For quartering large bodies of armed troops among us:
For protecting them, by 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 offenses:
King George forced his troops upon the colonists, troops that could get away with murder literally. To fight against these troops who stole from, raped and killed Americans would be tantamount to treason against the government. The Second Amendment was written for just this purpose. So that the government knew that the citizens would not tolerate a totalitarian government oppressing them again, ever.
You may be saying to yourself that this kind of thing could never happen here. That there is no way that Obama's National Civilian army would ever force themselves onto civilians. That there would be equal justice for those who were part of his army that committed crimes. Really? So the Black Panthers stand outside a polling place armed to the teeth to intimidate voters. Video and audio is taken of what they are doing. And the Justice department insists that charges be dropped? Why? Because there is a different justice system under Obama's watch. It has already happened here, just not on a wide scale. Don't fool yourselves into thinking that it couldn't happen here or now.
If I were to stand in front of a polling place, my .45 on one hip and .38 on the other, with the backup .280 and a Glock 23 and begin intimidating black people I would be arrested, sent to jail and rightly so. But if I were intimidating white "Republican-looking" voters, that's okay, I'd be a part of Obama's Corps.
For abolishing the free system of English laws in a neighboring 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 in 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, burned our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people.
He is at this time transporting large armies of foreign mercenaries to complete the works of death, desolation and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of cruelty and 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 endeavored to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian savages, whose known rule of warfare, is 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 attention 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 the 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.
Look at all that King George did to deserve the ire of the colonists. It took the Declaration, a hard fought war and less than a generation later another war to finally win our independence from Great Britain. This Country was born out of a people's desire to be free, to worship freely, to live freely. The men who created this Document did so after many hours of prayer and contemplation in God's Word.
They knew that the natural inclination of a government was a grab for power so in this Document and the Constitution, they limited government's power, armed and strengthened the people's power and did so relying on Divine Providence. Since that time, America has been the beacon of freedom from oppression world-wide. Christians in this country support a vast majority of the charities around the world.
It is here that people dream of coming. But we have sinned. We have used our collective free-will to elect a group of people who know not God. A group of leaders who see nothing wrong with murdering unborn children, or choosing to rebel against the most basic of God's order in turning away from the natural to the unnatural. We have a leader who covers up the name of Christ when he speaks at a Catholic University, but openly celebrates the Ramadan holiday in the White House. A leader who canceled the National Day of Prayer gathering of pastors and Christians, but hosted Muslim leaders in the White House.