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 — yea, even in the Year of our Lord 2007 — 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, and not from judicial activists who serve at their pleasure.
The history of the present leaders of the Democratic Party is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute tyranny over these United States. To prove this, let the facts be submitted to a candid world.
They have refused their assent to laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good; ignominiously ignoring election regulations in the states of New Jersey and Florida.
They have refused to pass other laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those districts pledge allegiance to them in perpetuity.
They have called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant, or fled from them into neighboring states when necessary.
They have disrespected Conservative representatives repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness their invasions on the rights of the people.
They have endeavoured to expand the population of certain states; and for that purpose obstructing the laws for naturalization of foreigners; refusing to pass others to discourage their migrations hither.
They have obstructed the administration of justice by refusing their assent to laws for the confirmation of judiciary powers, as enumerated under the U.S. Constitution.
They have erected a multitude of new offices, and sent hither swarms of officers to harass our people and eat out their substance and have kept among us, in times of peace, standing armies of bureaucrats without our consent.
They have attempted to render the military irrelevant to and devoid of the affections of the civilian power.
They have imposed income taxes on us in opposition to our Founders’ intent.
They have combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our Constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving their assent to their acts of immoral legislation:
For depriving us, as in the case of Terri Schiavo, of the benefit of trial by jury:
For diminishing our Constitution, abolishing our most valuable laws and altering fundamentally the limited forms of our governments:
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?