Dear America

In the Declaration of Independence, which admirably (and with political expediency) caters both to the notion of a god and to nature (and this was before any solid theories of evolution!), there’s a declaration of “inalienable rights”, followed by a list of grievances against King George.

To my way of thinking, out of the 18 grievances against that George, our George already meets 7 of them:

  1. He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good. (Privacy laws)
  2. 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. (Passing off ‘undocumented’ people as illegal)
  3. He has obstructed the Administration of Justice, by refusing his Assent to Laws for establishing Judiciary powers. (“Activist Judges”)
  4. He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harrass our people, and eat out their substance. (Homeland Security)
  5. He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil power. (Only Congress can declare war)
  6. 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. (Patriot Act)
  7. He has abdicated Government here, by declaring us out of his Protection and waging War against us. (No Child NOT Left Behind, No Equality for Gay men & Lesbians)

Did you also know, Americans, that the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence both allow for total self-abolishment?

I know! Nothing is sacred, right?