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On a related note, a reader sent me the following:
If the Declaration were written today, how would Jefferson phrase it? A reader speculates . . .
TO THE GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES:
CONCERNING THE RIGHTS OF THE PEOPLE OF THE
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for the people
to renounce the political bands which have connected them with their
government, and to reclaim among the powers of the earth, the 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 that renunciation.
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 the American people; and such is now the necessity which
constrains them to renounce the conduct of their Government. The
history of the present Government of the United States is a history of
repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the
establishment of an absolute Tyranny over its People. To prove this,
let Facts be submitted to a candid world.
CONCERNING THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES:
have abused the electoral system to guarantee returns for
incumbents, and allowed our elections to become advertising campaigns
controlled by Monied Interests.
You have ceased to write our
Nation’s Laws, allowing them to be written instead by those same
Monied Interests that finance your election campaigns.
You have ceased to publicly debate or even read, before enacting, the Laws that Monied Interests write for you.
You have abdicated your responsibility to declare War and secure Peace.
have saddled the People with the Gambling Debts of the Wall Street
Bankers, and in so doing thrown our Nation into Bankruptcy.
per cent of Congressional seats are now held by incumbents; a
percentage matched only by fraudulent democracies and de facto tyrannies
like the former Soviet Union. Those seats are controlled by Special
Monied Interests that run our political system, write our laws in
their own interests, exchange the Rights of our People for the
Privileges of the Oligarchy, and saddle us with Perpetual War.
CONCERNING THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH OF THE UNITED STATES:
have violated the Fourth Amendment guarantee against unreasonable
Search and Seizure, and issued Warrants without Probable Cause.
have violated the Fifth Amendment guarantee of due process of law,
targeting your own citizens for extra-legal assassination.
You have violated the Sixth Amendment guarantee of a public Trial by Jury.
You have violated the Eighth Amendment guarantee prohibiting Cruel and Unusual Punishment with a reign of Torture.
You have saddled the People with the Expense of maintaining in Peacetime a Standing Army of
Two Million Professional and Mercenary Soldiers.
have built a Thousand Military Bases in 110 Countries Worldwide, and
subverted the United States from a Republic to a Military Empire.
You have asserted fraudulent Casus Belli to bend the People’s Will to the Hostile Designs of War.
have made war on countries--Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan--that pose
no threat to the American people and desire no conflict with us.
You have abused the Citizens with Propaganda Campaigns to promote these Wars.
have allowed the Secret Police Forces of the CIA, the NSA, the FBI,
and the Military Police to spy upon, arrest, imprison without
charges, and torture his own citizens.
have lied about Iraqi Weaponry, the Perpetrators of the Anthrax
Attack, and the Perpetrators of 9/11 [*Note: see statements below from the chairman of the Senate
Intelligence Committee, and chair of the Joint Inquiry of the House
and Senate Intelligence Committees into 9/11, and the 9/11
Commissioners themselves, in this regard]; and used those lies to justify
the Desecration of our Rights, and the Fearmongering and Warmongering
Campaigns that preceded your Armed Invasion of the Middle East. You
have allowed the Military Forces and the Secret Police of this
country to wrest control from their Civil Authority, and embark on a
campaign of world domination that requires as a corollary the
usurpation of the fundamental rights of the Citizens of the United
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 Government whose character
is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyranny, is unfit to
be the ruler of a free people.
Nor have We been wanting in
attentions to our brethren in Government. We have warned you from
time to time of your attempts to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction
over us. We have reminded you that our rights under the Constitution
and the Bill of Rights are Inalienable. We have appealed to your
native justice and magnanimity, and we have conjured you by the ties
of our common kindred to disavow these usurpations, which, would
inevitably interrupt our connections and correspondence. You have been
deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity. We must,
therefore, acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces our
Separation, and hold you, as we hold the rest of mankind, Enemies in
War, in Peace Friends.
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 this Country, solemnly publish and
declare, That these Citizens of the United States are, and of Right
ought to be Free and Vested in Liberty; that they are Absolved from
all Allegiance to the Government of the United States, and that all
political connection between them and the Government, is and ought to
be totally dissolved until that Government restores the Rights and
Liberties it has unlawfully taken from us; and that as Free and
Independent Citizens, we have full Power to create a New Government,
and to do all other Acts and Things which Free Citizens 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.
* Note: In 2002, Senator Bob Graham - former chairman of the Senate
Intelligence Committee, and chair of the Joint Inquiry of the House and
Senate Intelligence Committees into 9/11 - told PBS:
think there is very compelling evidence that at least some
of the terrorists were assisted not just in financing --
although that was part of it -- by a sovereign foreign government and
that we have been derelict in our duty to track that down, make
the further case, or find the evidence that would indicate
that that is not true and we can look for other reasons why
the terrorists were able to function so effectively in the
Indeed, many 9/11 Commissioners, Congressmen and high-level government officials claim that the 9/11 Commission did not get to the bottom of that heinous terrorist act.