Jul. 6th, 2016

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Just something I thought it'd be fun to do on the 4th of july.

He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.

http://www.sanders.senate.gov/newsroom/recent-business/bills-blocked-by-republican-filibusters http://www.politico.com/story/2014/05/republicans-legislation-obama-dccc-event-106481
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. https://www.treasury.gov/initiatives/Documents/POTENTIAL%20MACROECONOMIC%20IMPACT%20OF%20DEBT%20CEILING%20BRINKMANSHIP.pdf
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. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/local/wp/2016/04/21/kasich-on-d-c-voting-rights-thats-just-more-votes-in-the-democratic-party/ http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/news/article/13038940/how-the-gun-lobby-shot-down-dcs-congressional-vote-the
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. Nothing really.
He has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness of his invasions on the rights of the people. Fucking manly firmness. I really cannot understand the worship of Jefferson that's still forced down all our throats.
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. http://fivethirtyeight.com/datalab/obama-has-waited-longer-for-cabinet-confirmations-than-any-other-recent-president/
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. http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2015/01/House-Republicans-Vote-to-Block-Obama-on-Immigration/384513/
He has obstructed the Administration of Justice by refusing his Assent to Laws for establishing Judiciary Powers. http://www.cnn.com/2016/02/23/politics/joe-biden-supreme-court-senate-republicans/
He has made Judges dependent on his Will alone for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries. I don't want to find a specific article about how the entire political class of my country is shamelessly corrupt.
He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people and eat out their substance. https://www.dhs.gov/
He has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies without the Consent of our legislatures. http://www.defense.gov/
He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil Power. http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Military-tribunals-not-the-same-as-U-S-courts-3232033.php http://www.huffingtonpost.com/matt-kaiser/police-think-theyre-above_b_6573806.html
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: https://ustr.gov/tpp/
For quartering large bodies of armed troops among us: http://data.baltimoresun.com/news/freddie-gray-trial/ http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2015/12/28/461293703/grand-jury-declines-to-indict-police-officers-in-tamir-rice-investigation
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: https://www.pmddtc.state.gov/embargoed_countries/
For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taxation_in_the_United_States
For depriving us in many cases, of the benefit of Trial by Jury: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Defense_Authorization_Act_for_Fiscal_Year_2012#Detention_without_trial:_Section_1021
For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offences: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Extraordinary_rendition
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 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guantanamo_Bay_detention_camp
For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Citizens_United_v._FEC http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/21/us/supreme-court-says-police-may-use-evidence-found-after-illegal-stops.html?_r=0
For suspending our own Legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever. I really do wonder if this is the sort of thing that will happen in my lifetime.
He has abdicated Government here, by declaring us out of his Protection and waging War against us. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/COINTELPRO
He has plundered our seas, ravaged our coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people. http://insideclimatenews.org/news/20130129/united-states-china-carbon-greenhouse-gas-emissions-renewable-energy-coal-plants-pollution-global-warming-climate
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. scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages. Seriously fuck Jefferson and his overwrought nonsense. I still think it's worth asking just how much did he have in common with Ariel Castro.
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. This one is so specific and so interesting - there's stories here. I wonder, without having the animus to search, how often it happened that privateers made their kidnapees fight their people.
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. To me, this really points out what Jefferson et. Al were all about - the same as ever - "Those dangerous barbarians are out there, we have to band together to protect ourselves from the insidious other! By making sure that I am in charge!" Ugh.
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. I never do stop enjoying the social media style whinging tone that's in the declaration - You did me wrong and I'm going my own way but like hundreds of times more petulant than that in a voice that I personally cannot conjure. So gross.


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