Declaration of Independence : Announcement by the thirteen United States of America

Announcement by the thirteen United States of America:


In the progression of human affairs, it arises imperative for an individual to sever the governmental ties that have linked them with fellow beings, while articulating the motives that compel such action. them to separate. We  believe that all people are created equal and that all of these rights, including the right to happy, liberty, and the pursuit  have been upon them by their Creator.

For the protection of these rights governments are established among men; which derives legitimacy from the consent of the governed; And whenever a government tries to interfere with these purposes, the public has the right to change or abolish it and to make a new law based on those ideals and standards that will ensure their safety and happiness.

Prudence, indeed, will dictate that long-established governments should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly, all experience hath shown that mankind is more disposed to suffer, while It is more tolerable to endure the existence of wickedness rather than attempting to rectify it by eradicating the established systems that have become customary. However, when a lengthy sequence of injustices and unlawful seizures consistently indicates a deliberate intention to subject the populace to total tyranny, it becomes their entitlement and obligation to cast aside such governance and establish fresh safeguards for their forthcoming protection.

The patient endurance of these colonies has been remarkable, and the current circumstances compel them to modify their previous governmental structures. The chronicle detailing the reign of the current monarch of Great Britain encompasses a series of recurrent affronts and unlawful seizures, all with the explicit aim of instituting an unmitigated despotism over these territories. To validate this assertion, undeniable proof has been showcased to a fair and unbiased international audience. He adamantly declined his consent to legislation, specifically those considered crucial and indispensable for the well-being of the general populace. and denied the people's right to the fairest representation.

"In the United States of America, the imperative arises to proclaim the independence of the thirteen states when, amidst the progression of human affairs, an individual deems it crucial to sever the governing ties which have intertwined their existence.

We firmly believe these truths: that all human beings are created equal and endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, among them are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. To ensure the protection of these entitlements, societies institute governing bodies that derive their rightful authority from the expressed agreement of the governed. Whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these principles, it is the right of the people to alter or abolish it and establish a new government that ensures their safety and happiness.

Prudence, indeed, will dictate that long-established governments should not be changed for light and transient causes. But experience has shown that mankind is more disposed to suffer while evils are sufferable, rather than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. Nevertheless, in the event that an extensive succession of injustices and illegitimate seizures, consistently aiming towards a singular objective, reveals a deliberate plan to subject the people to complete authoritarian rule, it becomes not only their entitlement but also their obligation to cast aside said governing body and establish fresh protectors to ensure their forthcoming safety. The chronicles pertaining to the reigning monarch of the United Kingdom depict an ongoing series of offenses and illegitimate seizures, all of which have the explicit purpose of instating an unchallengeable dictatorship over these territories. To prove this, facts are presented to the world's clear understanding. The King has refused his assent to laws most wholesome and necessary for the public good, denying the people's right to the fairest and most just laws for their well-being."

  • ·       He has built many new offices and sent officials here to harass our people and exploit their property.
  • ·       During times of peace, without the consent of our legislators, he has stationed permanent military forces among us.
  • ·       He has affected the military in a way that makes it independent and superior to civilian power.
  • ·       Here's a unique version of the sentence:
  • ·       He has collaborated with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to the principles of our constitution and unrecognized by our legal system; granting his approval to their acts of feigned legislation:
  • ·       For quartering large groups of armed troops within our midst:
  • ·       For safeguarding them, through a sham trial, from facing consequences for any murders they may commit against the inhabitants of our states:
  • ·       For severing our trade connections with all regions of the globe:
  • ·       For imposing taxes upon us without our consent:
  • ·       For depriving us, in numerous instances, of the advantages provided by trial by jury:
  • ·       For forcibly transporting us across seas to be tried for alleged offenses:
  • ·       For eliminating the fair framework of English laws in a neigh boring province, establishing instead an arbitrary government, and expanding its boundaries to serve as both a model and a suitable instrument for introducing the same despotic rule into these colonies:
  • ·       For revoking our charters, annulling our most cherished laws, and fundamentally altering the structures of our governing bodies:
  • ·       For suspending our own legislatures and proclaiming themselves empowered to legislate on our behalf in all circumstances.
  • ·       He has relinquished his duty as our governing authority, by declaring us outside the realm of his protection and engaging in warfare against us.
  • ·       He has looted our seas, devastated our shores, incinerated our towns, and extinguished the lives of our people.

Nor have we been wanting in attention to our British 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 the circumstances 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 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 for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the name, and by the authority of the good people of these colonies, solemnly publish and declare, that these united colonies are, and of right ought to be, free and independent states; that they are absolved from all allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the state of Great Britain, 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, 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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