Enjoy The Fireworks

July 1, 2016

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Enjoy The Fireworks

IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776.

The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America,

When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, –That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.–Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.

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 refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of Representation in the Legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only.

He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their public Records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures.

He has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people.

He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected; whereby the Legislative powers, incapable of Annihilation, have returned to the People at large for their exercise; the State remaining in the mean time exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within.

He has endeavoured to prevent the population of these States; for that purpose obstructing the Laws for Naturalization of Foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migrations hither, and raising the conditions of new Appropriations of Lands.

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.

He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harrass our people, and eat out their substance.

He has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies without the Consent of our legislatures.

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

He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation:

For Quartering large bodies of armed troops among us:

For protecting them, by a mock Trial, from punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States:

For cutting off our Trade with all parts of the world:

For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent:

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

For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offences

For abolishing the free System of English Laws in a neighbouring Province, establishing therein an Arbitrary government, and enlarging its Boundaries so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute rule into these Colonies:

For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws, and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments:

For suspending our own Legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever.

He has abdicated Government here, by declaring us out of his Protection and waging War against us.

He has plundered our seas, ravaged our Coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people.

He is at this time transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries 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.

He has constrained our fellow Citizens taken Captive on the high Seas to bear Arms against their Country, to become the executioners of their friends and Brethren, or to fall themselves by their Hands.

He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages, whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.

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.

Nor have We been wanting in attentions to our Brittish 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 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.


28 Responses to “Enjoy The Fireworks”

  1. Sieg Says:

    And those who still feel pride in being American should cringe with shame at reading those august words.

    It will be much harder this next time coming.


  2. Dripy Says:

    Lot of parallels.

  3. stroker Says:

    I couldn’t help but substitute Abel Reyna for King George as I (re)read this. Sure, some of the grievances are dated, or do not apply (I don’t think Abel has a navy….but who knows!)…..but much of the above can be addressed directly to this minor despot in whacko.

  4. T Hell Says:

    Hearts and minds, it is the two things that need to be realigned in this country, barring that it is the two best places to put a well aimed shot. Happy 4th to all, light fuse then runaway, tell your kids you love them, what happens, happens


  5. Catfish Says:

    Thank you Rebel, I’m not yet 40, but I miss the country I grew up in.

  6. Paladin Says:

    As usual, history will once again repeat itself.


  7. Gandalf Says:

    “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” (George Santayana) “I’ve got news for Mr. Santayana: we’re doomed to repeat the past no matter what. That’s what it is to be alive.”
    ― Kurt Vonnegut

  8. Just Bob Says:

    Thank you Rebel.

  9. 10-Pin Says:

    It is a God damned crying shame how few Americans of this day have actually read this document. Not to mention, it’s successor…

    I saw a YouTube video today of “man on the street” interviews, asking people “Why do we celebrate the 4th of July?” If you really want to be dismayed, look it up…

    Are there enough of us left to do what must be done?

  10. Paladin Says:


    More than you can imagine.


  11. FF Says:

    Have a great weekend, everybody. Stay flexible.


  12. Gandalf Says:

    In the fall of Rome the Huns, the Vandals, the Visigoths and others formed an unlikely alliance. When Black people and 1%ers rise up at the same time you will know the time has come. There will be no warning and it will happen suddenly. The barbarians didn’t like each other but the hate they had for Rome was much worse. During the Revolution the North and South didn’t like each other much either but the Hate for King George brought them together. “The Enemy of my Enemy is my Friend.” (The Art of War)

  13. Bone Head Says:

    It’s the 2nd of July as I type this, so I’m early.
    But reading the above, I’d like to first thank Rebel for his dedication to his craft, publishing these words and thoughts, and reminding all of us of our heritage, sacrifices, and that which is to come. I also want to thank all the posters (solid and trolls alike) for giving me reason to pause and consider life in this country. A respected individual on another site likes to point out “we are so fucked.” Feels that way. But it’s not over yet.
    I did things in the military days past I had no idea I was capable of. I hope, God willing; when called upon to uphold the oath that my old body and spirit rises to the call in an equal fashion. I owe both my kids and grandkids, and the authors of that document that much. Now I’m going to go breathe some wind, and give my step-daughter in marriage. All of you make it through the 4th and return safe Tuesday; I’ll need to read your words again.

  14. NCRider Says:

    Bone Head – Your post made me stop and think just now. Thank you. I hope you enjoy this day as your step daughter gets married.

    To all the Real Regulars: Happy 4th of July. I hope all of you are with family or friends and have a great week-end. Also, thank you very much for allowing me to come here and occasionally post. This site has became a meaningful part of my life. Ride safe everyone. Going to be dangerous out there with all the crazies.



  15. TX_Biker Says:

    I know I have said this before but, Our Forefathers would be shooting by now. It is long overdue for us, as citizens of this great nation, to stand together and accept the responsibility that our forefathers laid out of us in the very document that created this nation. I am a veteran, I took an oath and have never rescinded that oath. I am young enough to do my duty and old enough to remember why it is necessary to fight for the principles this country was founded on. We must preserve the freedoms that are granted to all men by our creator, for our selves and for future generations. If we do not, then we accept the chains our oppressors wish to shackle us in. there is truth in these words “It is better to die on your feet than live on your knees” Stand up America……

  16. NCRider Says:

    Dang, Rebel. I forgot about you! Happy July 4th!!!


  17. david Says:

    Second paragraph: The SOLE purpose of ANY government is, to secure Creator given undeniable, unsalable rights. No other reason for having one.

  18. caretaker Says:

    I have never served due to a promise i made to someone who did. However, I still took the same oath. I may be leaving this great country,but if the shtf you can bet your last bottom dollar i will be back to defend her. Happy Independance Day all.


  19. Wino Enzed Says:

    No offence but I would rather live in one of the British Commonwealths ex colonies than the place America has come to be today.

    I went to the USA buying Harleys in the 80’s and there seems to have been changes that are unexplicable to the outsider .9/11 looks to of been a catalyst for America to head in the direction of a military state.

    All of the English speaking Western countries ( 5 only) have been affected but the USA seems to have morfed into a parody of a Western North Korea.

    Hopefully the “people” will beable to get their country back.

  20. RLG Says:

    Happy national Fuck the Police day everyone!

  21. Base Says:

    Best wishes to your daughter Bonehead, may her life be filled with blessings and good fortune.

    Hope everyone has a great 4th of July with family & friends. Or if you are more of my state of mind and do not really celebrate just sort of chill and ride the bike, regardless hope you all find some levity among all the chaos.

    Regards, respectively

  22. Drifter Says:

    Happy 4TH to the regs…..


  23. Preacher Says:

    Thanks rebel, we should be reading it every day to remind ourselves what this country was founded on and for. Happy 4th to all my brothers and sisters that serve or have served as I did, and also to my brothers and sisters in the wind. God bless all of you and keep you safe. Live Free or Die!

  24. John Deaux Says:

    Enjoy your what’s left of your independence day
    This time next year could be, probably will be, a whole different situation for freedom loving people.

  25. Mercyful Fate Says:

    Read the wisdom of that which follows and ponder on the current sad state of affairs here in the US:

    Amendment I
    Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.

    Amendment II
    A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.

    Amendment III
    No soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law.

    Amendment IV
    The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

    Amendment V
    No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a grand jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the militia, when in actual service in time of war or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.

    Amendment VI
    In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the state and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the assistance of counsel for his defense.

    Amendment VII
    In suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by a jury, shall be otherwise reexamined in any court of the United States, than according to the rules of the common law.

    Amendment VIII
    Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.

    Amendment IX
    The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.

    Amendment X
    The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people.

  26. JMack Says:

    Happy 4th of July to my American friends. Out of respect I won’t speak to the words of your Constitution. All I can say is that as a Canadian, I feel your struggle. And I’m well aware of who our big brother is.

    Happy to share a border with Real Americans.


  27. SK Says:

    Thanks for posting the Declaration Rebel, it’s been a little while since I’ve read it. We are fortunate we had such great founders of the nation that they had the courage to write the Declaration and then follow through with action to create the new nation. Happy 4th!

  28. Richie Saurkraut Says:

    Mercyful Fate just posted each and every constitutional VIOLATION that the infamous WACO LE gang committed!!!! In black and white straight from the constitution! Hang ’em high!!!

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