Monday, September 26, 2022

"The D*claration of Ind*pendence" by Th*mas J*fferson

Traitor, Rebel, Insurrectionist, Regime Dissident, MAGA Semi-Fascist

...and an Actual President of the United States. Unlike some others.

Declaration of Independence (1776) - Bill of Rights Institute:



IN CONGRESS, July 4, 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 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 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 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 harrass 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 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.

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 Brittish 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 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; 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 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.




Georgia--Button Gwinnett, Lyman Hall, George Walton
North Carolina--William Hooper, Joseph Hewes, John Penn
South Carolina--Edward Rutledge, Thomas Heyward, Jr., Thomas Lynch, Jr., Arthur Middleton
Massachusetts--John Hancock
Maryland--Samuel Chase, William Paca, Thomas Stone, Charles Carroll of Carrollton
Virginia--George Wythe, Richard Henry Lee, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Harrison, Thomas Nelson, Jr., Francis Lightfoot Lee, Carter Braxton
Pennsylvania--Robert Morris, Benjamin Rush, Benjamin Franklin, John Morton, George Clymer, James Smith, George Taylor, James Wilson, George Ross
Delaware--Caesar Rodney, George Read, Thomas McKean
New York--William Floyd, Philip Livingston, Francis Lewis, Lewis Morris
New Jersey--Richard Stockton, John Witherspoon, Francis Hopkinson, John Hart, Abraham Clark
New Hampshire--Josiah Bartlett, William Whipple
Massachusetts--Samuel Adams, John Adams, Robert Treat Paine, Elbridge Gerry
Rhode Island--Stephen Hopkins, William Ellery
Connecticut--Roger Sherman, Samuel Huntington, William Williams, Oliver Wolcott
New Hampshire--Matthew Thornton .............



Our era’s Perfect Metaphor recently occurred in Homer, Alaska. All at once, the Huepers’ copy of the Declaration of Independence wasn’t here. 

Gone. Confiscated by the FBI.

You probably know the story. The Huepers, like a million and a half other majority voters, went to Washington, D.C. to ask our Corrupt Political Class why they were stealing our right to choose our own leaders in Honest Elections. 

In response, the Corrupt Political class promptly staged a Reichstag Riot, installed their Putsch Puppet and designated the majority of American voters as “domestic terrorists”. You know–the Way the Framers Intended(tm).

Because Mrs. Hueper bore a superficial resemblance to a woman they suspected of taking Nanzi Pelosi’s laptop, the Feds kicked in their door, ransacked their properties, cuffed and coerced them. It wasn’t a case of mistaken identity–they knew it wasn’t her. They just wanted to bully and intimidate Americans. They finally left–but not before seizing the couples’ copy of the Declaration of Independence.  

Which is weird, because they already have the original in the National Archives. Not that they’re doing anything with it.

There were no secret blueprints or seditious plots scribbled in the margins of the Huebers’ copy. No, the defining words of our nation’s founding document themselves are now considered seditious to the Occupation Government and the new One-Party State they are building.

Even dull-witted Quantico graduates (“‘Q’ is for Quantico!”) realize the Founders and Framers of America are their enemies. All of these American statesmen are subversive to this Regime’s grip on illegitimate power. Their very lives stand as a rebuke to the Uni-Party Syndicate and their Constitutional Crime Wave.

Person of Interest Jefferson has come in for a hard time recently. His statues are under threat by the Democrat Paramilitary mobs, ostensibly because he owned slaves. But I think it’s because the mobs wish to own slaves themselves. Namely, us.

“All men are created equal,” Jefferson wrote. That phrase stands in the way of these new would-be Slave Owners. Nor can you steal elections from equals. Clearly, like pledging lives, fortunes and sacred honor, the man’s writings are a threat.

As are all the Founders’ writings. There is no good place to stop the suspicion, suppression and censorship once you’ve declared yourself against the Declaration.

The Revolution has come full circle; the Ruling Junta now views the Founding Fathers exactly like King George did. 

Just like Pedo the Pedaler being unable to stop himself around children or Reichstag Nanzi elbowing children out of her way for a photo-op, the seizure of the Huepers’ Declaration by a rogue FBI is yet another Perfect Metaphor for Our Time.

The Huepers’ real crime? They believed it. They still believe in the Declaration which our Garbage Political Class has abandoned in favor of a One-Party Police State.

The Concertina Government will maintain the Jefferson Memorial. It will conduct guided tours of Monticello. It will preserve the original Declaration of Independence in a special climate-controlled glass case, designed to keep it forever pristine. 

It will do everything–but honor it.

Which, in the final analysis, is the only thing that really matters. ........


Related:

Don Surber: The government officially considers the Constitution deplorable

The National Pulse reported, "The webpage of the U.S. National Archives that hosts the nation’s own Constitution has a 'harmful language alert' for readers at the top of the page."

The Pulse pointed out the definition the federal government site uses for harmful language:

  • reflect racist, sexist, ableist, misogynistic/misogynoir, and xenophobic opinions and attitudes;
  • be discriminatory towards or exclude diverse views on sexuality, gender, religion, and more;
  • include graphic content of historical events such as violent death, medical procedures, crime, wars/terrorist acts, natural disasters and more;
  • demonstrate bias and exclusion in institutional collecting and digitization policies.

Shades of Hillary's basket of deplorables: "The racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamaphobic—you name it. " 

Of course, nothing in the Constitution is any of those things.

The Constitution is the government guarantee of banning discrimination based on sex, race, creed, religion, and national origin.

Which is why the federal government under Biden and the Democrats opposes the Constitution. The government wants to divide us by race and sex and you name it.".......

So, to the Regime, the Declaration is Subversive and the Constitution is Hate Speech. Perfect. 

The Founders would be proud.

BTW, this also explains why the National Archives is helping our Gestapo Police State frame the True President.


"May it be to the world what I believe it will be, (to some parts sooner, to others later, but finally to all,) the Signal of arousing men to burst the chains, under which monkish ignorance and superstition had persuaded them to bind themselves, and to assume the blessings & security of self government. That form which we have substituted restores the free right to the unbounded exercise of reason and freedom of opinion. All eyes are opened, or opening to the rights of man. Ihe general spread of the light of science has already laid open to every view the palpable truth that the mass of mankind has not been born, with saddles on their backs, nor a favored few booted and spurred, ready to ride them legitimately, by the Grace of God."--Thomas Jefferson's last letter, to Roger C. Weightman, 1826

Rest in the Vine: "The Declaration of Independence" by Justice Clarence Thomas

"After returning from a riot, I stood outside the chapel at Holy Cross, and ask God to take hate out of my heart. I use this background to set the stage for my later and more in depth encounter with the declaration of independence in the mid 1980s. At that time, having run agencies and seeing how the federal government actually worked, I became deeply interested in The Declaration of Independence. I had hoped it would bring some clarity to the cacophonous world in which I found myself studying the founding. Though. Studying the founding, however, thought more like a return to familiar ground, the ground of my upbringing. The declaration captured what I had been taught to venerate as a child, but had cynically rejected as a young man. All men are created equal, endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights. And so declaring the Declaration of Independence did not propose to have discovered anything new. Its truths were self evident. They were beyond dispute. They were a priori in the society of my youth, and by the School, home and in the culture they were given. And as I rediscovered, the God given principles of the Declaration, and our founding, I eventually returned to the church, which had been teaching the same truths for millennia, that the declaration set forth self evident truths was no accident. The founders quite frankly, didn't have the time or the mandate to reinvent the wheel or the world. Between April and July 1776. The fervor for the for Independence was palpable throughout the colonies. The colonies, their counties and towns and even trade associations. Were drafting their own declarations of independence. The late historian Pauline Maier estimated that there were 90 such declarations during this time frame.".......


"The natural progress of things is for liberty to yield, & government to gain ground."--
Thomas Jefferson To Edward Carrington, 1788

The tree of liberty... (Quotation) | Thomas Jefferson's Monticello:

In a 1787 letter to William Stephens Smith, the son-in-law of John Adams, Thomas Jefferson used the phrase "tree of liberty":

"I do not know whether it is to yourself or Mr. Adams I am to give my thanks for the copy of the new Constitution. I beg leave through you to place them where due. It will be yet three weeks before I shall receive them from America. There are very good articles in it: and very bad. I do not know which preponderate. What we have lately read in the history of Holland, in the chapter on the Stadtholder, would have sufficed to set me against a Chief magistrate eligible for a long duration, if I had ever been disposed towards one: and what we have always read of the elections of Polish kings should have forever excluded the idea of one continuable for life. Wonderful is the effect of impudent and persevering lying. The British ministry have so long hired their gazetteers to repeat and model into every form lies about our being in anarchy, that the world has at length believed them, the English nation has believed them, the ministers themselves have come to believe them, and what is more wonderful, we have believed them ourselves. Yet where does this anarchy exist? Where did it ever exist, except in the single instance of Massachusets? And can history produce an instance of a rebellion so honourably conducted? I say nothing of it’s motives. They were founded in ignorance, not wickedness. God forbid we should ever be 20. years without such a rebellion. The people can not be all, and always, well informed. The part which is wrong will be discontented in proportion to the importance of the facts they misconceive. If they remain quiet under such misconceptions it is a lethargy, the forerunner of death to the public liberty. We have had 13. states independant 11. years. There has been one rebellion. That comes to one rebellion in a century and a half for each state. What country before ever existed a century and half without a rebellion? And what country can preserve it’s liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms. The remedy is to set them right as to facts, pardon and pacify them. What signify a few lives lost in a century or two? The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is it’s natural manure. Our Convention has been too much impressed by the insurrection of Massachusets: and in the spur of the moment they are setting up a kite to keep the hen yard in order. I hope in God this article will be rectified before the new constitution is accepted.".......

"The returning good sense of our country threatens...their hopes, & they believe that any position of power confided to me will be exerted in opposition to their schemes. And they believe truly
; for I have sworn upon the altar of God, eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man."--Actual President Thomas Jefferson, letter to Dr. Benjamin Rush, September 23, 1800

Rest in the Vine: The War on the War of 1776:

"The Glorious Cause was to a large degree a young man’s cause. The commander in chief of the army, George Washington, was himself only forty-three. John Hancock, the President of the Continental Congress, was thirty-nine, John Adams, forty, Thomas Jefferson, thirty-two, younger even than the young Rhode Island general. In such times many were being cast in roles seemingly beyond their experience or capacities."--Historian David McCollough

Leadership the Way the Founders Actually Intended

These honorless Lawfare creeps will gleefully smear the Honored Dead in order to smear the honorable living:

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They prefer 1789 France, 1917 Russia, 1933 Germany and 1949 China to 1776 America.

Pictured here, the dangerous MTG tricks renowned Constitutional Scholar(tm) B. Hussein Obama into using Fraulein Betsy Ross's Nazi-American 1776 flags at his second Inflatulation ceremony--tricky!

"We hold these truths to be self-evident. Big time."

"The ultimate determinate in the struggle now going on for the world will not be bombs and rockets but a test of wills and ideas – a trial of spiritual resolve; the values we hold, the beliefs we cherish and the ideas to which we are dedicated. ... Coercion, after all, merely captures man. Freedom captivates him."--Actual President Ronald Reagan

“The time is now near at hand which must probably determine whether Americans are to be freemen or slaves; whether they are to have any property they can call their own; whether their houses and farms are to be pillaged and destroyed, and themselves consigned to a state of wretchedness from which no human efforts will deliver them. The fate of unborn millions will now depend, under God, on the courage and conduct of this army. Our cruel and unrelenting enemy leaves us only the choice of brave resistance, or the most abject submission. We have, therefore, to resolve to conquer or die.”--Actual General George Washington, Address to the Continental Army before the Battle of Long Island, August 27, 1776

Churchill, Washington, Lincoln

Your Hancock Here, Revere

Gen. John Stark: "Live Free Or Die": The Only Other Choices are Collaboration or Slavery

Clustering Miracles: Daniel Webster's and Ours

Happy Washington's Birthday!

Happy Father's Day, Dads

"My Hiding Place" by Major John André

"The Root Causes of the American Revolution" by Martin Kelly

"Our Country Is In Danger but Not To Be Despaired Of": Boston Massacre Oration by Dr. Joseph Warren

Burr

The Crown Affair--A Royal Ass in the Paine

Hamilton: Semper Paratus, People

The Founding Fathers on Prayer 

Ben Franklin: "How has it happened, sir, that we have not hitherto once thought of humbly applying to the Father of Lights to illuminate our understanding? In the beginning of the contest with Great Britain, when we were sensible of danger, we had daily prayer in this room for the Divine protection. Our prayers, sir, were heard, and they were graciously answered. All of us who were engaged in the struggle must have observed frequent instances of a superintending Providence in our favor. And have we now forgotten that powerful Friend?"
"We fervently recommend to thy Fatherly notice our federal convention. Favor them, from day to day, with thy immediate presence; be Thou their wisdom and their strength! Enable them to devise such measures as may prove happily instrumental for healing all divisions and promoting the good of the great whole; that the United States of America may furnish the world with one example of a free and permanent government. May we continue, under the influence of republican virtue, to partake of all the blessings of cultivated and civilized society."--Rev. William Rogers

Rest in the Vine: "The True Origins of ‘America First’" by Angelo Codevilla on John Quincy Adams


Shall We Then Fear, 

MR. REVERE?

From Our Archives (June, '03):

"One if by land, Two if by Sea..."

There was recently a modest effort to defend historic North Church against the ravages of the "silent artillery of time"...and memory.

The taxpayers are funding repairs of this National Landmark and Barry Lynn, who uses the title "Rev." when it helps him advance his anti-Christian bigotry, said "that if Revere were alive today, he would 'ride around the country, saying your tax dollars are being abused and warning that the church-state separation wall has just seen another crack'."

Another crack-pot, maybe.

Since the "Rev." has gotten his panty-loins all in a gird, we thought we'd take him up on his challenge, and ask Paul Revere himself:

(With apologies to Longfellow)

Listen, tax-payers and you will hear
of the Midnight ride of Paul Revere.
Where are you going at this hour, Paul?
Playing some Midnight basketball?
Or, are you a war-monger,
spreading intolerance and hate,
and breeching the wall between church & the state?

I can't help but notice you carry a musket;
Paul, they're illegal from here to Pawtucket.
You wear a tri-corner and their coats are red;
Is that any reason to fight 'til one's dead?
To our modern eyes, these are indicia;
"My God! I think he's in a militia!"
You see, Paul, some things have changed since your day;
If we saw you now, we'd lock you away.

That horse that you're riding out in the yard;
He too, has rights, and you ride him too hard!
And the lanterns your friend carried up to the tower
relied upon whale oil for their shining power!
And that shop in town where you were a smithy;
must comply with our rules; there's a million & fifty!
Talk back not, and cast no aspersions,
Or we'll drop by to see if you've hired enough Persians.

On April 15th and each day of the year,
we pay and we pay on what we have earned dear.
We've got money for Egypt, money for zoos,
plenty of money for removing tattoos.
Money to study love-lives of emus,
and money for mohair where no hair ever grew.
Money for 'artists' wearing nothing but chocolate,
Money for bombs that make awe and make shocklets.
But here is a thing that you would find odd;
No money for North Church...Someone said "God"!

I know what you're thinking as you shake your head;
You think that you're safe, Paul; but we tax the dead.
You're saying to us: "Why on earth did I bother?...
Have my children forgotten the Flags of their Fathers?
And whence all this anger at all your traditions?
How did you come into this strange condition?"

"Some worship money, some worship science,
some merely shake their fists in defiance.
Some worship power, some worship Nature,
some worship the Devil, and worse: Legislatures!

Your fathers were brave, ringing Liberty's Bell,
and Acknowledged their Father who blessed them so well.
But ponder this thought as you seek your solution:
Without that church tower...

...There'd be no Constitution."............
And no Declaration, either.








#War 
1 Samuel 17:46-49   The Message Bible

45-47 David answered, “You come at me with sword and spear and battle-ax. I come at you in the name of God-of-the-Angel-Armies, the God of Israel’s troops, whom you curse and mock. This very day God is handing you over to me. I’m about to kill you, cut off your head, and serve up your body and the bodies of your Philistine buddies to the crows and coyotes. The whole earth will know that there’s an extraordinary God in Israel. And everyone gathered here will learn that God doesn’t save by means of sword or spear. The battle belongs to God—he’s handing you to us on a platter!”

48-49 That roused the Philistine, and he started toward David. David took off from the front line, running toward the Philistine. David reached into his pocket for a stone, slung it, and hit the Philistine hard in the forehead, embedding the stone deeply. The Philistine crashed, facedown in the dirt.

Hear Your children cry out for America, Heavenly Father, because where Your Spirit is, there is Liberty! Father, guide the stone that flies and pierces the head of Goliath, causing him to fall. We give You all the praise, all the honor and all the glory, in the name of our Redeemer Jesus Christ we pray, Amen and Amen!