apply to this government.
So, please take the time to read the following declaration and keep in mind that we must attempt to resolve our issue peacefully with the goal of reaching the independence demonstrated in the Declaration of Independence of 2012!
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 entitles 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 United States; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to return to their former systems of governments. The history of the present President and his administration 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 enforce other laws for the accommodation of large districts of people unless those people would relinquish the right of principled objection in the legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only.
He has usurped his executive authority by means of executive action undermining the foundation equality among the branches of our governments.
He has created positions of authority without the oversight of the people with the intent of direct control of the people through mandates and regulations, an authority not granted him in our founding documents, documents he took oath to uphold.
He has dissented against representative Houses repeatedly for opposing with manly firmness his invasion on the rights of the people. And used executive authority and federal establishments to threaten and intimidate those who would oppose him.
He has endeavored to prevent the population of these States; for that purpose obstructing the laws for naturalization of foreigners; refusing to enforce, or allow to be enforced, laws pertaining to the legal migrations to these States.
He has obstructed the administration of justice by interfering in matters of the States.
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 throughout these lands, swarms of officials to harass our people.
He has kept among us, in times of peace, secret armies without the consent of our legislature.
He has affected to render a new civilian militia 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 protecting those with who he aligns himself, he grants protection through executive privilege, mocking our Congress, keeping those under his guard from punishment for any misconduct which they should commit on the inhabitants of these States:
For imposing taxes on us without our consent, through deceit and political maneuvering:
For depriving us in many cases of the benefits of trial by jury:
For abolishing the free system by 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 United States, as was the case in 1776 when Britain governed the Colonies:
For taking away our charters, abolishing our most valuable laws, and altering fundamentally the forms of our governments:
For undermining our own legislatures, and declaring them unnecessary for causes of action he has deemed indispensable by means of direct action and without the consent of the people.
He has abdicated government here, by declaring the people unfit to govern their lives while waging war against our freedoms.
He is at this time using the weight of an overbearing federal government to force the will of the powerful for the purpose of gaining more power.
He has attempted to coerce our fellow citizens to secretly report against their country, their friends and brethren, in an attempt to manipulate the truth of his actions.
He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavored to give constitutional protections to the merciless terrorists, 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 President whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a tyrant, is unfit to be the leader of a free people.
Nor have we desired the attention of our politicians in Washington. We have warned them from time to time of attempts by this legislature to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us. We have reminded them of the circumstances of our founding 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 the authority of the good people of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare that these United States are, and of right ought to be, free and independent States; that they are absolved from all allegiance to the rule of those who seek to dictate their authority in place of working through the people and that all political connection between them and the people of the United States of America is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as free and independent States, they have full power to levy war, conclude peace, contract alliance, establish commerce, and 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.