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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, subject to the same behavioral expectations individually regardless of station, that they are endowed by their Creator, not the government of any particular geographic area with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness, and ownership of property with unfettered ability to protect the same.–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 this population is more inclined 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 States; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present Federal Government 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.

This Federal Government has refused agreement to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good, and applied law partially and with prejudice.
This Federal Government has refused its charter duty of protecting the borders of the country against invasion.
This Federal Government and specifically the executive branch has inhibited commerce with onerous application of vague laws.
This Federal Government and specifically the executive branch has violated the Constitution in appointments of individuals to posts not approved and in violation of law.
This Federal Government and specifically the executive branch has inhibited the States from self protection and ensuring a legitimate voter roll.
This Federal Government and specifically the judicial branch has used its position in the manner of rewriting laws, which was the exclusive domain of the legislative branch, and did not follow the oath of office – to protect the Constitution – rather set down rulings in violation of the Bill of Rights.
The Federal Government has refused to apply law to individuals, and developed requirements of sex and race to increase division within the population of these United States.
The Federal Government and specifically the Legislative Branch have applied laws to the population and repeatedly exempted themselves from the laws.
The Federal Government has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harrass our people, and remove the results of their labors.
The Federal Government has declared our nation, in times of peace, a battleground and legitimate territory for military conflict with citizens subject to arrest and detention without due process.
The Federal Government has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation:
For protecting foreigners by a mock Trial or refraining from trial altogether, from punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States:
For setting up trade policies harsh to domestic businesses
For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent or against 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 offences, or detained without trial for indefinite period
For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws, and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments:
The Federal Government has abdicated Government here, by declaring us out of its Protection and waging War against us.
The Federal Government, and specifically the executive branch has plundered our seas with prohibitions on oil production, and rules against fishing and destroyed the lives of our people.
The Federal Government has used drug laws to remove private property from citizens without due process.
The Federal Government and specifically the executive branch has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, with partial application of law, and disobedience of law in providing arms to known felons of foreign countries which are then used to kill citizens.
The Federal Government and specifically the Judicial branch using legal arguments from foreign entities not enshrined in our Constitution to provide judgments against our form of government.

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 Federal Government 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 Federal Government representatives. 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 livelihoods and businesses 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 known in common parlance as God, for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these States, solemnly publish and declare, That these United States are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States; that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the Federal Government, and that all political connection between them and the Federal Government 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, reestablish the Federal Government under the original interpretation of the Constitution as properly amended, 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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