A very good and otherwise very sensible friend of mine, pissed off over ObAmnesty, just invoked the Declaration of Independence as justification for overthrowing Obama.
Sigh. Really, my dear friends.
We need some history here.
Let’s look at the list of George III's abuses that they cited in 1776 and see how many of them Obama has committed, shall we?....
||He has refused his assent to laws, the
most wholesome and necessary for the
||Yes, but so what? Unlike George III, we
GAVE him veto powers by electing him
President, like or not.
||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.
||Some laws–particularly Arizona’s anti-immigration acts–actually meet this
standard. (Whether it is good or bad it has
been suspended is another question.)
||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.
||Nope. DC is a place usual, comfortable,
and near the depository of its public
records. Our representatives are fatigued,
yes, however, but not his doing.
||He has dissolved representative houses
repeatedly, for opposing with manly
firmness his invasions on the rights of the
||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
||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.
||Quite the opposite. Congress has done
precisely this. On the other hand, per the
Constitution, that’s Congress’s job.
||He has obstructed the administration of
justice, by refusing his assent to laws for
establishing judiciary powers.
||Nope. Nominating useless leftist loser
judges is NOT the same as obstruction as
Georgie 3 liked to do.
||He has made judges dependent on his
will alone, for the tenure of their offices,
and the amount and payment of their
||Nope. US Constitution prevents this.
||He has erected a multitude of new
offices, and sent hither swarms of officers
to harass our people, and eat out their
||Okay, got him on that one.
||He has kept among us, in times of peace,
standing armies without the consent of
||Nope. He’s actively tried to REDUCE the
military and standing armies, and so far
Congress has gone along with the gag.
||He has affected to render the military
independent of and superior to civil
||Nope. Quite the opposite.
||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
||Well, this is arguably yes, if you believe
that citing the United Nations’s various
“Conventions” in court documents and so
||For quartering large bodies of armed
troops among us:
||Nope. They stay on base or in their own
||For protecting them, by mock trial, from
punishment for any murders which they
should commit on the inhabitants of these
||Nope. Although some might argue
Ferguson applies. (I don’t so argue!)
||For cutting off our trade with all parts of
||Hardly. Foreign trade is as lucrative as
||For imposing taxes on us without our
||Arguably yes, particularly through the
||For depriving us in many cases, of the
benefits of trial by jury:
||Nope, except for those schmoes at Gitmo,
and they aren’t Americans so they don’t
||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:
||Um, get back to me on this one if/when
Obama conquers Canada.
||For taking away our charters, abolishing
our most valuable laws, and altering
fundamentally the forms of our
||Giving 4 million poor Mexicans work
||For suspending our own legislatures, and
declaring themselves invested with power
to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever.
||Nope. Believe me if he could suspend the
next Congress, he would.
||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 of the head of
a civilized nation.
||Nobody believes this but overheated
Michigan Militia types.
||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
||The closest we could come if his peeps
are behind the agitation at Ferguson,
which I don’t believe for a nanosecond.
28 charges of which Obama has arguably committed two or VERY arguably committed four more.
In other words, get a grip peeps. Obama’s acts do not reach the point of calling for revolution!
Two more years.
We can wait two more years.