Declaration of Independence 2.0 (2012)
The history of the present King of the District of Columbia is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these sovereign States.
He has refused his [consent] to Laws, [which are] most wholesome and necessary for the public good [voter ID, border protection, union-abuse laws, protection of faith]
He has forbidden his Governors [like Arizona, South Carolina, Alabama and Florida] to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance [like border security and voter protections], unless suspended in their operation till his [consent] should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them [completely ignoring his own Constitutional duties]. When they have not complied, he has taken them to Court.
He has imposed dozens of new taxes in the midst of a depression, and participated in unconstitutional supression of gun crimes and murders implicating his staff in the various States.
He has violated our Constitutions of the many States and the Federated Government itself by imposing a Federal mandate on all persons, subject to a penalty tax for non-compliance;
He has attempted to impose penalties upon States for not bowing to the coercion of medicaid expansion at His discretion;
the creation of an unelected Independent Payment Advisory Board, in charge of determining which and how medical procedures are allowed under His many programs;
by using our dollars to bailout a corporation fraught with bad management [Chrysler], then mediating the sale of this company and others to Foreigners [Canada and Italy];
by imposing a terrible regulatory system known as Dodd-Frank which attempts to control industries that We the States did not delegate to the Federal Government;
by violating the right to privacy of Federal Contractors by requiring them to disclose their political investments before getting approval;
by attempting to impose taxes upon non-profit organizations approved legally by His own laws, for not engaging in His own support;
by granting thousands of waivers without the consent of Congress to districts in his own political favor or the favor of his Party’s House Speaker. [The sole power of disbursement was never granted the executive branch, and is solely characteristic of 17th century Monarchs, not modern, civilized societies of free people]
He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their Public Records [and behind closed doors even in our own Capitol], 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 [by rendering moot the laws they pass and declaring them ineffective if they supercede, or even mirror his own decrees].
He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause other [laws to be enacted as passed by The People], 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 [and appointment of judges with the Senate’s consent].
He has made Judges dependent on his Will alone for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries [through backroom deals and abrogation of their duties of constitutional interpretation].
He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people and eat out their substance [through the czars, the EPA, multiple offices of execution of rules, increases in the size of existing departments and lawsuits against homeowners and non-profits for not complying with illegal usurpations].
He has kept among us, in times of peace, [military-built drones] without the Consent of our legislatures.
He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil Power [and declared the federal takeover of State militias within His jurisdiction].
He has combined with others [WTO, UN, NATO] 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 protecting them, by a mock Trial from punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of [our border] States:
For cutting off our Trade with all parts of the world: [unless approved by his own administration]
For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent: [Obamacare, tanning salon tax, etc]
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 States.
For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments: [disposing of the Republic form of government, and instituting a Democratic form, and not one of full consent, at that].
For suspending our own Legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever. [through the imposition of federal supremacy and disregard for State sovereignty]
He has plundered our seas [with moratorium on economic production], ravaged our coasts [with EPA regulations not approved by the people], burnt our [crops, through the cutting off of much needed irrigation in desert valleys], and destroyed the lives of our people [through dependence, food stamps, unending unemployment insurance and assurances of more government aid].
He is at this time transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries [in places like Libya, Yemen and Afghanistan] 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 excited domestic insurrections amongst us [black panthers, Madison protests, anarchist occupations in public squares], and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, [to permanently defect all manners of our customs and national identity].
In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms [through multiple displays of hundreds of thousands appearing at the Capitol Mall]: 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.