By Sher Zieve
"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." This is the opening paragraph of the thirteen United States colonies' declaration of independence from the then tyrannical England on 4 July 1776. It was then and remains today the primary seminal founding document of the United States of America.
Our Declaration of Independence was affirmed against the despot King George III. However, with only a few modifications I submit that this same declaration could be filed today against the current regime now ruling â€” not governing â€” over We-the-People of the United States of America. I would also submit that the reason for my statement is already contained within our country's founding document. Note: For those of you who were actually schooled in our nation's documents of origin, this will be a brief refresher course. For those who were not taught about them, I would suggest a reading assignment beginning with the "Declaration of Independence" referenced below.
Our founders' reasons for dissolving the bonds between England and the emerging USA were myriad. But, it is uncanny and may even be a bit unsettling to discover that the motivations for We-the-People breaking away from King George III are the same ones we find in our current US government today. Let's take a look.