July 4, 2012 The Tea Party Declaration of Independence
When in the course of human history it becomes necessary for one people to divorce themselves from the Governance of another, and to reestablish for themselves the powers of the earth entitled to them by the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God, due respect for the opinions of mankind requires that they declare their reasons for separation.
We reconfirm these truths to be self-evident, that all humans are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain Rights that can neither be altered nor denied, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. That to preserve and protect these rights, People form Governments that derive their just powers from the People’s consent. That whenever any Government deliberately tramples the Rights of the People in spite of their dissent, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, basing its foundation on these principles and organizing its powers in a form that will protect the Safety and Happiness of the People. Caution dictates that long established Governments should not be changed for transient or inconsequential reasons. Experience has shown that people will often suffer the insufferable rather than change the Government responsible for such indignities. But when there is a long list of power abuses and usurpations, designed to reduce the people to life under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to reject that Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security. Such has been the patient sufferings of the American people, which now make it necessary for them to alter their Systems of Government. The history of the current President and his “progressive” political allies is a history of repeated injuries and violations of individual liberties designed to establish an absolute Tyranny over these United States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.
•He has violated the individual liberties of all our people by imposing forced participation in a government healthcare regulatory system without our consent.
•He has collaborated with his Attorney General to ignore equal protection under the law in favor of selective protections based upon arbitrary factors.
•He has violated American bankruptcy laws by willfully denying secured bond holders first payment, in favor of unsecured political supporters.
•He has violated the Constitution by accepting the position of Chairmanship of the UN Security Council.
•He has ignored the Constitutional separation of power by appointing “czars” to oversee matters that are intended to be handled by the legislative branch of the government.
•He has violated the First Amendment right to freedom of the press, by attacking television and radio networks, stations and broadcasters while attempting censorship.
•He has violated the individual’s right to free speech through creation of an email address to report Citizens in a blatant attempt to silence dissent through intimidation.
•He has violated the Law by ignoring the War Powers Act and engaging the United States military in overseas hostilities without the consent of Congress.
•He has violated the First Amendment by attempting to impose restrictions on free speech through implementation of Net Neutrality via the FCC.
•He has endeavored to interfere in the free market through the imposition of The Clean Energy and Security Act, which mandates carbon emissions be reduced to 17 percent below 2005 levels by 2020, 42 percent by 2030, and 84 percent by 2050. By 2020, this tax will extract an estimated $160 billion from the economy, or an average $1,870 per family.
•He has violated the Constitution and endeavored to interfere in the free market by having the government offer $4,500 rebates to people for turning in older motor vehicles for newer vehicles.
•He has interfered in America’s free market by having the National Labor Relations Board sue a privately owned company for planning to open for business in a State that protects an employee’s ability to work free of forced union membership.
•He has interfered in the free market by imposing restrictions and regulations on petroleum, natural gas and coal production in the United States.
•He has abandoned enforcing the security of American borders and protected illegal immigrants from prosecution for violation of immigration laws.
•He has abandoned and insulted our most enduring and faithful allies through speech and action, the most glaring among these being placing the State of Israel on the list of nations that foster terrorism.
•He has imposed and sought to impose additional taxes on us without our Consent.
•For depriving us in some cases, of the benefits of Trial by Jury.
•For transferring billions of dollars to enemies of the United States through Foreign Aid.
•For ignoring the Constitutional separation of powers by publicly attacking the Supreme Court of the United States.
•For attacking America’s bedrock family values by ordering the Department of Justice to not defend the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act.
•For repeated attacks upon America’s Christian foundation.
•For repeatedly slandering American Citizens with false accusations of racism, violent tendencies and hatred.
•For grossly accelerating and increasing the amount of America’s debt through passage of the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act, which had negligible effect on unemployment, sent billions of dollars overseas and wasted billions domestically bailing out States practicing irresponsible budgetary policies.
•For putting America and America’s allies at greater risk through cancellation of missile defense systems.
•For expanding the need for enormous increases in government borrowing.
•For collaborating with his Attorney General to try enemy combatants in civilian Courts.
•For collaborating with his Attorney General and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms in the implementation of operation Fast and Furious, which has been implicated in the murder of American Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry.
•For devaluing our currency by engaging in the practice of Quantitative Easing, allowing the Federal Reserve to purchase trillions of dollars of our national debt.
At each stage of these Oppressions We have gathered peaceable to Petition for a Redress of Grievances. Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A President whose character is thus marked by acts which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to govern a free people.
Nor have We been remiss in bringing these violations to the attention of our fellow Americans. We have warned them repeatedly of attempts by the Government to extend unconstitutional control over the People. We have reminded them of our commitment to the original intent of our Country. We have appealed to their common sense and fair mindedness, and having reminded them of our common history, asked them to disavow these usurpations, which have pitted us against one another. They too have been deaf to the voice of justice and of kinship. Out of necessity, We must therefore accept that there are those who will oppose our Petitions, and We will view them as We view the rest of humanity, Enemies in War, in Peace Friends.
We, therefore, Representatives of the Tea Party, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the integrity of our intentions, do, in the Name, of the good People who wish to preserve, protect, defend and restore the United States of America, solemnly publish and declare, That these United States are, and of Right ought to remain Free and Independent from the Oppressions of Totalitarian Government; that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the “progressive” Agenda, and that all political connection between them and the “progressive” Movement, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they retain full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which is the Right of Independent States. 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.
what about the numerous other offenses that the federal government has and continues to commit against the states and citizenry?
this is a good start but no where near complete.
if you go back to our original document, you can reaffirm almost all of them, especially as the feds routinely discriminate against many of the states and our inhabitants of our lands.
Whereas I can somewhat agree with some of the complaints, I cannot overlook that the only person being attacked by this is the President. Our Congress passed many of these laws/regulations as well, and I’m pretty sure the GOP voting block right now is primarily Tea Party represented… oddly enough the congress passes laws using these voter blocks that the party itself doesn’t agree with? How is this possible? How are you able to shake a finger at one thing, while doing the same thing right next to it? That’s inane. Good luck, but I cannot support you.