Wednesday, June 28, 2006

As July 4th comes upon us this weekend

Ponder these words of Thomas Jefferson, directed at King George.
There are some striking similarities twixt OUR current King George and George III, no?

I culled out the most similar. Sad there are so many:

The history of the present King of Great Britain [George III] 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.

He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.

He has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people.

He has obstructed the Administration of Justice, by refusing his Assent to Laws for establishing Judiciary powers.

He has made Judges dependent on his Will alone, for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.

He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass 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 and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation:

He has abdicated Government here, by declaring us out of his Protection and waging War against us.

He has plundered our seas, ravaged our Coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people.

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 and perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized nation.


Cross-posted at Bring It On!

5 comments:

Landcomm1 said...

I generally don't curse like a sailor any more but... Holy Frickin Shit. Mike, your work is magnificent. Thanks for a hearty laugh followed by a heavy sigh, shake of the head and yet more motivation to not simply remove Republicans from power but IMPEACH George W. Bush!

Mike V. said...

wow, I bow to your very, very kind words..

dusty said...

This most excellent post should be put up at a forum I belong to called Bring it On! They welcome everyone and I would like to extend an invitation to you to post this over there. The web addy is:

http://teambio.org

I really enjoy all your writings Mike. Its a joy to come by here every day :)

Mike V. said...

I will cheggitout!

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