By Kevin “Coach” Collins
In the summer of 1776 our Founding Fathers gathered in Philadelphia to decide not whether they would tell King George III they had had enough, but how to word their message. They wanted nothing about our Declaration of Independence to be ambiguous.
They explained that it had become necessary to dissolve the political bands that connected them to England because they were entitled by God to have certain inalienable rights the British Crown refused to recognize. Our Founding Fathers confidently proclaimed the truths they relied upon were self-evident. To ground their declaration in logic they presented a list of evils and abuses George III had committed. It reads like a criminal indictment. Here are some of the charges they listed against the English King.
He refused to follow laws.
He forbade state governors from passing laws that would benefit their people. Moreover he completely ignored laws he didn’t like.
He refused requests for laws that would help people unless the districts they lived in agreed to give up genuine representation in their legislature.
He obstructed the laws for naturalization of foreigners.
He obstructed the administration of justice, by refusing his assent to laws for establishing judiciary powers.
He made judges dependent on his will alone, for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.
He erected a multitude of new offices, and sent out swarms of officers to harass our people, and “eat out their substance.”
He combined with others to subject Americans to a jurisdiction foreign to us and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his assent to their acts of pretended legislation.
He imposed taxes on us without our consent.
The similarity between our predicament in 1776 and what Barack Obama has inflicted upon us today is eerie. With no alternative our Founding Fathers picked up guns and took to the streets to fight for their freedoms. We can’t do that today, but we can take to the streets and work to win our freedoms in November. When you do we must vote conservative.
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This day in history July 4
1776: The Declaration of Independence is announced in Philadelphia. Happy birthday America!
In this world you may have knowledge or you may have repose, but you may not have both.
What have you done today to deserve to live in America?
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