UQ Wire: Declaration Of Independence Remembered
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Declaration Of Independence Remembered
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.
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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.