“WE [the people] hold these TRUTHS to be self-evident, that ALL men are created equal, that they are endowed by their CREATOR with certain UNALIENABLE Rights…”These are the rights we are born with, the rights we will die with and the rights NO man can take away.
Is there any difference between what the colonists fought against at the founding of America and what tyranny we face today?
“He has erected a multitude of new Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harrass our people, and eat out their substance.” These days we have more Federal and State agencies who create more and more unconstitutional regulations to raise revenues by fines. Most of these regulations are a blatant infringement on private property rights. And the worse abusers of our rights are the local deputies who arrest and jail people without due process.
Article 1, Section 9, Paragraph 3 of the U.S. Constitution states, “No Bill of Attainder or ex post facto Law shall be passed.” We are concerned here with the Bills of attainder. This prohibits the passing of laws that allow officers to jail you or confiscate property without due process. People every day are arrested and jailed without the benefit of a jury determining they are guilty. If an officer is accusing you of a crime it is his duty to take you before a jury and not just throw you in jail. And this prohibits the same officer from confiscating property without due process, like having you car towed away. That is THEFT of property. And anyone who tows the car and asks for a fee for you to get it back is a party to that theft. But this is just an example of how the state has found ways to steal from you or eat out your substance.
“He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation:
For quartering large bodies of armed troops among us:”
This would be the standing army or officers that use standing orders such as police or deputies who are told to make arrests for any number of pretended offenses that are not accompanied by a complaint signed by an injured party. These are usually arrests where the “victim” is the State, a contrived victim that is used when no REAL victim is available. It is a scam perpetrated on WE THE PEOPLE. It is just a way to collect revenue for the state. The state cannot be a victim.
“For protecting them, by mock Trial, from punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the inhabitents of these States:”
How often do we hear of officers entering the wrong house and killing the resident who has committed no crime and does not deserve to be executed for living in the wrong house? These officers commit Murders and generally pay no penalty for their neglegence. And a lot of the time it is because some mysterious “confidential informent” has made some accusation. What happened to the 6th Amendment right to be able to confront ones accusers? This is just another bogus scapegoat for your local law enforcement.
“For imposing taxes on us without our consent:”
Every day our Federal and State congress pass more and more laws to tax us. These are usually fines and fees and rarely called by what they are…A TAX. And our local governments are now implementing laws that fall in line with U.N. programs to deprive us of our property by raising property taxes to the point noone can afford them or passing so called “Green” laws that put increasingly heavier burdens on us. We are fined for the most ridiculous of reasons. Lands are rezoned to make the values go down while claiming the values have risen and we should pay a higher tax. A tax we should never had been burdened with.
I could continue on but I challenge everyone to read and understand what the colonists faced then and what WE THE PEOPLE face now. STAND UP BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE!!