Have you read the Declaration of Independence? You really should, so you’ll see where we came from and the fact that we’re going back to the tyranny we fought a war over. This is a 10 part series on the Declaration. Let’s begin.
He has endeavored 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.
- I had to do a look into the historical context of the above. But the king was worried about more people going to America, in particularly the Germans who apparently had a independent streak. So he made hard to get to America or even buy land here.
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.
- Not only did King George make laws, he stacked the courts in his favor. Judges had to answer to him if they wanted to keep their positions. It’s not the same today, but it is similar when the Senate and President belong to the same party the Federal judges they appoint have a similiar worldview has the party that put them there.
He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harrass our people, and eat out their substance.
Bureaucrats and regulations. Just. Like. Today.
We defied one tyrant, fought for freedom, and birthed a nation based on the foundational right to live your own life as long as you do no harm to others. We have been moving steadily backwards from the ideals that founded America, and we should be ashamed. The power is in the people, and we abdicated that authority to faceless bureaucrats. We have a choice, Dependent or Independent. Which are you?
Next week, I’ll look at more of the charges against King George and see if we suffer under the same today.