The Declaration of Independence talks about the “causes which impel them to the Separation.” Some of the list will rings your bells. Others will have you scratching your head. For instance we have the claim,
“He has plundered our Seas, ravaged our Coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the Lives of our People.”I guess if you consider the refusal to allow Americans to drill for oil of the coast you might have an issue.
Let’s spend some time looking at the Complaints of 1776 and see how some of them relate to 2021. I don’t know at this point if I will go in order or just whatever jumps out on a given day. I can almost guarantee I will not deal with all of them. If you have not read the entire Declaration of Independence yet, you still have about three weeks.
The first three problems mentioned deal with laws and how the rule of law is being undermined by the king and parliament. First we see,
“He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public Good.”We see this thought expressed several ways but they all deal with how the governing authority is manipulating the legislative process to make it impossible for the voices of the colonies to be heard. They are ignored or coerced instead of being listened to. We will see as we work through the D of I that when laws are passed they work against the benefit of the citizens.
We see that kind of thing going on again today. Time and time again it is shown that the people of the United States feel one way and the laws passed, the executive order issued or the regulation issued by a faceless civil servant, are just the opposite. Think in terms of the invasion across our southern border, the throttling of gas and oil production, green energy, Critical Race Theory, brainwashing the military, support for Israel, attempts at registering firearms and the list goes on. It is clear that almost everything coming out of Washington is designed to remove our liberties and increase the power of the Government.
The similarities are ominous when you realize that much of this is done by fiat, executive orders, rather than by the legislative process. Hail Caesar! Remember he knows what is best for you.
homo unius libri