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Is It Time to Refresh the Tree of Liberty?

"The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is its natural manure."
--Thomas Jefferson to William Stephens Smith, 1787.

"The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people."
-- The Ninth Amendment, 1791.

"A general dissolution of principles and manners will more surely overthrow the liberties of America than the whole force of the common enemy. While the people are virtuous they cannot be subdued; but when once they lose their virtue then will be ready to surrender their liberties to the first external or internal invader."
- Samuel Adams (letter to James Warren, 12 February 1779)

"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."
--The Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776

AN ENUMERATION OF DESTRUCTIVE BEHAVIOR, October 22, 2007
(Written in the style of the original Declaration of Independence.)

The President, through his inaction, has excited domestic Insurrections amongst us, and has endeavored to bring on the Inhabitants of our Frontiers, the merciless MS-13 (Mara Salvatrucha), the 18th Street Gang, Drug Cartel Savages and Others, many with aspirations of Global Domination, whose known Rule of Warfare, is an undistinguished Destruction, of all Ages, Sexes and Conditions. He holds secret Meetings with foreign Leaders to the possible detriment of our Nation and will not speak of them to his fellow Citizens.

The Legislature is currently contemplating the acceptance of a Treaty with a foreign Power that will effectively neutralize a portion of our Constitution and end our Sovereignty over, and Control of, our own Shorelines and off shore Resources and through Levies and Fees, further empty the pockets of our Citizens through un-represented Taxation. Furthermore, the Legislature, supported by the President, continues in its unconstitutional Efforts to remove from Us, our stores of Arms and Ammunition, confirmed to Us by the Second Amendment to the Constitution and required of Us, by the Militia Laws of the United States.

Activist Judges in our Courts are using the decisions of foreign Courts to establish new and illegal Laws rather than using U.S. Constitutional Law to guide their decisions, further weakening our Justice System, by forcing the views of foreign Courts on our People. Nothing has been done to ease our Dependence on foreign Oil. We have the Means, the Resources and the Ability to do so and nothing is being done. We are still embroiled in a War that we should and could have decisively won years ago, but still it drags on, while many our brave Military continue to die. Why? We do not advocate Surrender, We demand Victory and soon.

The United States was founded by Men of Principle, based on Christian Values and God given Freedoms and for that very reason, People of all Faiths have, throughout the years, been welcomed here. Today, with the Government’s apparent collusion, through activist Courts, and Atheist Organizations, God and Christianity are being suppressed and other Religions are being advanced, supposedly out of Fear of offending Someone. Well, you are offending Someone, a lot of Someones, and Christians must soon realize that a Religion of Peace and Charity, must fight for its continued existence, or be forced underground.

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, or Silence. A President, whose Character is thus marked by every Act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the Ruler of a free People.

Are many of these, not the very Wrongs from which our Fore Fathers fought to free us during the War for Independence? Have we come full circle in such a short time? Is it once again time to refresh the Tree of Liberty?

Submitted by Publius on 10/22/07. | Send Comments to The Patriot Exchange.

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