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    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.
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  • #2
    Couldn’t even get through TWO sentences without throwing “god” in there?!?! Fuck that
    a legend and an out of work bum look a lot alike, daddy.

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    • #3
      I'll be in the mood to celebrate "independence" when my rights don't depend on the opinions of cishet dudes.
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      • #4
        Yeah ..nothing to celebrate in this fucking country right now.
        "If you leave ignorance and stupidity alone, ignorance and stupidity will think it's ok."
        -Gallagher

        R.I.P.
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        • #5
          The thing to celebrate in this country is its ideals.

          The fact that we fail to live up to them points up how vital they are. Giving up those ideals is what the Right wants, since then this becomes just a harsh realism struggle for power.

          The point of the United States, unlike most other nations, is our comradery is not based on ethnicity, religion, or other accidents of history. Anyone who accepts our ideals, anywhere in the world, is, metaphysically, American. We are a nation of ideas, not legacies. There is no "American Birthright." America is renewed each time we get up and decide to live according to our values that day. We hold these truths to be self-evident.

          That is what we celebrate today. Independence Day, July 4, is Kill a Nazi Day. Today is all about our finest and most idealistic wishes as a polity. It is exactly the opposite of what we see in the Republican and Dump malignancy.

          We are the Real Americans, and today is our cake day. Celebrate, unironically. And then tomorrow we'll take those fuckwits to the woodshed.








          Last edited by Kepler; 07-04-2022, 02:04 PM.
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          • #6
            Sorry Kep..but when the GOP is actively trying to make it so votes don't count...and only white men matter and it seems like the court is going to follow their stance...there is nothing to celebrate. Only thing left is bracing for the end.
            "If you leave ignorance and stupidity alone, ignorance and stupidity will think it's ok."
            -Gallagher

            R.I.P.
            Grandpa G. ~ Feb 11, 1918-Oct. 6, 1999
            Grandma ~ Jan 2004
            Dad ~ Nov. 4, 1958-April 21, 2008
            Grandpa S. ~ June 21, 1932-November 11, 2013

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            • #7
              Not really doing the whole "Independence" thing on July 4, especially when my rights depend on how cishet white dudes are feeling in the moment.
              And I'm especially not feeling it, considering those same cishet white dudes will happily pull up the "Transgender" section of PornHub in private while accusing the trans community of attempting to harm their wives and children in public.
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              • #8
                If you're going to revolt against the established government, it helps to win, otherwise it's treason.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by joecct View Post
                  If you're going to revolt against the established government, it helps to win, otherwise it's treason.
                  Single elimination tournament.
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by First Time, Long Time View Post
                    Sorry Kep..but when the GOP is actively trying to make it so votes don't count...and only white men matter and it seems like the court is going to follow their stance...there is nothing to celebrate. Only thing left is bracing for the end.
                    You know how I stand. Love of country is different for an American because it is love of principles, not flag or government or military or any of the static symbols and landmarks of a particular state. Love of America is criticism.

                    So, in OTL the current release of America sucks? It has before, at times even worse. Obama was wrong a lot but he was right about "a more perfect union" being the key concept. America is always a work in progress. There are always turds in the punch bowl -- sometimes even a majority of turds.

                    Right now this country is 40% turds, with the Court having a 6-3 turdjority. That sucks, but it's up to us to flush the turds, because they won't do it themselves.
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                    ECAC Champion 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1973, 1980, 1986, 1996, 1997, 2003, 2005, 2010
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Kepler View Post

                      You know how I stand. Love of country is different for an American because it is love of principles, not flag or government or military or any of the static symbols and landmarks of a particular state. Love of America is criticism.

                      So, in OTL the current release of America sucks? It has before, at times even worse. Obama was wrong a lot but he was right about "a more perfect union" being the key concept. America is always a work in progress. There are always turds in the punch bowl -- sometimes even a majority of turds.

                      Right now this country is 40% turds, with the Court having a 6-3 turdjority. That sucks, but it's up to us to flush the turds, because they won't do it themselves.
                      You seem to have faith...I don't.
                      As I said...the GOP is trying to make it so voting has no meaning and they stay in power forever and it sure seems like they're going to get it.
                      Sure it may not happen, but I'm not holding my breath. This country very well may be beyond hope.
                      "If you leave ignorance and stupidity alone, ignorance and stupidity will think it's ok."
                      -Gallagher

                      R.I.P.
                      Grandpa G. ~ Feb 11, 1918-Oct. 6, 1999
                      Grandma ~ Jan 2004
                      Dad ~ Nov. 4, 1958-April 21, 2008
                      Grandpa S. ~ June 21, 1932-November 11, 2013

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by joecct View Post
                        If you're going to revolt against the established government, it helps to win, otherwise it's treason.
                        I thought it was legitimate political discourse.

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                        Rover Frenchy, Classic! Great post.
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                        Miss Thundercat That's it, you win.
                        TBA#2 I want to kill you and dance in your blood.
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by First Time, Long Time View Post

                          You seem to have faith...I don't.
                          As I said...the GOP is trying to make it so voting has no meaning and they stay in power forever and it sure seems like they're going to get it.
                          Sure it may not happen, but I'm not holding my breath. This country very well may be beyond hope.
                          I do have faith; failure is not an option.

                          The atheist socialist elitist as-shole is a patriot, whodathunk? Well, in foxholes we are all equal mud-spattered brothers. Now come with me if you want to live. Let's kill some Nazis.

                          Last edited by Kepler; 07-04-2022, 06:26 PM.
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                          ECAC Champion 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1973, 1980, 1986, 1996, 1997, 2003, 2005, 2010
                          Ivy League Champion 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1977, 1978, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1996, 1997, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2012, 2014, 2018, 2019, 2020

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Kepler View Post

                            I do have faith; failure is not an option.
                            But voting isn't the way to solve it.

                            We're going to have to revive the tree of Liberty with blood. With violence.

                            In fact, I'm in favor of ripping everything up and starting over again, making damn sure Evangelicals get relegated to 0.00003% of the vote.
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by MissThundercat View Post

                              But voting isn't the way to solve it.

                              We're going to have to revive the tree of Liberty with blood. With violence.

                              In fact, I'm in favor of ripping everything up and starting over again, making damn sure Evangelicals get relegated to 0.00003% of the vote.
                              You know they'll fight back, don't you? And in your war there will be no negotiated settlement.
                              CCT '77 & '78
                              4 kids
                              5 grandsons (BCA 7/09, CJA 5/14, JDL 8/14, JFL 6/16, PJL 7/18)
                              1 granddaughter (EML 4/18)

                              ”Any society that would give up a little liberty to gain a little security will deserve neither and lose both.”
                              - Benjamin Franklin

                              Banned from the St. Lawrence University Facebook page - March 2016 (But I got better).

                              I want to live forever. So far, so good.

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