THE UNANIMOUS DECLARATION of the thirteen united STATES of AMERICA or THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE and ITS RELEVANCE TODAY
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 harass 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 benefit 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 British 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.
Josiah Bartlett, William Whipple, Matthew Thornton
John Hancock, Samuel Adams, John Adams, Robert Treat Paine, Elbridge Gerry
Stephen Hopkins, William Ellery
Roger Sherman, Samuel Huntington, William Williams, Oliver Wolcott
William Floyd, Philip Livingston, Francis Lewis, Lewis Morris
Richard Stockton, John Witherspoon, Francis Hopkinson, John Hart, Abraham Clark
Robert Morris, Benjamin Rush, Benjamin Franklin, John Morton, George Clymer, James Smith, George Taylor, James Wilson, George Ross
Caesar Rodney, George Read, Thomas McKean
George Wythe, Richard Henry Lee, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Harrison, Thomas Nelson, Jr., Francis Lightfoot Lee, Carter Braxton
William Hooper, Joseph Hewes, John Penn
Edward Rutledge, Thomas Heyward, Jr., Thomas Lynch, Jr., Arthur Middleton
Button Gwinnett, Lyman Hall, George Walton
WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE IN AMAC AND AARP? MY TWO SENSE: Taken from the AMAC website homepage. And just to get it out of the way—no, I am not receiving anything from AMAC! In fact, I may be breaking some copyright infringement rule! But when I see honesty out there where so much is dishonest, I have to say something. From what I know about AMAC, all of what you see on this post is true.
What’s the difference between AMAC and AARP?
The Constitution …
They think it’s out of date. We think it is the greatest document ever devised by man for the governance of man.
They are for more government. We think there is too much government and wasted spending.
They are scaring older people to get members. AMAC has brought to Congress a solution to keep Social Security Solvent!
They pushed for it and stand to gain millions from their insurance sales. We know it will result in rationing and are fighting to repeal it.
Our National Debt…
They are ignoring it. We are pushing to reduce spending, cut departments and getting our fiscal house in order. They are part of the Liberal Media. AMAC publishes a national magazine that prints both sides of an argument in a fair and balanced way. If you want an organization that will speak out for the values you believe in, Join AMAC today!
Special Urgent Appeal to Every American Over 50:
Join today and spread the word. Conservative Americans need to Join Forces by joining Amac. We need to neutralize the effects of liberal power brokers – like the AARP.
More and more Americans are realizing the NEED for an organization like the AARP – but one that represents the Real America and stands for traditional values, fiscal responsibility and true financial security for those who have earned it.
AMAC is now THE leading conservative alternative to the AARP, providing insurance benefits (including Medicare Supplement, Major Medical), travel discounts and A VOICE THAT TRULY SPEAKS FOR YOU. AMAC membership has recently exploded with a ground swell of grassroots support – from 30,000 members to over 900,000 members.
More and more Americans are realizing that the AARP does not represent their values – while AMAC does.
Your fellow Americans are joiningAMAC because the AARP:
Does not represent best interest.
Misrepresents the needs and wishes of American over 50.
Aggressively backed ObamaCare against the wishes of their members. From whom they now stand to take $1 Billion Dollars as a direct result of Medicare cuts AARP supported.
Supports aggressive Gun Control.
Supports federally-funded Abortion.
Supports big government and encourages Federal spending. (They received over $100 million in grants last year.)
They either support or are silent on many other issues that seniors oppose.
They have very limited choices for insurance benefits. Every policy they sell furthers their agenda.
$1 Billion reward for passage of ObamaCare VIDEO:Finally, we know why AARP worked so hard to get ObamaCare passed. As reported recently in the New York Times and Washington Post, a Congressional Oversight committee released the findings of a year-long investigation that revealed how AARP stands to make nearly $1 billion over the next 10 years if ObamaCare remains in effect.Watch the video of AARP President, A. Barry Rand being questioned in Congress.This is why we need your help. AMAC is fighting to help mature Americans, not push legislation that profits us. Join the AMAC Army. Together we can make a difference. Tell the AARP, “No More!” In what will be the MOST IMPORTANT election in our nation’s history – we need to neutralize AARP’s power. they were a powerhouse for Obama in the last election. We can’t allow thatto be repeated. We need to let our elected representativesknow AARP doesn’t speak for US.AMAC does.
Everything that was once good about the AARP is now
Better with Amac:
True advocacy for seniors. We fight for better public policy that address your needs and your values.
Active, involved membership. Grassroots efforts working for legislation to curb government spending and over taxing seniors.
Insurance you need – Medicare Supplement, Prescription Drug Coverage, Major Medical, Long-term Care, Home, Auto and more.
Travel and other discounts on products important to mature Americans.
Plus, we fight against:
Out of control spending in Washington, DC.
Record debt we are leaving our kids and grandkids.
Government policies that are killing jobs instead of creating them.
Liberal agendas that weaken our economic and military strength and limit our freedoms.
If you are over 50, please join us NOW.AMAC Demands an End to the Social Security Double-TaxAMAC – Over 900,000 Strong – is pressuring Congress to draft legislation ending the tax on your Social Security checks. This money is yours. You earned it. You need it. The government has no right to it.If you are senior collecting social security, and your combined income is more than $33,000 ($25,000 single) you are paying a tax on your Social Security income* – A Tax that you ALREADY paid.You were taxed when your money went in – and now you are being taxed AGAIN when YOUR money is returned to you.That doesn’t make any sense. AMAC is telling key House Representatives that it is just plain wrong. And, that they MUST draft legislation to correct it.Join Amac. We will add you to our growing army supporting this legislation. With your help we will get new laws enacted. Better Laws. Better for You. Better for America.Join now. Stay informed. Get the AMAC Magazine. Get the AMAC benefits – save on insurance and other products vital to your quality of life. *see Social Security publication 915 to figure your combined income. We stand with all 50+ Americans who want a better America. Better for us. Better for our children. Better for our grandchildren.$5 O’Gallon gas is coming. And AARP is silent. VIDEO:
Want to know more about AMAC? Get to know us and learn about what we do for our members and America. Go to their website: http://amac.us/join-amac?campaign=George%20jarkesy%20Twitter
We Americans are like children. Tell us we cannot do something, and we will do that something just for spite! Freedom will not go quietly, obama! Americans have fought and given their lives for the sake of FREEDOM, and we will do it again, and again, and again. We will fight tyranny and oppression because we would rather die than put up with the arrogance of despotism.
It may take a long time for America to wake up, and smell the coffee, but once she is awake, she will take back what was usurped while she slept. Political Correctness will fall to the wayside, and be seen for what it truly is; a major assault on the First Amendment. Tolerance of the intolerable will fall as well, and DC corruption will meet the ire of pissed off Americans!
PASS THIS ALONG WHILE WE STILL HAVE IT!!!!!!!!!!
|AMAC – The Association of Mature American Citizens is now over 1,000,000 Members Strong!|
|ObamaCare Deals Seniors Another Blow|
On January 1, 2014, ObamaCare cut nearly $22 billion from Medicare home health care over four years. That means an estimated 3.5 million poor and ill homebound senior citizens woke up on New Year’s Day to discover that ObamaCare had slashed funding for their home health care program.
Last year, Medicare home health services were delivered to approximately 3.5 million Medicare beneficiaries. According to the federal government’s own data, these seniors are older, poorer and sicker than the Medicare beneficiary population as whole. Many of these seniors also reside in rural communities, where home health care is especially important because other sources of treatment are often located many miles away.
But wait, there’s more: according to the Obama Administration’s own statistics, “approximately 40 percent” of all providers of home health services face net losses as a result of this Medicare cut. Put more plainly, 4-in-10 of all the providers on whom homebound seniors depend face the threat of bankruptcy and closure as a result of ObamaCare. That’s 5,000 home health care companies and 500,000 jobs wiped out in order to pay for ObamaCare.
Of course, this is merely one example of how ObamaCare is hurting American citizens, affecting American businesses and impacting American jobs. AMAC, the Association of Mature American Citizens, is leading the charge to rescind this reprehensible attack on America’s seniors and small businesses. We have always believed that ObamaCare was a destructive and costly monstrosity – and we support a full repeal.
As the fastest growing alternative to groups like AARP, we aim to champion the interests of mature Americans, seniors and prospective retirees. We believe in religious freedom, free enterprise and support common sense solutions to our Nation’s largest challenges.
Our nation’s economic growth and our citizens’ future prosperity should not be threatened from bad policies emanating from Washington DC.
Join the AMAC Army today and spread the word to friends, family and neighbors – help us fight government overreach and unaccountable Federal spending in the nation’s Capital with greater strength in numbers!
AMAC – Fighting for you to make America strong!