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 separate.
The corporations and broken government are not connected to us and haven’t been for some time.This time it’s not separation from another nation, but from the predators in our own nation.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and pursuit of happiness.
life = healthcare for all, freedom from want, respect for the working class
liberty = privacy rights
pursuit of happiness = where to begin….
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 abolish it, and to institute new government, laying its foundations on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness.
It’s a grand document which mentions happiness more than once in its founding papers. A grand document. Sadly, ignored by people presently in charge of our lives, in government and corporations and corporations’ slithering hangers on.
Prudence, indeed, will dicatate that governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shown, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed.
…while evils are sufferable.
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.
A government presently in the control of a ruling class (not only national corporations, but transnational corporations) unconnected to its citizens.
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.
King of Britain is just the ruling oligarchal class now. And we are living through the repeated injujries and usurpations –