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ReDeclaration of Independence
Author: BobR    Date: 01/02/2008 06:30:10

It's a new year. Time for a new government by re-examining an old classic...
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IN CYBERWORLD, Jan 2, 2008.

The unanimous Declaration of the fifty 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 President of the United States 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.


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 American brethren. We have warned them from time to time of attempts by our government to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us. We have reminded them of the circumstances of our ancestors' 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 Bush Administration, and that all political connection between them and the Administration of George Bush, 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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So perhaps some of the links aren't exact matches, and some don't pertain 100% to just the Bush Administration. However, there's no denying our current government is broken.

Viva La Revolution!

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Comment by TriSec on 01/02/2008 14:06:21


Comment by TriSec on 01/02/2008 14:07:49
*grunt*



Still Bree, I see. On to Rachel!



Comment by velveeta jones on 01/02/2008 14:24:14
WOW!! Excellent blog!! Makes me wanna.................do something.

Except that I am hopelessly snowed in. We currently have more than "snowfall" its a virtual BLANKET of snow coming down, and its been steady since midnight last night. My little street never see's a snowplow, unless one of the neighbors brings his tractor out.

So, here I'll be all day-- maybe for the next couple of days!!

Comment by Raine on 01/02/2008 14:52:52
Good morning !!!!

Comment by wickedpam on 01/02/2008 14:56:42
Morning!





Why is it I get all emotional and teary when I read the Declaration of Independance? :cry:





Maybe during the, hopefully Spring, gathering of various bloggers in DC there is a trip to the National Archives to see the real thing!

Comment by TriSec on 01/02/2008 15:03:53
Snippets of my weekend:



I watched two wildly diverse movies this weekend..."Who Killed the Electric Car" and "Akira"...



My Aunt was complaining that home heating oil was over $3.50/gal this year, and it's costing about $500/month to keep the house warm.



With gas over $3 right now, nobody I know is buying a full tank anymore (myself included.) I'm putting in $20/week and hoping for the best.



My aged uncle and last living link to "The Greatest Generation" is in the hospital with CHF...don't know if it's the beginning of the end or not.



My wingnuts-in-law are having a hard time of it now...Mrs. TriSec's father was diagnosed with Alzheimer's last summer, and he seems to be not responding to any treatments and continues to decline. Mum-in-law is not coping well, either.



We've got one more holiday to go through...Three Kings is this Sunday then we can finally take down our tree.



I apparently don't understand the power of addiction...I was wondering recently if I have increased my consumption of alcohol too much recently....but New Year's Day I found the thought of any more drink to be repulsive, I think choking down one glass of wine with dinner was probably too much. Still feel a little icky this morning...but I've lost count of how many 'alkies' I know. (All hail AA...they saved my friend who surely would be dead by now if it wasn't for them.)



The NH primary is next week, but you wouldn't really know it from the ads. We see Romney and McCain, and a couple of Obama's here and there, but nobody else.



Anyway, I digress.



Comment by Raine on 01/02/2008 15:12:26
The blog is a little freekin me out this morning.. but, yes, I concurr... it is very very good.

Comment by Raine on 01/02/2008 15:16:38
Omar Shiek is also a suspect in the murder of Daniel PEarl... :foil:

Comment by wickedpam on 01/02/2008 15:23:30
Quote by Raine: Omar Shiek is also a suspect in the murder of Daniel PEarl... :foil:




Why is it the same names keep popping up with all these high profile incidents?



Comment by velveeta jones on 01/02/2008 15:27:27
TRISEC: I've made no mystery of the fact that I'm in recovery for drugs and alcohol and I go to AA. If you think you have a problem, just go to a few open meetings to listen. There's nothing for you to lose. (I'm sure you can figure out how to go about finding out where and when they are, if not, PM me and I'll tell you how).



At worst you'll lose a few hours of your life, at best you'll find your answer to whether you consume beyond "normal" use.



Comment by wickedpam on 01/02/2008 15:32:25
Just heard HUckabee is doing Leno tonight - wonder how many other candidates will cross the picket line?

Comment by BobR on 01/02/2008 15:36:17
morning, folks... :coffee:

Comment by velveeta jones on 01/02/2008 15:44:05
Quote by wickedpam: Just heard HUckabee is doing Leno tonight - wonder how many other candidates will cross the picket line?


The Huckster is really pushing his Christian agenda............but many people don't see that as a problem. Really? But isn't that why we criticize other world leaders, i.e. Khamenei in Iran.

Comment by velveeta jones on 01/02/2008 15:53:36
Breaking Classic Movie alert: For anyone else snowed in/bored. Great Robert Florey movie starting on TCM, The Beast with Five Fingers (1946). A silly horror film about a severed hand, starring Peter Lorre. Robert Florey was a very prolific and under-rated director. He did some great work. This one scared the bejesus out of many of us post- baby boomers when we were kids.

Comment by livingonli on 01/02/2008 15:58:50
Hi folks. Greetings from the car dealer. Thank heaven for Wi-Fi and my new laptop



Getting my drivers seat replaced. Got a good price deal. May need wipers replaced too. It's 29 degrees and we just had some flurries. Supposed to be really cold tomorrow.

Comment by wickedpam on 01/02/2008 16:01:02
Quote by velveeta jones: Breaking Classic Movie alert: For anyone else snowed in/bored. Great Robert Florey movie starting on TCM, The Beast with Five Fingers (1946). A silly horror film about a severed hand, starring Peter Lorre. Robert Florey was a very prolific and under-rated director. He did some great work. This one scared the bejesus out of many of us post- baby boomers when we were kids.




I think I've seen that thanks to UHF tv of the 70's. Zombie movies scare(d) the hell out of me. That and Vincent Price.



Comment by BobR on 01/02/2008 16:01:55
Quote by velveeta jones: Breaking Classic Movie alert: For anyone else snowed in/bored. Great Robert Florey movie starting on TCM, The Beast with Five Fingers (1946). A silly horror film about a severed hand, starring Peter Lorre. Robert Florey was a very prolific and under-rated director. He did some great work. This one scared the bejesus out of many of us post- baby boomers when we were kids.


At least we know it's not Mickey Mouse...

Comment by wickedpam on 01/02/2008 16:02:21
Quote by livingonli: Hi folks. Greetings from the car dealer. Thank heaven for Wi-Fi and my new laptop



Getting my drivers seat replaced. Got a good price deal. May need wipers replaced too. It's 29 degrees and we just had some flurries. Supposed to be really cold tomorrow.




brrrrr! I'm looking forward the 60's were suppose to get next week. Stay warm Liv.



Comment by BobR on 01/02/2008 16:03:52
Quote by livingonli: Hi folks. Greetings from the car dealer. Thank heaven for Wi-Fi and my new laptop



Getting my drivers seat replaced. Got a good price deal. May need wipers replaced too. It's 29 degrees and we just had some flurries. Supposed to be really cold tomorrow.


It's in the 20's here.

Comment by livingonli on 01/02/2008 16:05:37
Brrr, that's freezing for Hotlanta. Break out the hot chocolate.

Comment by livingonli on 01/02/2008 16:11:51
My car is done already. So I am logging off again. See y'all in a bit.

Comment by velveeta jones on 01/02/2008 16:12:17
Quote by livingonli: Brrr, that's freezing for Hotlanta. Break out the hot chocolate.


Wimps. Its currently 13 degrees here, but the wind is kicking up, so it feels oh so much colder!

Comment by velveeta jones on 01/02/2008 16:28:12
Hey, is the Atlanta contingent getting any snow?

Comment by BobR on 01/02/2008 16:32:00
Quote by velveeta jones: Hey, is the Atlanta contingent getting any snow?


Nope - blue skies and sunshine.

Comment by BobR on 01/02/2008 16:32:55
Quote by livingonli: Brrr, that's freezing for Hotlanta. Break out the hot chocolate.


Technically, below 32 is freezing anywhere... :nerd:



I know, I know... :punch:

Comment by Raine on 01/02/2008 16:33:18
IT was 20 degrees this morning?!?!?! I figured it ws in the 40's. Did not seem that cold.

Comment by Raine on 01/02/2008 16:36:50
Jeepers, bobR is correct. it is only 26 degrees here. I just went outside, barefootin it!

Comment by BobR on 01/02/2008 16:38:50
Quote by livingonli: Brrr, that's freezing for Hotlanta. Break out the hot chocolate.


Upon further reflection, it's "ColdLanta"... :P

Comment by TriSec on 01/02/2008 16:40:33
I've got a balmy 28º and partial sun here in Watertown....



Although I heard it was going to be 7º tomorrow night, I think.



Well, 'tis January; what do you expect?





Comment by Raine on 01/02/2008 16:43:07
Bree should take callers, that is what I think.

Comment by Raine on 01/02/2008 16:44:29
Quote by TriSec: I've got a balmy 28º and partial sun here in Watertown.... Although I heard it was going to be 7º tomorrow night, I think. Well, 'tis January; what do you expect?
I live in the new south now... I didn't really think that it was this cold. I psyched myself totally out.

Comment by Raine on 01/02/2008 16:48:00
Heya tri... we went to an outdoors store yesterday, ran into a couple who dioes a lot of scouting... he told me that the Girl scouts of America no longer camp! So, he has offered to include the girls on his expeditions... (I thought that was very cool actually, he is going to have a co-ed rock climbing trip) Have you heard of anything like this up your way? For Myself, I was shocked to hear the the GSA no longer does camping. The woman said that they are choosing to focus on self esteem instead... WTF?

Comment by livingonli on 01/02/2008 16:48:48
The Sun's come out here. But it is still 28 degrees here. Tomorrow, it's supposed to only be in the low 20's. That'll be a good day to curl up with some hot chocolate.



Jeeperes, 13 in North Carolina. Granted, it's not quite the sun belt, but I guess you guys aren't used to that there.



And Summer can not come fast enough for me.



I'm blogging from home again.

Comment by Raine on 01/02/2008 16:51:05
GO JOHN EDWARDS!!!!!!!!


Comment by Raine on 01/02/2008 16:52:31
Liv, are you still on vacation?

Comment by Raine on 01/02/2008 16:53:56
I am really excited about tomorrow

Comment by livingonli on 01/02/2008 16:55:53
Quote by Raine: Liv, are you still on vacation?


2 more days. Actually, today and tomorrow are my regular scheduled days off so the holiday gets a small extension. Then it's back to the grind on Friday.



At least I am off on Super Bowl Sunday since I have to work the next few weekends.

Comment by livingonli on 01/02/2008 16:59:00
Begging for listeners is not good radio.

Comment by wickedpam on 01/02/2008 16:59:07
Quote by Raine:
Quote by TriSec: I've got a balmy 28º and partial sun here in Watertown....



Although I heard it was going to be 7º tomorrow night, I think.



Well, 'tis January; what do you expect?



I live in the new south now... I didn't really think that it was this cold. I psyched myself totally out.





I think Atlanta gets the same weather as Raleigh. Mostly nice but you get those cold dips and bad ice storms.



Comment by wickedpam on 01/02/2008 17:01:30
Quote by Raine: Heya tri... we went to an outdoors store yesterday, ran into a couple who dioes a lot of scouting... he told me that the Girl scouts of America no longer camp! So, he has offered to include the girls on his expeditions... (I thought that was very cool actually, he is going to have a co-ed rock climbing trip) Have you heard of anything like this up your way? For Myself, I was shocked to hear the the GSA no longer does camping. The woman said that they are choosing to focus on self esteem instead... WTF?




Where's the fun in calling an Irish setter a Bear and running screaming into the kitchen on a "camping" trip?



Self esteem is fine, but bring on the sit-upon and the smores! And this coming from a woman you hates to camp.



Comment by Raine on 01/02/2008 17:03:49
:huh: Eddie Murphy has a kid with Scary spice?

Comment by Raine on 01/02/2008 17:06:03
Quote by wickedpam:
Quote by Raine: Heya tri... we went to an outdoors store yesterday, ran into a couple who dioes a lot of scouting... he told me that the Girl scouts of America no longer camp! So, he has offered to include the girls on his expeditions... (I thought that was very cool actually, he is going to have a co-ed rock climbing trip) Have you heard of anything like this up your way? For Myself, I was shocked to hear the the GSA no longer does camping. The woman said that they are choosing to focus on self esteem instead... WTF?
Where's the fun in calling an Irish setter a Bear and running screaming into the kitchen on a "camping" trip? Self esteem is fine, but bring on the sit-upon and the smores! And this coming from a woman you hates to camp.
I think it is so regressive on the part of the GSA. I actually asked the woman if they would be bringing High tea back to the Girl scouts, she laughed.

Comment by Raine on 01/02/2008 17:06:47
mmmmMMMMmmmm... smores....

Comment by TriSec on 01/02/2008 17:07:58
The Girl Scouts still own several fine woods facilities in this area, not the least of which is Cedar Hill Camp right here in Waltham.



We were out there in October with the Cub Scouts..we went by several active campsites on our night hike, so yes they are still camping around here.



And here's from the GSA website...



I think you have some softies down there afraid of the outdoors, Raine.



Comment by Raine on 01/02/2008 17:08:21
Dodd and Kucinich are gonna be on Thom today! And it seems as tho Ralph nader is Thoms guest right now!

Comment by livingonli on 01/02/2008 17:08:39
Quote by Raine: Eddie Murphy has a kid with Scary spice?


Yep. They had a fling a few years back. He even had to take a paternity test because he denied fathering the child.

Comment by Raine on 01/02/2008 17:12:17
Thanks Tri. This was why I was asking. The guy said that they were no longer camping. Bob and I looked at each other and knew we had to ask you.

Comment by livingonli on 01/02/2008 17:13:06
I am surprised that Kucinich is backing Obama and not Edwards. I have gone from automatically voting Kucinich in the New York primary to a wait and see. If Edwards is going strong by the New York primary, I will probably vote for him since he is the best of the three "front runners".

Comment by Raine on 01/02/2008 17:14:48
gah... Nader seems like he is hopeful about Bloomberg running.

Comment by Raine on 01/02/2008 17:16:44
Quote by livingonli: I am surprised that Kucinich is backing Obama and not Edwards. I have gone from automatically voting Kucinich in the New York primary to a wait and see. If Edwards is going strong by the New York primary, I will probably vote for him since he is the best of the three "front runners".
Posted this story on the MB, but something else that bugs me to no end... Obama backed Lieberman... I am so disappointed in Dennis for this one. I sent his campaign a letter telling him so.