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We Hold These Truths To Be Self-Evident …

 

 

   Given the current state of our union and the endless progressive “long march” through our institutions that has culminated in the election of our first “black president” and possibly in a few days our first “woman president” both of whom are shining examples of the “Leviathan State” , we thought that perhaps it is time to review our amazing origins and make note of just how far we have fallen.

   Below the reader with find the complete , unabridged text of the most important political document in the history of the free world . We have endeavored to give current and up to date examples of the grievances our Founding Fathers sought to eliminate in declaring their independence from a distant , unresponsive and out-of-touch government .

    These examples are available to be read by clicking on the links throughout the text of the historic document below as well as biographies of all those brave men who dared put their signatures to paper and effectively flipped the bird to King George III and Parliament in defiance of what at the time was the most powerful nation on earth

 

Declaration Of Independence

 

 

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  Here is the complete text of the Declaration of Independence.
This document represents a primary resource in understanding the history of America. 
The original spelling and capitalization have been retained. 

(Adopted by Congress on July 4, 1776)

 

 

 

The Unanimous Declaration
Of The Thirteen United States Of America

 

” When, 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 to 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 shown 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 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 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 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 meantime exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within.

  He has endeavored to prevent the population of these states; for that purpose obstructing the laws for naturalization of foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migration 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 legislature.

  He has affected to render the military independent of and superior to 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 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 benefits of trial by jury:

  For transporting us beyond seas to be tried for pretended offenses:

  For abolishing the free system of English laws in a neighboring 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 in 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, burned our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people.

  He is at this time transporting large armies of foreign mercenaries to complete the works of death, desolation and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of cruelty and 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 endeavored to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian savages, whose known rule of warfare, is 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 attention 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 the 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.

New Hampshire: Josiah Bartlett, William Whipple, Matthew Thornton

Massachusetts: John Hancock, Samuel Adams, John Adams, Robert Treat Paine, Elbridge Gerry

Rhode Island: Stephen Hopkins, William Ellery

Connecticut: Roger Sherman, Samuel Huntington, William Williams, Oliver Wolcott

New York: William Floyd, Philip Livingston, Francis Lewis, Lewis Morris

New Jersey: Richard Stockton, John Witherspoon, Francis Hopkinson, John Hart, Abraham Clark

Pennsylvania: Robert Morris, Benjamin Rush, Benjamin Franklin, John Morton, George Clymer, James Smith, George Taylor, James Wilson, George Ross

Delaware: Caesar Rodney, George Read, Thomas McKean

Maryland: Samuel Chase, William Paca, Thomas Stone, Charles Carroll of Carrollton

Virginia: George Wythe, Richard Henry Lee, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Harrison, Thomas Nelson, Jr., Francis Lightfoot Lee, Carter Braxton

North Carolina: William Hooper, Joseph Hewes, John Penn

South Carolina: Edward Rutledge, Thomas Heyward, Jr., Thomas Lynch, Jr., Arthur Middleton

Georgia: Button Gwinnett, Lyman Hall, George Walton

Source: The Pennsylvania Packet, July 8, 1776 “

 

 

   The men listed above risked their lives , liberty and property in order that we might live in a land unfettered by a repressive , unaccountable leviathan . For 80 years or so that was more or less the case but we have been backsliding into tyranny for over a century and a half . While educated minds can debate the origins of our decline the results of said journey are undeniable and thanks to our present government have been brought to the fore . 

   If you , dear readers and lovers of liberty , have found anything of use in the above post please be kind enough to pass it along via the web and social media as you see fit . Thank you for taking the time to explore this sincere attempt at highlighting our descent into tyranny and possibly educating future generations on the dangers imposed upon our legacy by the ever-expanding State .

If this post can become viral perhaps it will facilitate an awakening amongst our youth and help to identify a new cadre of leaders such as this nation produced in the 18th century . Lord knows , America needs them .

 

 

 

 

Happy Birthday Albert

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Happy Birthday Albert King

Wiki Bio

” One of the “Three Kings of the Blues Guitar” (along with B.B. King and Freddie King), Albert King stood 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) (some reports say 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)) and weighed 250 pounds (110 kg) and was known as “The Velvet Bulldozer”. He was born Albert Nelson on a cotton plantation in Indianola, Mississippi. During his childhood he would sing at a family gospel group at a church where his father played the guitar. One of 13 children, King grew up picking cotton on plantations near Forrest City, Arkansas, where the family moved when he was eight.”

” He began his professional work as a musician with a group called In The Groove Boys in Osceola, Arkansas. Moving north to Gary, Indiana and later St. Louis, Missouri, he briefly played drums for Jimmy Reed‘s band and on several early Reed recordings…

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An Open Apology To Dolly Parton 

Rawe-struck

Dear Dolly,

10040291_300x300I’ll be honest. I used to think you were a bimbo. I used to think you flaunted your big boobs, teased hair, tiny waist, and your syrupy-sweet southern accent just to sell yourself and your brand as a country singer. Granted, I was raised in the Midwest and lived as an adult for many years in the Northeast. I didn’t get you, much less the South.

For example, I’d heard about your origins as a poor girl from the hills of East Tennessee, and when I learned you’d created a theme park in your native Sevier County I rolled my eyes. “Really, a theme park?” I thought. “As if rollercoasters will really help the people of rural Appalachia. Why not create something truly useful to give back to your community, like a library.”

Oh.

You have created a library, actually, and possibly in a bigger and more…

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   Seeing as our “Sympathizer In Chief” felt the need to offer condolences to the “Castro family” on our behalf we run this photo again …

 

 

Obama and Fidel's Guests

Obama and Fidel’s Guests

 

 

For those readers too young to remember , here are links to the biographies of the fugitives from American justice that Fidel has sheltered for decades .

 

Charles Hill

Joanne Chesimard

William Morales

Ishmael LeBeet(f )

 

Fine , upstanding citizens all …

 

 

 

 

 

Courtesy Of Rightwing News

 

 

 

 

    And for those who might be a bit nervous about what to expect when they arrive , this Canadian offers some tips: 

 

 

 

 

Drive safe …

From The Dr of Common Sense

 

 

 

RIP Lonnie Mack

Lonnie Mack Dead: Blues Guitar Great Dies At 74

 

 

 

 

” Blues guitar great Lonnie Mack is dead at 74, Alligator Records announced late Thursday. According to a press release, he died of natural causes on Thursday at Centennial Medical Center near his home in Smithville, Tennessee.

  Central New York native and fellow blues guitarist Joe Bonamassa spread the sad news on social media early Friday morning”

 

 

 

 

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Opening Statement 4.16.17

Election 2016 Clinton, Sanders – Trump, Cruz & Kasich

 

 

 

Via ReasonTV

 

 

Published on Apr 15, 2016

” Remy tries to out-Democrat the candidates in last night’s CNN debate.”

It's "Colored People Time"

It’s “Colored People Time”

 

Not our best effort , but here it is .

Hillary Clinton Addresses Her Losing Streak Cold Open – SNL

 

 Donald Trump Vs Establishment – Election 2016

 

 

Bernie E Neuman

Bernie E Neuman

 

Bernie reminds me of Alfred E Neuman .

Wisdom From Comrade VI Obama

“Wisdom” From Comrade V.I. Obama

Not a huge Trump fan , but even less of a fan of GOPe

 

 

 

     Here’s a variation of our previous creation . Again , apologies to the late Ms Bourke-White . If you are unfamiliar with the name read here . Margaret Bourke-White was a “Life” magazine war correspondent as well as one of the most accomplished photographers of all time .

 

 

 

No Way But The Demo Way WM

Bread Lines For All*

 

Feel The Bern WM

 

*Apologies to Margaret Bourke-White

Any Day Now

 

This is our 4th attempt at publishing a photoshop and while I’m thoroughly enjoying the creative process , and for the most part the end products , I could use some guidance on how to blend my work together to look of a piece . As delightful of an image as the above PS is , it is painfully obvious that Hill has been added in . I tried many adjustments but could not get the large mass of her coat to blend into the existing background . Any suggestions on how to blend two photos would be much appreciated .

 

Hill Jailed PS

There’s always hope , Happy Easter

 

 

Obama & The Fugitives

 

 

” With the prisoner exchange and the normalizing of relations with Cuba arises the question of the dozens of American fugitives enjoying asylum there—including a cop-killer on the FBI’s Most Wanted Terrorists List with a $1 million reward offered for her capture.

  Assata Shakur, also known as Joanne Chesimard, escaped from prison in 1979 after being convicted of murdering state trooper Werner Foerster. She had been in a car with two fellow members of the Black Liberation Army when Foerster and another trooper pulled them over on the New Jersey Turnpike.

  Shakur was on the run for five years after her prison break before managing to reach Cuba, where she was granted asylum in 1984.

  In 1997, the New Jersey State Police wrote to Pope John Paul II asking him to raise the question of Shakur with Fidel Castro on an upcoming visit to Cuba.

  Whether the pope did or not, Shakur continued to live undisturbed in Cuba despite a 1998 resolution by the U.S. Congress asking that she be returned. She was joined by her daughter, who was conceived while Shakur was in a New Jersey prison and initially raised by Shakur’s own mother in New York.

  Cuba also granted asylum to three black militants who hijacked an airplane from Albuquerque while being sought for the 1972 murder of New Mexico State Trooper Robert Rosenbloom during a traffic stop.

  One of the three, Ralph Goodwin, is said to have drowned while swimming at a beach outside Havana. Michael Finney died of cancer. Charlie Hill continues to live in Cuba. Hill told a Washington Post reporter in 1999 that he had no regrets about killing Rosenbloom, who had a wife and two young daughters.

“ I have never felt guilty about that cop,” Hill was quoted saying. “I never think about that dude.”

  For her part, Shakur denied actually firing the bullets that killed trooper Foerster, who was murdered with his own gun. The FBI continued to consider her so dangerous that it offered the $1 million reward in 2005 and put her on the Most Wanted Terrorists List last year.

  Among the roughly 80 other American fugitives in Cuba is Ishmael Ali LaBeef, who hijacked an airplane after he and four buddies murdered eight innocents during a robbery at a Virgin Islands golf course in 1972.

  There is also Victor Gerena, who is wanted in connection with a $7 million armored car robbery in Connecticut in 1983.

  And then there is William Morales of the Puerto Rican independence group the FALN. He lost most of both hands while assembling a device in an FALN bomb factory in 1979, but managed to escape from a hospital ward where he was being fitted for prosthetic hands after being convicted of weapons charges and sentenced to 99 years. 

  Morales made his way to Mexico, where an effort to capture him led to a shootout, which ended with a local cop being killed. He served five years in a Mexican prison but then was allowed to board a plane for Havana despite American efforts to extradite him.”

 

    Read more of about these longtime fugitives from justice that Obama has chosen to ignore while making deals with tyrants , just as he ignored our citizens being held by Iran as he enriched their treasury and war-making ability .

Everybody Tango !

Everybody Tango

Legendary Country Blues Guitarists

 

 

 

Published on Dec 6, 2013

This DVD collection presents some of the rarest footage of legendary Country Blues artists that we have been fortunate to find. The footage varies from hi-quality film to analog videos taped over 40 years ago. But above all, the music and performances are powerful and evocative. The sounds of Skip James, Bukka White, Big Bill Broonzy, Son House, Will Shade, Rev. Gary Davis and others on this 115 minute collection will give you shivers up your spine and get your feet tapping. This is the Country Blues of a time long past.

  Titles include: CHARLIE BURSE & WILL SHADE Kansas City Blues BIG BILL BROONZY Trouble In Mind, Backwater Blues SON HOUSE Talk about the Blues, So Hard To Love Someone SKIP JAMES Cherry Ball Blues SON HOUSE Sick and Bad Blues BUKKA WHITE Aberdeen Blues, Tombstone Blues, Brownsville Blues, REV. GARY DAVIS Blind Gary Davis – A Documentary by Harold Becker UNKNOWN ARTIST Take My Hand, Precious Lord, I’m Going Too RALPH WILLIS & WASHBOARD PETE SANDERS Dream I Had On My Mind, I’ve Been Living With The Blues, Midnight Special SAM CHATMON Sales Tax Blues, Outside Friend, Fishing Blues (Evil Jackson), Glad When You’re Dead MANCE LIPSCOMB I Want to Do Something for You, Alabama Jubilee HENRY JOHNSON Blood Red River WILLIE TRICE Be Your Dog, Run Here Gal, Poor Boy Long Ways From Home, Good Time Boogie, Sweet Sugar Mama, Stand and Welcome Jesus, When The Saints Go Marching In SON HOUSE & BUDDY GUY I Wish I Had My Whole Heart In My Hand”

Running Time: 115 minutes

For details go to: http://www.guitarvideos.com/products/… “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tim Allen – The Kings Of Comedy

 

 

 

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Property Rights On The 10th Anniversary Of Kelo v. City Of New London

 

 

 

Published on Jun 17, 2015

” View the full event: http://www.cato.org/events/property-r…

  Despite the case’s outcome, Kelo v. City of New London shattered what many believed to be a consensus that virtually any condemnation satisfies the Fifth Amendment. Kelo thus led to significant progress, but there is much work to be done.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Maria Montessori

 

 

” Discipline must come through liberty… We do not consider an individual disciplined when he has been rendered as artificially silent as a mute and as immovable as a paralytic. He is an individual annihilated, not disciplined. “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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