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The Real Declaration of Independence Pertains Today As It Did In 1776

I don’t believe I’ve ever read the Declaration of Independence much beyond the famous words at its beginning, such words as “When in the course of human events” and “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal” and “Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness”.

These are emotional and persuasive words and expressions, but when one reads deeper into the text one sees words and phrases, used to explain why the colonists broke away from the King of England over 200 years ago, that caused me to realize that these words explain exactly why Americans want to be free of Barack Obama’s oppressive administration and his political mafia in our current times.

Words like “he has refused to assent to laws”, or “he has forbidden his governors to pass laws of immediate and pressing importance”.  Or consider the words “he has obstructed the administration of justice”.  Or “he has erected a multitude of new offices”.  Or “he has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution”. Or ”for imposing taxes on us without our consent”.  Or “he has excited domestic insurrection against us”.  Each of these quotes expresses our current feeling of threat and oppression at the hands of our government under the current, radical leftist regime.

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And then finally the Declaration of Independence states” We, therefore… do, in the name, and by the authority of the good people of these (states) solemnly publish and declare, that these United (States) are, and of right ought to be free and independent states”.

I believe that these rather ancient words by our founding fathers, though made a long time ago, perfectly and accurately describe our attitude and frustration today.  I have only one question:  How did the United States of America, with our excellent Declaration of Independence and our wonderful Constitution, reach our current desperate state of oppression at the hands of our own government?  We should be ashamed of ourselves for allowing it to happen.  But we should also make certain that this oppression ends and that it never be allowed to happen again, for the sake of our children and grandchildren.

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About Dave King

Retired AT&T supervisor and Verisign manager, 72 years old, living in the Kansas City area.


  1. Dave. what a thoughtful and well written piece. In answer to ‘what’s happened’, we failed in our stewardship, at least I know I did. We were just so busy enjoying life that we didn’t stop to realize the full value…..it had always been there and we didn’t have a clue it needed maintainence to keep working.

    I enjoyed your approach.

  2. “We hold these truths to be self-evident…That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the CONSENT OF THE GOVERNED,” – Declaration of Independence, July 4th, 1776;

    The Consent of the Governed…

    “The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government,” Constitution of the United States, Article IV, Section 4

    The true intent of the left, as you say, is to separate the D of I from the C of US. At the core of this effort is to once and for all separate the Governed from their Consent to the government!

    We are a Republic and, among other things, this relationship between the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence is at the heart of our First Principles! And hated vehemently by the leftist socialist, illuminist, progressive, NWO, collectivite Communists!

    To the end of the D of I note;

    “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.”

    Signed by 56 AMERICANIST

    I am an Americanist. I am a rugged individual who despises the Experts (our “natural superiors” as Karl Marx calls them) who ignore the D of I that says all men are equal. They are the PIGs who think themselves MORE equal.

    I am the 57th signer of the Declaration of Independence – like all TRUE Americanists. We are MANY!!

  3. This is why the Liberal/Progressive Movement has been trying to separate the Declaration of Independence from the Constitution for years. The Declaration says that our rights come from our Creator and not from the government, and our government must protect those rights not destroy them. We today, have by far more grievances against this present government than our Founders had against King George, and it’s time to air these grievances and force these politicians to honor their oath of office. I have said many times that political correctness and career politicians are the greatest danger and the highest form of stupidity we face in this country today.