United States Declaration of Independence (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
By Bob Barney- The Plain Truth.com
I have a simple question that I hope that one day we would force every single law maker, government executive and judge to answer in writing. I think that it should be required every year in order for these persons to hold public office. I would want them IN THEIR OWN WORDS state why the American Colonists declared war on their own government. I would require these officials to state openly and publicly:
What were the direct causes of the war
Was their action of taking arms against their own government justified, or where they actually criminals that should have been arrested and imprisoned or executed for treason. And if the latter is the opinion of the official's writing the response, should we nullify the Declaration of Independence and declare the United States as a criminal government.
If, as I expect, virtually no one takes this position, that the USA is an illegal criminal government, then they should have to address the items in the Declaration as how they apply today to the laws that they are passing and why Americans would not have the right to take arms against them! After all, those colonialist who signed the Declaration, declared it LAWFUL TO KILL THEIR OWN COUNTRYMEN in what was actually our first Civil War!
What will it take for it to be legal for AMERICANS TO TAKE ARMS against their own Government?
Read for yourselves and you decide. Remember this point, the vast majority (the Gallop poll of the day) was against a war with England and opposed to these “patriots” we hold so dear today! Historians have estimated that approximately 40 to 45 percent of the colonists supported the rebellion, while 15 to 20 percent remained loyal to the Crown. The rest attempted to remain neutral and kept a low profile.
For the sake of those who do not understand the original language of the Declaration, I have enclosed TWO COPIES. A Modern English version (that I feel will truly be eye-opening) and of course the original version..... YOU DECIDE – can you answer my questions above, and if you can, what will it take for it to be legal for AMERICANS TO TAKE ARMS against their own Government?
The Declaration of Independence in Modern English
The Declaration of Independence was written in such a way that many modern readers today might have a difficult time discerning what the true meaning is behind it. The Declaration of Independence in Modern English still carries the same meaning, but would sound a little differently. Let’s take a look at the Declaration of Independence and re-word it so that those modern English readers could read and understand it.
The Declaration of Independence in Modern English
Sometimes in the course of certain events there comes a time when a certain group feels the need to dissolve the political bands that have connected them with another, or in other words split up. We believe that God has entitled us to pursue this course and here are the reasons why we feel this way.
As people that have founded this land we believe certain truths and those should not be questioned: we believe that everyone is created equal in the sight of God; God has given us certain rights; the rights of each person need to be respected and cannot be taken from them. We believe in the right to Life; the right to Liberty; and the right to pursue our own happiness. We also believe that governments are formed to protect these certain rights and that the power of the government comes from the power of the people.
We also believe that if the government fails to protect the rights of its people that they people have the right to change the government. The government can be totally changed if it needs to be. This happens so that everyone can be happy and safe.
Changing the government is no joking matter because sometimes things have been the way they are for a long time. Even though sometimes people continue to put up with government that don’t operate correctly it doesn’t make it right and changes still need to be made. It is the duty of the people to make sure that the government treats the people fairly and civilly.
We, those who have been putting up with an inoperable government have been patient and suffered through a lot of things without complaining, but it is our duty to make the needed changes. It is evident that King George III who is our ruler right now, that he wants to take all power away from the people and will not listen to our leaders. Here is the proof for everyone to see:
We have been patient, suffering a long time without complaining. Now it is our duty to make changes. This King of Great Britain is King George III. He is our present ruler, and he wants to become even stronger. He has already tried to rule us completely, without listening to what our American leaders have to say. And we have proof of such evils. Here are the facts for the whole world to see:
The King has gone a little crazy. He has refused to sign laws that our leaders have written. These are pretty important laws.
The King has taken control of the Judges in our court system. Judges cannot be fair if someone else is controlling their jobs and how much money they make.
The King has also ignored the laws of our American government. He has created his own set of laws and now feels that he has a right to force us to give food and shelter to British soldiers, stop us from trading with the rest of the world, and has set up too many taxes for us that we have no choice in paying. He also wants to punish people without a fair trial and jury.
The King took our ships, and has burned our villages and killed many people.
The King has carried out several acts of war.
The King has also caused a rift between slaves and their owners and has made the slaves angry and violent. He is also trying to convince the Indians to go to war against the colonists.
The King is not a fair man.
Through all of these unfair acts that have been placed upon us we have made a great effort to tell the King how we feel. We wanted to resolve this peacefully but it has only escalated. A King that does not rule fairly should not be able to rule. We have continued to warn our friends and family still living in England and still, it has done nothing.
We, as representatives of the United States of America want God to judge our acts. We declare today that Great Britain will no longer be a ruler over us and that we should be free and independent states. We will have the power to build our own government and all the powers that come with government. We will put our trust in God and will be united in this Declaration of Independence.
HERE IS THE ORIGINAL VERSION
IN CONGRESS, JULY 4, 1776
The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of Americahen 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 the separation.
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. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. 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. — 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.
He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.
He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.
He has refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of Representation in the Legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only.
He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their Public Records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures.
He has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people.
He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected, whereby the Legislative Powers, incapable of Annihilation, have returned to the People at large for their exercise; the State remaining in the mean time exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within.
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.
He has obstructed the Administration of Justice by refusing his Assent to Laws for establishing Judiciary Powers.
He has made Judges dependent on his Will alone for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.
He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people and eat out their substance.
He has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies without the Consent of our legislatures.
He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil Power.
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:
For quartering large bodies of armed troops among us:
For protecting them, by a mock Trial from punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States:
For cutting off our Trade with all parts of the world:
For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent:
For depriving us in many cases, of the benefit of Trial by Jury:
For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offences:
For abolishing the free System of English Laws in a neighbouring Province, establishing therein an Arbitrary government, and enlarging its Boundaries so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute rule into these Colonies
For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments:
For suspending our own Legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever.
He has abdicated Government here, by declaring us out of his Protection and waging War against us.
He has plundered our seas, ravaged our coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people.
He is at this time transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation, and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & Perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized nation.
He has constrained our fellow Citizens taken Captive on the high Seas to bear Arms against their Country, to become the executioners of their friends and Brethren, or to fall themselves by their Hands.
He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.
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.
Nor have We been wanting in attentions to our British brethren. We have warned them from time to time of attempts by their legislature to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us. We have reminded them of the circumstances of our emigration and settlement here. We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the ties of our common kindred to disavow these usurpations, which would inevitably interrupt our connections and correspondence. They too have been deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces our Separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, Enemies in War, in Peace Friends.
We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these united Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States, that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do. — And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor.
Here is the source material for that proof.
God told many prophets that Israel would go into slavery before the dreadful Day of the LORD. In Jeremiah the prophet writes: ‘For behold, the days are coming,’ says the LORD, ‘that I will bring back from captivity My people Israel and Judah,’ says the LORD. ‘And I will cause them to return to the land that I gave to their fathers, and they shall possess it.’ Now these are the words that the LORD spoke concerning Israel and Judah. For thus says the LORD: ‘We have heard a voice of trembling, of fear, and not of peace. Ask now, and see, whether a man is ever in labor with child? So why do I see every man with his hands on his loins like a woman in labor, and all faces turned pale? Alas! For that day is great, so that none is like it; and it is the time of Jacob’s trouble, but he shall be saved out of it.’ (Jer. Jer. 30:3-7)
There is a reason the time referred to here is called "Jacob's trouble" and it has little to do with the Jews of today. Modern Israel is not the Israel of the Bible! It is rather the state the Bible calls Judah. Look it up for yourselves. Israel always refers to the place where the tribes of Joseph are located, and never in prophecy concerning the Jews. Jacob, was renamed Israel by God Himself. When Jacob blessed his two grandsons, he said, "Let my name be upon them," meaning they would own the name Jacob, and also Israel. It's in black and white, read the words and believe God. When Jeremiah says that the time right before the End Times, would be called the time of Jacob's trouble! America, Great Britain and the rest of their brethren around the world would be in a state of terror and destruction. They would again go into captivity under the Beast of Europe known as the antichrist. A revived Holy Roman Empire is coming again. It is predicted by God, and God's predictions do not fail.
Great Britain has already lost freedom of speech. Canada is almost there, and America is the last to fall. The globalist, Satan's allies; has started their move to enslave us and destroy our Constitution. It's happening right before our eyes as God predicted, and most are doing nothing about it.
Although America, Great Britain, Canada and nations like Australia are to collapse, it doesn't have to happen now. God promises us and says to us, "Then if my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sins and restore their land." We are the people called by HIS name. ISRAEL.. If we heed His words and humble ourselves yet, God promises us to give use time. God's will delay the inevitable if we cry out to Him. Here is an example.
God told His prophet Isaiah son of Amoz to see him (Hezekiah) and said to him, “The LORD tells you that you are to put everything in order because you will not recover. Get ready to die.” Hezekiah turned his face to the wall and prayed: “Remember, Lord, that I have served you faithfully and loyally, and that I have always tried to do what you wanted me to.” And he began to cry bitterly. God heard Hezekiah's prayers and it moved God to change His plans! Then the LORD commanded Isaiah to go back to Hezekiah and say to him, “I, the Lord, the God of your ancestor David, have heard your prayer and seen your tears; I will let you live fifteen years longer. I will rescue you and this city of Jerusalem from the emperor of Assyria, and I will continue to protect the city.” Isaiah told the king to put a paste made of figs on his boil, and he would get well. Then King Hezekiah asked, “What is the sign to prove that I will be able to go to the Temple?”
Isaiah replied, “The Lord will give you a sign to prove that he will keep his promise. On the stairway built by King Ahaz, the Lord will make the shadow go back ten steps.” And the shadow moved back ten steps. After Hezekiah recovered from his illness.
How merciful is our God! You can make God change His mind, and plan! Remember the story of Abraham and Lot. God, who was really the Being who became Jesus, said to him, "I will not hide from Abraham what I am going to do. His descendants will become a great and mighty nation, and through him I will bless all the nations. I have chosen him in order that he may command his sons and his descendants to obey Me and to do what is right and just. If they do, I will do everything for him that I have promised.” (The USA and British Empire)
Then the LORD said to Abraham, “There are terrible accusations against Sodom and Gomorrah, and their sin is very great. I must go down to find out whether or not the accusations which I have heard are true.”
Abraham begins bargaining with God for the people of Sodom, "But perhaps there will be only forty-five innocent people instead of fifty. Will you destroy the whole city because there are five too few?"
The Lord answered, “I will not destroy the city if I find forty-five innocent people.”
The scene goes on and on, asking God, "how about 40? 30? 25? and finally 10! What faith Abraham had to talk with his friend (Yes God says Abraham was HIS FRIEND, and He can be yours too!) and think just how much God listened to that man and allowed Himself to be bargained With.
Finally God said, “I will not destroy it if there are ten.” Abraham returned home, thinking he saved the city --- and Lot!
Friends, God will listen to the prayers of His friends. God will change His mind. He will delay the inevitable. You can have the same power as that man 3500 years ago. OBEY God, believe in Him who died for you and trust His Holy Word, the Bible. God wants all to listen, obey and be saved. Be like Hezekiah. We can yet overcome what is happening to us, but chances are we won't
But YOU CAN! God protects those, like Lot in Sodom from harm, and He will protect you as well.
May God hear you all and Bless You.