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  Ce fichier est apparu srcinalement sur l'adresse ci-dessus. En cas de citation, vous ê tes invit é   à reproduire la source. Lepropri é taire du Blog n'est responsable que sur le contenu qu'il reconna  î t explicitement. IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776. The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united states of America, When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands whichhave connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal stationto which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankindrequires 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 Creatorwith certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.--That to securethese rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of thegoverned, --That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of thePeople to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles andorganizing 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 transientcauses; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils aresufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long trainof abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absoluteDespotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for theirfuture security.--Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity whichconstrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain isa history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absoluteTyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, unlesssuspended in their operation till his Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he hasutterly neglected to attend to them.He has refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless thosepeople would relinquish the right of Representation in the Legislature, a right inestimable to themand formidable to tyrants only.He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from thedepository of their public Records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with hismeasures.He has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness his invasionson the rights of the people.He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected; whereby theLegislative powers, incapable of Annihilation, have returned to the People at large for their exercise;the State remaining in the mean time exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, andconvulsions within.He has endeavoured to prevent the population of these States; for that purpose obstructing theLaws for Naturalization of Foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migrations hither,and raising the conditions of new Appropriations of Lands.He has obstructed the Administration of Justice, by refusing his Assent to Laws for establishingJudiciary powers.He has made Judges dependent on his Will alone, for the tenure of their offices, and the amountand payment of their salaries.He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harrass our people,and eat out their substance.He has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies without the Consent of our legislatures.He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil power.He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, andunacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation:For Quartering large bodies of armed troops among us:For protecting them, by a mock Trial, from punishment for any Murders which they should commiton the Inhabitants of these States: I Think So ... par Zarathoustra : http://lovermet1984.blogspot.com  Ce fichier est apparu srcinalement sur l'adresse ci-dessus. En cas de citation, vous ê tes invit é   à reproduire la source. Lepropri é taire du Blog n'est responsable que sur le contenu qu'il reconna  î t explicitement. For cutting off our Trade with all parts of the world:For imposing Taxes on us without 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 offencesFor abolishing the free System of English Laws in a neighbouring Province, establishing therein anArbitrary government, and enlarging its Boundaries so as to render it at once an example and fitinstrument for introducing the same absolute rule into these Colonies:For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws, and altering fundamentally theForms of our Governments:For suspending our own Legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate forus in all cases whatsoever.He has abdicated Government here, by declaring us out of his Protection and waging War againstus.He has plundered our seas, ravaged our Coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of ourpeople.He is at this time transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to compleat the works of death,desolation and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & perfidy scarcely paralleledin the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized nation.He has constrained our fellow Citizens taken Captive on the high Seas to bear Arms against theirCountry, to become the executioners of their friends and Brethren, or to fall themselves by theirHands.He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitantsof our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages, whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguisheddestruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeatedPetitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince whose character is thus marked by every actwhich may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.Nor have We been wanting in attentions to our Brittish brethren. 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 thecircumstances of our 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, wouldinevitably 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, appealingto the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of thegood People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these United Colonies are, and of Right oughtto be Free and Independent States; that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that allpolitical connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and thatas Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establishCommerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do. And for the supportof this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each otherour Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor. Source : http://www.archives.gov  I Think So ... par Zarathoustra : http://lovermet1984.blogspot.com
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