Monday, July 04, 2005

Happy Independence Day, Everyone!!

...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.

...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.

...For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent.

...He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us...

...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.

Just a few little highlights for you from our Declaration of Independence.

Be careful with your fireworks.

Have a great 4th!


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