Jun 27, 2007

Declaration Project...

I have a special project for July 4- Please help. If you would like to contribute, I would love to acknowledge your effort.

What I need is simple and won't take much time. In the original Declaration of Independence, the founding fathers made a list of transgressions of King George. Here are some examples:

-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, unless suspended in their operation till his Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.

-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.

-For depriving us in many cases, of the benefits of Trial by Jury:

-For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offences:

etc...

Like I say this is for a July 4th post. Any help with listing our grievances against Bush's many transgressions against the constitution, the people of America, and the future of our entire country would be appreciated. There's so much, I just don't know where to start.

Dwell on this line from the original Declaration:

In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince, whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.

4 comments:

Space_Poet said...

Well, it's pretty easy if you go over his presidency. Habeas suspension (in this day and age), citizen spying in every way (against the main principles of the constitution), some of the same things in the original with the judges, lies and propaganda, failing to protect us on 9-11 when the signs were there, war crimes that deserve the Hague, war profiteering, the list goes on and on...

supergirlest said...

i shall have to think on this for a bit... great idea, btw!!!

you should also know that i've tagged you - come on over and see!

Frederick said...

Sounds good.

Pam said...

I'll see what I can do.