ATTENTION, PEOPLE OF THE WORLD:
When in the Course of environmental events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the economic 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.
The history of the present British Petroleum is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over the Gulf of Mexico. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.
They have ignored all safety rules and regulations.
They have murdered 11 citizens of these United States
Their oil continues to spew unfettered into our waters, and continues to threaten our shores, our citizens, and our economy.
They have failed to appreciate the gravity of the situation, and have developed an increasingly bizarre series of contraptions that do nothing to address the actual problem.
They are concerned only with protecting their own profits over and above their fellow-creatures of the sea and shore.
They have misled, lied, underestimated, and used deception and delay to deflect all criticism of their actions.
They have hidden behind their friends in the GOP, who bear equal culpability for this outrage.
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 market.
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 United States, solemnly publish and declare that a state of war has existed between the United States and British Petroleum since April 20, 2010. We shall pursue every means available to us until we reach the ultimate victory; the well is shut down forever, the coasts are clean, our economy is repaired, and the perpetrators of this monstrous crime are brought before the judgment of the world for the crimes against nature and humanity.
Online Petition: BP must be held accountable3 comments (Latest Comment: 05/19/2010 18:59:21 by Raine