Saturday, February 12, 2011

Same Tyranny

      I discovered a unique American History book in our public library.  This printed edition was in the 973, non-fiction section:  Let Freedom Ring’ the Words That Shaped America.  It is a printed compilation of many historic documents, unedited and without commentary.  The reader has the opportunity for an individual perspective.
       One early document was our Declaration of Independence from July, 1776.  This was the thirteen colonies (independent states) grievances against a British tyrant and a Royal parliament.  Many of our Founding Father’s complaints fit our present federal government.
       If you have not read our Declaration of Independence recently, please do.  A few of the egregious government act against citizens were:
  • Imposing taxes under various pretenses;
  • a board of commissioners with unconstitutional powers;
  • at the arbitrary proceedings of parliament and administration;
       Further established in the Declaration of Independence as The English Colonies of North America, by immutable laws of nature, the principles of the English Constitution, and several charters or compacts, have the following rights: (There is an elongated list.)
      ….In 1814, one of our Founding Fathers, John Taylor wrote, “A power to take from a nation, and give to itself, is a strict definition of civilized tyranny."

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