Top Scoops

Book Reviews | Gordon Campbell | Scoop News | Wellington Scoop | Community Scoop | Search

 

UQ Wire: Declaration Of Independence Remembered

Unanswered Questions: Thinking For Ourselves
Presented by... http://www.unansweredquestions.org/

Declaration Of Independence Remembered


by Cincinnatus
July 4, 2002

It's time to cull America's laws by examining them in the light of the principles illuminated by the Declaration of Independence along with its bill of charges against the Crown.

Some of the charges found in the Unanimous Declaration are as relevant today as they were in 1776. For example:

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

"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."

I submit that Americans, smothered by unjust laws, must now petition for redress in terms not humble.

Cincinnatus

Related Links:

USA Patriot Act Boosts Government Powers While Cutting Back on Traditional Checks and Balances
ACLU Legislative Analysis
See… http://www.aclu.org/congress/l110101a.html

AUDIO LINK: From UnansweredQuestions.org June 10th Press Event
Jennifer Van Bergen - Patriot Act and US Constitution
Contributing editor to truthout.com, Faculty member at the New School for Social Research in New York, presently working on a book for Common Courage Press on the USA Patriot Act and civil liberties.
See… http://www.unansweredquestions.org/audio/jennifer_bergen.ram


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Top Scoops Headlines

 

Using Scoop Professionally? Introducing ScoopPro

ScoopPro is a new offering aimed at ensuring professional users get the most out of Scoop and support us to continue improving it so that Scoop continues to exist as a public service for all New Zealanders. More>>

Don Rennie: Is It Time To Take ACC Back To First Principles?

The word “investing” has played a major part in the operations of the ACC since 1998... More>>

27-29 Sept: Social Enterprise World Forum Live Blog

1600+ delegates from more than 45 countries have came together to share wisdom, build networks and discuss how to create a more sustainable future using social enterprise as a vehicle. Attending the Forum were social enterprise practitioners, social entrepreneurs, policy makers, community leaders, investors, activists, academics and more from across the globe... More>>

HiveMind Report: A Universal Basic Income For Aotearoa NZ

Results from this HiveMind suggests that an overwhelming majority of Kiwis believe that due to changing circumstances and inefficiencies in the current system, we need a better system to take care of welfare of struggling members in our society. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Hivemind: Medical Cannabis - Co-Creating A Policy For Aotearoa

Welcome to the fourth and final HiveMind for Scoop’s Opening the Election campaign for 2017. This HiveMind explores the question: what would a fair, humane and safe Medical Cannabis policy look like for Aotearoa, NZ in 2018? More>>

ALSO: