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Wednesday, May 2, 2012

American Liberty Congress

You will recognize the below train of abuses from our original DoI.

If anyone has compiled a list of modern abuses to which we can sign our names, I'd appreciate a copy, or a link to it.  The list must not include only abuses from the Executive, but also from the Legislative and Judiciary.

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.



  1. One theme, with which I think you will agree, is that the current government is wholly without legitimate authority as it has violated the compact by which it was formed. With this in mind I think it may be useful to compile a list of these violations separately (or as a subset) from other abuses.

    For example the NFA and GCA are violations of the 2nd ammendment, the NDAA is a violation of Article 3 Section 3 as well as the 5th ammendment, undeclared wars violate Article 1 Section 8 etc. These "breaches of contract", if you will, are of a different type than abuses such as Ruby Ridge and Waco.

    If your goal is to see Constitutional government restored in these United States, rather than simply a return to liberty even if in another form, this is the important list of abuses.

    1. Anon: Absolutely correct. We'll have to draft a complete document that draws on the injuries to the Constitution since Marbury v. Madison, and especially those most recent injuries that are murdering our economy and Liberty.

      This is one of those projects that we'll all work on together through the blog. I'll synthesize a starting point, and everyone can weigh in and help shape the final product.


  2. Sam, send an email to ohiovalleyminutemen@gmail.com. I have the document you requested.

  3. Replies
    1. Got it, Sandman. Thank you - it is an outstanding starting point.


  4. This one looks pretty good....all the grunt work has been done already: http://www.petitiononline.com/usdeclar/petition.html


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