It has become evident we as a nation are at a watershed moment in our society, culture and governance. Our society is depraved, our culture benighted and our governance is out of control, tending more to tyranny than as a representative republic. I remind our citizens of an excerpt from our Declaration of Independence:
"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."
I continue with my edited "causes" (edits appear as italics and parenthesis in red):
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 (States) and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government.
The history of the present (President, Administration and Congress) 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.
(They have) refused (their) Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.
(They have) forbidden (their) (legislators) to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till (their) Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, (they) has utterly neglected to attend to them.
(They have) 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.
(They have) 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.
(They have) obstruct(ed) the Laws for Naturalization of Foreigners; refus(ed) to pass others to (dis)courage their (illegal) migrations hither.
(They have) obstructed the Administration of Justice by refusing (their) Assent to Laws for establishing Judiciary Powers.
(They have) made Judges dependent on (their) Will alone for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.
(They have) erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people and eat out their substance.
(They have) kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies without the Consent of our legislatures.
(They have) combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving (their) Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation: For (restricting and regulating) our Trade with all parts of the world:
For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent:
For depriving us in many cases, of the benefit of Trial by Jury:
For transporting us beyond (local jurisdictions) to be tried for pretended offences:
For altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments:
For (superceding) our own (State) Legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever.
(They have) abdicated Government here, by declaring us out of (their) Protection and waging War against us.
(They have) destroyed the lives of our people.
(They are) at this time (arming and supporting) large Armies of foreign (nations) to complete 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 (elected representatives) of a civilized nation.
(They have allowed) our fellow Citizens to bear Arms against their Country, to become the executioners of their friends and Brethren, or to fall themselves by their Hands.
(They have) excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of (foreign nations) 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, administration and Congress), whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, (are) unfit to be the (government) of a free people.
#OUTLAWS! May God Bless America!We, therefore, the (citizens) of the United States of America, 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 (United States) 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 (current tyrannical government) and that all political connection between them and the (free citizens of the Unied 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 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.