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Saturday, July 05, 2003

Declaration of Independence

. A reminder of some of the complaints that the colonies had against King George back in 1776--they still work today. (All quotes straight from the Declaration of Independence.)

He has refuted his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good. (Kyoto, land mine treaty, International Criminal Court).

He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people... (Homeland Security, TIPS, TIA, Patriot Act).

He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil Power. (Declaration of war? I don't need no stinkin' declaration of war.)

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. (That's what NAFTA and the WTO are all about.)

For protecting them, by a mock Trial from punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States. (ICC again).

For depriving us in many cases, of the benefit of Trial by Jury. ("Enemy combatants," "detainees").

For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offences. (People taken prisoner in Afghanistan hauled off to Cuba).

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. (That's what the British and Polish troops are doing in Iraq.)

He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers... (Jeez, it's like he's deliberately following King George's script!)

And what did they conclude?

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.

Regime Change U.S. 2004!