Tuesday, July 4, 2006

Declaration of Independence

Doug Masson has the full transcript of the Declaration of Independence posted on his blog today. As I skimmed through it, I started to wonder which George they were talking about. This led to me to begin a list of how the grievances outlined in Declaration of Independence applied to our President. After a few google searches, I realized that I am not the first person to have done this. The Veterans For Peace issued their "Declaration for Impeachment" one year ago. It reads as follows:

"He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil power.

He has - deprive(ed) us in many cases, of the benefits of Trial by Jury - transport(ed) us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offences.

He has constrained our fellow Citizens - to become the executioners of their friends and Brethren, or to fall themselves by their Hands.

He is at this time transporting large Armies - to compleat the works of death, desolation and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized nation.

A (President) whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people."

Other than what is contained the paragraphs, the language above is unchanged from the original document.

Happy Independence Day.


Blogger Doug said...

As George the Younger once said, "There's an old saying in Tennessee — I know it's in Texas, it's probably in Tennessee — that says, fool me once, shame on — shame on you. You fool me you can't get fooled again."

Clearly this is an allusion to the Who song "Won't Get Fooled Again." The new boss does in fact bear a striking resemblance to the old boss.

July 04, 2006  
Blogger Jim said...

Every time I hear "Won't Get Fooled Again," I think of Dubya. And not in a good way.

July 04, 2006  
Blogger lemming said...

creepy, but oh so true.

July 05, 2006  
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