Trump

Trump 2016

It will be interesting to see Donald Trump as president. I’m looking forward to this. There were a lot of corrupt forces behind a Hillary Clinton presidency, and I’m impressed and relieved they were defeated. I’m glad we have an opportunity to be on good terms with Russia. Hillary seemed set on war, probably to please the bloody globalist profiteers that supported her.

I was absolutely sure Hillary would be president because of the amount of corruption that was leading up to this election process. It’s good to be wrong here, and to be surprised by this outcome. We have to see if these results stick, and they don’t bicker about election fraud and all the dead people that voted.. for Hillary.

I think it’s ironic that Obama advocated illegal immigrants toward voter fraud. What his small mind likely doesn’t understand is they probably voted for Trump. Either way, I think the illegal immigrant votes would cancel out the deceased votes, so it balanced out.

Now we need to make sure Trump makes good on his campaign arguments. I’d like to finally see a candidate that isn’t a lying shill. It would make many people real happy to see the IRS revealed as the corrupt mafia organization they are, and finally eradicated. Third parties should have no right to weasel into private deals and garnish income. The destruction of the corrupt IRS is something I’d like to see unfold.

Perhaps Obama will never enjoy his mansion in Dubai. Maybe he incriminated himself, thinking that Hillary would have his back when she became president. Maybe they’re both candidates for prison now. Of course they’ll never do time. It’s always big fines and a slap on the wrist for these types of criminals. Perhaps that too will change in an America made great again. Hopeful, I know.

-Jeremy Edward Dion

Declaration of Independence

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 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 harrass 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 benefits 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 Brittish 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.

Georgia:
      Button Gwinnett
      Lyman Hall
      George Walton

North Carolina:
      William Hooper
      Joseph Hewes
      John Penn
South Carolina:
      Edward Rutledge
      Thomas Heyward, Jr.
      Thomas Lynch, Jr.
      Arthur Middleton

Massachusetts:
      John Hancock
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

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

New York:
      William Floyd
      Philip Livingston
      Francis Lewis
      Lewis Morris
New Jersey:
      Richard Stockton
      John Witherspoon
      Francis Hopkinson
      John Hart
      Abraham Clark

New Hampshire:
      Josiah Bartlett
      William Whipple
Massachusetts:
      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 Hampshire:
      Matthew Thornton

      Jeremy Edward Dion

Fourth of July

It’s important for moral people to remember why we fight, and why this nation was great for hundreds of years. We had it good for a while but tyranny has once again crept upon a nation of decadence. Our nation currently gives more aid and benefit to illegal immigrants than it does its veterans. The occupying government doesn’t hold moral interests. We are on the brink of totalitarianism. We have become a socialist nation too focused on false securities and public disarmament, meanwhile agents of our government trade guns to cartels which seek to undermine our laws. Americans are being cavity searched without warrant while unknowns are pouring through open borders. It has come to this because good people have done little to impede tyrannical “progress”. The options for freedom’s survival are limited. I believe the only way to disarm the totalitarian is to outlaw governmental law, because only those that seek to control others are corrupt enough to excel in their politics. Democracy is simply a milder flavor of collectivism. I have no taste for it.

Declaration of Independence

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 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 harrass 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 benefits 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 Brittish 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.

Georgia:
      Button Gwinnett
      Lyman Hall
      George Walton

North Carolina:
      William Hooper
      Joseph Hewes
      John Penn
South Carolina:
      Edward Rutledge
      Thomas Heyward, Jr.
      Thomas Lynch, Jr.
      Arthur Middleton

Massachusetts:
      John Hancock
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

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

New York:
      William Floyd
      Philip Livingston
      Francis Lewis
      Lewis Morris
New Jersey:
      Richard Stockton
      John Witherspoon
      Francis Hopkinson
      John Hart
      Abraham Clark

New Hampshire:
      Josiah Bartlett
      William Whipple
Massachusetts:
      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 Hampshire:
      Matthew Thornton

-Jeremy Edward Dion

Federal Government Shutdown


The federal government shutdown today. This is wholly a great event, but it resulted in the closing of Trail Ridge road. Highway 7 is presently the only way out of Estes Park. This reflects extremely poor planning by the Colorado state government. I can’t help but to feel this is happening by design. Now if only something were to happen to Highway 7, we’d be locked in. The flooding disaster has closed the three canyons leading out of the mountains to the eastern valley. The state of emergency has sent military activity into the surrounding areas. The government shutdown has closed the national parks and access to the western slope. There is only one exit and I’m starting to feel defensive about my security.

Poor management of the nation is to blame for the government shutdown. The president, Obama, is acting as a spoiled child; taking his toys away because we won’t play with them how he thinks we should. He’s in danger of retiring like a presidential Kennedy. Perhaps the puppeteers are planning something at this very moment. We’ll see.

I immediately realized the rational fix to the logistical problems caused by the federal shutdown. I propose all the unemployed federal employees organize and request their respective state governments to invoke positions that replace the federal positions for their state. Simply ignore the government employer, which is effectively on strike, and find another source to pay you for your job. A national park should be managed by state employees anyway. Don’t change jobs, just change employers. A great many number of jobs would be better managed and aptly funded by the states in which they reside. Pay far less federal taxes and slightly raised state taxes, problem solved. If you’re a park ranger or manager, go to your governor and request to have jurisdiction of the national parks and respective duties to be transferred to the state government in which they lie. We don’t need federally employed individuals managing state assets. It’s inefficient and poorly budgeted.

What do you do when your employees go on strike but you must stay in business? You fire the strikers and hire replacements for the same jobs. The situation with the federal government shutdown is the same, only reversed. The employer has gone on strike. Fire the employer and find a replacement. Your job doesn’t change, only who pays you. This is a chance for the states to take back their rightly apportioned powers. But this would be an extremely rational and logical thing to do, so it probably won’t happen because even our state governments are mostly managed by the inept. I think I’m good at finding solutions to these types of problems. I’m beginning to think about participating in public office to assist in deregulation and returning asset management back to state residents.

-Jeremy Edward Dion

Jackson’s Obscene Propaganda

After watching this garbage, I was compelled to respond.

The base of the argument to vote for Obama is based on a number of lies. The same is said for Romney. While Samuel L. Jackson is all fired up about voting for Obama and spreading his obscene slogan in his favor, he has allowed himself to be deceived by assertive propaganda. Very little fact-checking went into Obama’s eligibility to be president. That is a giant red flag. Regardless if you vote for party members or independent thinkers, we must follow the rule of law. Obama isn’t eligible to be president. His official released birth records are layered Photoshop documents. This has been proven by numerous individuals with the document obtained from whitehouse.gov. Just because you love the idea of a man and what you want to believe he stands for; doesn’t mean you should ignore the lies surrounding him. You must stay objective, connect the dots and base your decisions on information grounded in reality. Propaganda like this is a wonderful display of passion for a cause, but it is misguided.

Our Constitution is founded on the model of a republic. This doesn’t mean we can’t have democracy, but left or right or middle isn’t what the public should focus on for a presidential election. Democracy is a tool for polarizing a society; to diminish the choices to fewer options. Historically, it always reigns just before a collapse of public liberty. Democracy is great for smaller areas, like townships or states. Democracy over a larger area suppresses a greater number of people. Each incident of decision making shouldn’t be governed by grand predefined regulations. If this be the case, the corruptive element of humankind infects the system and eventually rules by force. We have states for the very reason to deter this from happening. States that want to support gay marriage can exist so the gay people have a place to be heard and represented. Meanwhile, there are people that don’t want to live or raise their children in a community of gay people, so they live in states that don’t allow gay marriage. What is acceptable for California may not be acceptable for Iowa. These decisions are not for the executive branch, so those talking points are null and void. The states must reign supreme in their decisions.

It is the only job of the U.S. government to manage our interstates, borders and basic postal communication. They have a number of organizations to accomplish that including the military branches and a handful of other secretive organizations. For the government to mandate across the nation that a person can or cannot do something is far from their authority. All states have laws against murder and theft, followed by other common sense restrictions. Why should it be made any more complicated by adding a dictator that reigns supreme? The presidency is not supposed to be such an important decision because they aren’t supposed to have this level of authoritative control. So when someone says “We need to return to our republic”, they aren’t speaking about a political party. It’s not about democrat or republican. It’s about small government without oppressive taxation and local state government reigning supreme. It’s about voting for someone that will listen to the states instead of telling them what to do. Neither candidate is willing to do this because they don’t work for us.

I only wish that the people with the passion to get involved in politics have the prerequisites to understand it. The teaching of critical thinking skills has been in decline for decades and now we’re seeing its dangerous effects. To stay objective in politics, you must understand the techniques of propaganda and how they’re used to manipulate. For example, Jackson claims “Obama sent seals to bin Laden’s place; Romney sent jobs overseas.” Whether the argument of a seal team operation took place to get bin Laden on that day is true or not, Jackson is comparing the actions of Obama as president to Romney which has never been president. Romney has no authority to command a seal team; meanwhile Obama has also sent jobs out of the country. Samuel L. Jackson’s comment, in this case, is a card-stacking argument based on an assertion; two forms of propaganda combined. It’s quite popular to mix techniques and most people do this as second nature. People who have participated in debate clubs are well aware of the effectiveness of this method. Since there is training involved in identifying and deciphering propaganda, a lot of passionately involved people claim to not have time to do the research, or they’re lazy. This is unfortunate. Please take note of the methods.

-Jeremy Edward Dion

Declaration of Independence

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 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 harrass 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 benefits 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 Brittish 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.

Georgia:
      Button Gwinnett
      Lyman Hall
      George Walton

North Carolina:
      William Hooper
      Joseph Hewes
      John Penn
South Carolina:
      Edward Rutledge
      Thomas Heyward, Jr.
      Thomas Lynch, Jr.
      Arthur Middleton

Massachusetts:
      John Hancock
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

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

New York:
      William Floyd
      Philip Livingston
      Francis Lewis
      Lewis Morris
New Jersey:
      Richard Stockton
      John Witherspoon
      Francis Hopkinson
      John Hart
      Abraham Clark

New Hampshire:
      Josiah Bartlett
      William Whipple
Massachusetts:
      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 Hampshire:
      Matthew Thornton

-Jeremy Edward Dion

The Battle Hunger Royale Games

I just watched The Hunger Games in the theatre. This is the movie based on the book published in 2008 of the same title by Suzanne Collins. The idea for this story is stated on Wikipedia as having sprung from channel surfing on television. What an interesting method for idea farming. When I first heard of the plot for this film, I thought it was an adaptation of a novel I read in early 2000 called Battle Royale. Battle Royale is a Japanese novel written by Koushun Takami published in 1999. The Battle Royale film was made in 2000. The stories for both these books are similar. And I’m omitting from mention the many other stories like these that came before. I’m not concerned with the matter of possible alternate origins. I’m observing a more sinister practice. I’m noticing the trend of glamorization for tyrannical philosophies. A lack of understanding of world events and history is leading to the acceptance of tyrannical governance. This result is the same whether the ignorance results from deception or laziness.

Here is a perspective argument: Schools are a lazy approach to education. The delegation of responsibility to the state to educate the young is an extremely dangerous practice that has grown to a degree of absolute tyranny. This has become such a point of control by government, that whole families are destroyed by state school board policy for ridiculously inane infractions.

The argument I have stated above is from a Constitutional Republic perspective that observes individual liberty and the pursuit of happiness. But our society is so misinformed of historical events that even the lies are openly taught in those same public schools. Logically, what you learn to be “true” at a young age has a great deal to do with who you become as an adult. So, the tool of the tyrannous is deception because the truth will set you free. This is a phrase that many people misinterpret. It has always been turned around so that it benefits the state when YOU are on trial. “Don’t lie; the truth will set you free.” In reality, you’ll be incarcerated if you’re on trial and ignorant of what laws they claim you’ve broken. What the phrase “The truth shall set you free” actually means is: “If you know the truth, you will be free.” It has little to do with telling the truth when questioned because you could say nothing and remain free. It has everything to do with being properly informed.

There is a method of slow indoctrination occurring with the glamorous promotion of stories and propaganda about totalitarianism. While these titles are entertaining stories, they represent a state that should never become. It seems that all industrialized countries are falling prey to the glamorous portrayal of slavery control schemes. And I see world policies reflecting the pseudo values represented in these books. Do not misinterpret my meaning. It’s the job of film production to make every story glamorous or else movies would be far less marketable. Besides, what is considered glamorous is a subjective opinion skewed by perspective. I wouldn’t have raised this argument had I not overheard teens that had sat in front of me, later talking about how amazing it would be to live in that world. How maladjusted is their perspective to think that? Their comments report a lack of understanding current events. What I think they fail to realize is that they DO live in a world where those ideas exist, they’re just not implemented to that degree yet or hopefully never.

These stories are a blessing. They are a warning system to alert us to the possibilities of where our governments are headed. We must encourage the publication of the ideas of the time because expression of current concern is a great defense against the cage for your mind. People have to be alert to what’s happening in their world; or at least their own town. It’s becoming a popular philosophy that the majority of humankind be seen as useless eaters requiring heavy moderation. This is presented as if the idea of authority over others is already widely accepted to be normal. This is an untruth. Authority can only be given, revoked at any time, and never assumed. When you’re born into slavery, then you don’t know the wrong that is done in the world. But it isn’t a natural practice to be subservient and accept slavery. Even children run away from their parents, so it is our behavior that determines who will follow us. We must respect one another.

These glamorized totalitarian worlds are the most artificial thing. The human being was not meant to be under the boots of others. You are no one’s property. If ever a nation embraces artificial values over the freedom of humankind, it is to be resisted by all free peoples until its destruction. One of the results of these types of totalitarian philosophies has lead to the birth of action plans like Agenda 21. Agenda 21 is a sustainable development plan that revealed itself to the world in 1992 at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) in Rio de Janeiro. It is a blueprint for global land and resource management and has been incrementally implemented to add up to its whole. It’s much like the agenda of communism where government owns everything. Another result of totalitarian philosophy is Codex Alimentarius, meaning Book of Food. The Codex is another bad idea from the United Nations, albeit a subgroup called the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO); the World Health Organization (WHO) has also placed their stamp on it. While conformity to Codex Alimentarius is stated as optional, nations have been adopting it without understanding the effects it has on trade and the liberties of people. And if the governments are competent to read and agree with Codex Alimentarius, then they are embracing the practice of full control over the food resources of the public. And that has always brought about disaster. The point is this: The outstanding goal of any organization is to grow, and organizations championing ideas of communism, or any totalitarian ideals, should be fervently avoided.

-Jeremy Edward Dion

http://www.un.org/esa/dsd/agenda21/
http://www.codexalimentarius.net