Well this is interesting….

Well this is interesting….

redbloodedamerica:

Do you like jokes?  How about jokes at the expense of liberals?

Because everyone needs their day brightened every once in a while. Have a great day everyone! Let me know if you find any other good jokes, no matter who their aimed at!
vlemx:

By @nextgenconservative “The truth #conservative #republican #obama 
Credit to @phelan_98” via @PhotoRepost_app

vlemx:

By @nextgenconservative “The truth #conservative #republican #obama
Credit to @phelan_98” via @PhotoRepost_app

thepoliticalhippie:

About to see We Will Not Conform and I’m the youngest person here by at least 4 decades. Sad seeing as these are the people least affected. Better than nothing I suppose.

22 years old at a theater in Houston, TX and I am the youngest as well! You’re not alone!

redbloodedamerica:

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third-way-is-best-way:

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liberalsareweird:

redbloodedamerica:

mommy-needs-coffee:

Yes. Pay up, motherfuckers. Anti-birth control = pro-suffering. When a baby is born that someone needs welfare to feed you will bitch and moan about “welfare moms” andVegetarians pay in taxes that go towards welfare that pays for others to eat meat.


Well done, unborn children that have no choice are to blame for welfare moms.  At the same time, I’m sure you approve of welfare…don’t you?

So one hand, you claim that we shouldn’t care if women get abortions, but the other hand, the moment bill comes due, you appeal to emotion and cry “You hate the poor!!!”. In conclusion, how can you liberals claim that abortions are none of our business and pull a 180 and tell us to subsidize it cause “You hate da poooor!!!”?

Well the moment the baby is born most pro lifers suddenly dont seem to really care about the babies life anymore eh, suddenly welfare is a bad thing, the baby indeed has no choice in what kind of enviorment to be born in, pro lifers will force the baby to be born in bad situations and circumstances and then complain when the mom cant take care of the baby and needs welfare to cover the costs…

You can’t ‘force’ someone to be born in any environment, they just are, it’s how nature works. And anything is better than them dying. Pro-choicers will kill them. Period. Regarding to welfare, it all depends on whether the mother is working, if she’s married to someone with a job, etc. Every case is different, and I don’t really know how welfare works in the US (neither do I care).

Well the pro-lifers indirectly force the child to be born into that enviroment due to denying the mother the possibility to abort the child.
anyway lets say the pro-lifers get their way and there is no abortion, lot of pro-lifers are also anti welfare, lets say welfare isnt available aswell.
single mom has a kid works part time no welfare, where is she gonna get the money to take care of the kid?

Let’s start by saying that I’m not against welfare, I’m for it only when it’s really needed, and the person receiving it is not one lazy societal parasite. Having said this, I must also say I understand those against welfare. Why would you have children if you can’t afford it? Can’t afford a kid? Don’t get pregnant.

What about rape pregrancy? accidents?
Why is pregnancy the only thing that can happen accidental and is somehow your responsibility, break a leg? sure here is help, get in a car accident? sure we will patch you up, attempt suicide? lets make sure you survive, get pregnant at a point you should not, can not or in any other way are unable to take care of the child? WELL THATS YOUR PROBLEM YOU GOT YOURSELF INTO THIS MESS YOU GET OUT OF IT YOURSELF BEAR THE CONSEQUENSES

Rape is another thing, of course it’s not your responsibility if you’re raped, and that child should be given to adoption (unless they want to keep it, but since we’re discussing abortion). Maybe because accidental pregnancies are very rare if you’re careful and using contraception. And also because it’s not a harmful condition, it’s not an illness, it’s not something to be fixed. But, as I said, I’m not against welfare, I’m for responsible limited welfare. It’s not me who you should be debating this with, I just started it because you said us pro lifers ‘force’ kids to be born.

indirectly you do force them you know by giving the mothers no choice you force them to have the child wich can of course endanger the life of mother you know giving birth can have it’s complications.
ah yeah the wonderfull world of adoption cause thats works so well, almost no kids waiting for families no kids in dysfunctional families yeah i would totally trust my kid with the adoption system.

MURDERING THE CHILD IS NEVER A SOLUTION AND SHOULDN’T EVEN BE CONSIDERED AS AN OPTION, REGARDLESS OF THE CIRCUMSTANCES. God, you can’t force someone to be born, that’s how nature works. Abortion is only acceptable if the mother’s life is in danger, as you would be losing two lives. The problem to be solved, then, is the adoption system, not the fact that unwanted babies are born. Also, that is still better than killing them.

You do know the fetus isnt technically alive right? not according to medical or sienctific terms anyway so calling it murder is kinda going far.
Though you could argue since it has a potentional to life you take that away from the fetus.
This debate is actually real simple if you think about it.
Yes it’s murder, but it actually isnt, yes the fetus has rights to but it actually hasnt, it’s an endless yes no arguement thats IMPOSSIBLE to win or find a proper solution for so what about this:
We drop the debate and let the people that are pregnant choose. there is a reason it’s called pro-CHOICE and not anti-life.
You are free to think abortion is wrong and be on the pro-life side, you are however not free to deny others the right to make the choice, you are free to oppose the choice, but you are not free to take it away.

Uhm… a fetus is alive. Being born isn’t a condition for being alive, dude. I’ve talked about this with my biology teacher in former years, and yes, a fetus is alive. If it weren’t, it wouldn’t be possible that it died. It’s not ‘potential’ life. Where did you get that from? Feminist blogs? It shouldn’t be up to the mother to choose whether the child gets to live or not, that’s nature’s decision. And it’s life, most of the times. If you wouldn’t let them to choose their child’s death when they’re already born (and still depend on them for some time to live, so that’s not a big difference) then neither should they get to choose it when they’re not. Anyways, I’m so glad that here in Argentina, by law, a person is a person since the moment of conception, so no ‘legal’ murder here n.n

A fetus isnt alive untill after the deadline for abortion. a fetus doesnt have eeehm crap what was it called… anyway a fetus is basicly braindead, according to the medical and science terms that means it’s not alive.
Philosofical you could argue endlessly on it ofcourse, the definition of life and all.
Anyway like i said, this debate is pointless in the end.
people should be free to choose to have the baby or not, they have the right to have that choice. like you have the right not to agree with that choice, heck i dont fully agree with people having an abortion aswell but since i actually know a few and how hard a choice it was for them to make i’m still with the pro-choice movement. I might not agree, but how selfish is it of me to then say: “hey i dont agree with what you chose to do so imma do everything in my power to make sure you know you are wrong and a monster and that i dont agree and make sure you cant make the choice” how much of an ass would that make me, i got plenty of friends that dont agree with me being the slut i am but they know i’m free to make that choice and as long as they respect that i will respect them and not rub my sluttyness in their face.


This is the worst pro-choice argument I’ve ever seen in my entire life.  I can almost hear her the person chewing gum with their mouth open while typing this paragraph.  I’ve seen a better written argument by twelve year olds.
Stay in school kids.

Question, if a fetus is technically not alive if there is no brain activity yet, why is there always such a hoopla when someone who’s been born has little to no brain activity?

redbloodedamerica:

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third-way-is-best-way:

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liberalsareweird:

redbloodedamerica:

mommy-needs-coffee:

Yes. Pay up, motherfuckers.
Anti-birth control = pro-suffering.
When a baby is born that someone needs welfare to feed you will bitch and moan about “welfare moms” and
Vegetarians pay in taxes that go towards welfare that pays for others to eat meat.

Well done, unborn children that have no choice are to blame for welfare moms.  At the same time, I’m sure you approve of welfare…don’t you?

So one hand, you claim that we shouldn’t care if women get abortions, but the other hand, the moment bill comes due, you appeal to emotion and cry “You hate the poor!!!”. In conclusion, how can you liberals claim that abortions are none of our business and pull a 180 and tell us to subsidize it cause “You hate da poooor!!!”?

Well the moment the baby is born most pro lifers suddenly dont seem to really care about the babies life anymore eh, suddenly welfare is a bad thing, the baby indeed has no choice in what kind of enviorment to be born in, pro lifers will force the baby to be born in bad situations and circumstances and then complain when the mom cant take care of the baby and needs welfare to cover the costs…

You can’t ‘force’ someone to be born in any environment, they just are, it’s how nature works. And anything is better than them dying. Pro-choicers will kill them. Period.
Regarding to welfare, it all depends on whether the mother is working, if she’s married to someone with a job, etc. Every case is different, and I don’t really know how welfare works in the US (neither do I care).

Well the pro-lifers indirectly force the child to be born into that enviroment due to denying the mother the possibility to abort the child.

anyway lets say the pro-lifers get their way and there is no abortion, lot of pro-lifers are also anti welfare, lets say welfare isnt available aswell.

single mom has a kid works part time no welfare, where is she gonna get the money to take care of the kid?

Let’s start by saying that I’m not against welfare, I’m for it only when it’s really needed, and the person receiving it is not one lazy societal parasite.
Having said this, I must also say I understand those against welfare. Why would you have children if you can’t afford it? Can’t afford a kid? Don’t get pregnant.

What about rape pregrancy? accidents?

Why is pregnancy the only thing that can happen accidental and is somehow your responsibility, break a leg? sure here is help, get in a car accident? sure we will patch you up, attempt suicide? lets make sure you survive, get pregnant at a point you should not, can not or in any other way are unable to take care of the child? WELL THATS YOUR PROBLEM YOU GOT YOURSELF INTO THIS MESS YOU GET OUT OF IT YOURSELF BEAR THE CONSEQUENSES

Rape is another thing, of course it’s not your responsibility if you’re raped, and that child should be given to adoption (unless they want to keep it, but since we’re discussing abortion).
Maybe because accidental pregnancies are very rare if you’re careful and using contraception. And also because it’s not a harmful condition, it’s not an illness, it’s not something to be fixed.
But, as I said, I’m not against welfare, I’m for responsible limited welfare. It’s not me who you should be debating this with, I just started it because you said us pro lifers ‘force’ kids to be born.

indirectly you do force them you know by giving the mothers no choice you force them to have the child wich can of course endanger the life of mother you know giving birth can have it’s complications.

ah yeah the wonderfull world of adoption cause thats works so well, almost no kids waiting for families no kids in dysfunctional families yeah i would totally trust my kid with the adoption system.

MURDERING THE CHILD IS NEVER A SOLUTION AND SHOULDN’T EVEN BE CONSIDERED AS AN OPTION, REGARDLESS OF THE CIRCUMSTANCES. God, you can’t force someone to be born, that’s how nature works. Abortion is only acceptable if the mother’s life is in danger, as you would be losing two lives.
The problem to be solved, then, is the adoption system, not the fact that unwanted babies are born. Also, that is still better than killing them.

You do know the fetus isnt technically alive right? not according to medical or sienctific terms anyway so calling it murder is kinda going far.

Though you could argue since it has a potentional to life you take that away from the fetus.

This debate is actually real simple if you think about it.

Yes it’s murder, but it actually isnt, yes the fetus has rights to but it actually hasnt, it’s an endless yes no arguement thats IMPOSSIBLE to win or find a proper solution for so what about this:

We drop the debate and let the people that are pregnant choose. there is a reason it’s called pro-CHOICE and not anti-life.

You are free to think abortion is wrong and be on the pro-life side, you are however not free to deny others the right to make the choice, you are free to oppose the choice, but you are not free to take it away.

Uhm… a fetus is alive. Being born isn’t a condition for being alive, dude. I’ve talked about this with my biology teacher in former years, and yes, a fetus is alive. If it weren’t, it wouldn’t be possible that it died. It’s not ‘potential’ life. Where did you get that from? Feminist blogs?
It shouldn’t be up to the mother to choose whether the child gets to live or not, that’s nature’s decision. And it’s life, most of the times. If you wouldn’t let them to choose their child’s death when they’re already born (and still depend on them for some time to live, so that’s not a big difference) then neither should they get to choose it when they’re not.
Anyways, I’m so glad that here in Argentina, by law, a person is a person since the moment of conception, so no ‘legal’ murder here n.n

A fetus isnt alive untill after the deadline for abortion. a fetus doesnt have eeehm crap what was it called… anyway a fetus is basicly braindead, according to the medical and science terms that means it’s not alive.

Philosofical you could argue endlessly on it ofcourse, the definition of life and all.

Anyway like i said, this debate is pointless in the end.

people should be free to choose to have the baby or not, they have the right to have that choice. like you have the right not to agree with that choice, heck i dont fully agree with people having an abortion aswell but since i actually know a few and how hard a choice it was for them to make i’m still with the pro-choice movement. I might not agree, but how selfish is it of me to then say: “hey i dont agree with what you chose to do so imma do everything in my power to make sure you know you are wrong and a monster and that i dont agree and make sure you cant make the choice” how much of an ass would that make me, i got plenty of friends that dont agree with me being the slut i am but they know i’m free to make that choice and as long as they respect that i will respect them and not rub my sluttyness in their face.

This is the worst pro-choice argument I’ve ever seen in my entire life.  I can almost hear her the person chewing gum with their mouth open while typing this paragraph.  I’ve seen a better written argument by twelve year olds.

Stay in school kids.

Question, if a fetus is technically not alive if there is no brain activity yet, why is there always such a hoopla when someone who’s been born has little to no brain activity?

in-small-town-usa:

Okay, simple, I’m not. 
Go ahead raise minimum wage, sounds great right to make more money? 
Wrong. You raise minimum wage and the price of everything will raise with it. It’s a little thing called inflation. Not to mention there will be less jobs so the employers could meet the new law. 
How about instead of complaining that your not making enough money you go out there work hard, go to school, and EARN a $14.50 an hour wage. 

Obama could careless about what happens to our country. It seems like more and more he’s just trying to turn it into the biggest shit hole he can before he’s out of office. That is, when he actually knows anything about what’s going on.



It’s hard for me to support someone’s “raise my pay” argument when they can’t get my order right at Whataburger. Learn a skill (be it at vocational school or college) and actually put forth that other half of your ass’s effort. Then you’ll be able to do better than flipping burgers. It’s not like you’re meant to stay there anyways.

in-small-town-usa:

Okay, simple, I’m not.
Go ahead raise minimum wage, sounds great right to make more money?
Wrong. You raise minimum wage and the price of everything will raise with it. It’s a little thing called inflation. Not to mention there will be less jobs so the employers could meet the new law.
How about instead of complaining that your not making enough money you go out there work hard, go to school, and EARN a $14.50 an hour wage.

Obama could careless about what happens to our country. It seems like more and more he’s just trying to turn it into the biggest shit hole he can before he’s out of office. That is, when he actually knows anything about what’s going on.

It’s hard for me to support someone’s “raise my pay” argument when they can’t get my order right at Whataburger. Learn a skill (be it at vocational school or college) and actually put forth that other half of your ass’s effort. Then you’ll be able to do better than flipping burgers. It’s not like you’re meant to stay there anyways.
littlekalashnikitty:

Full support for traditional immigration, zero support for illegal invasion.

littlekalashnikitty:

Full support for traditional immigration, zero support for illegal invasion.

I feel so alone over here. I feel like the only conservative/libertarian in my area my age who actually is interested in politics and pays attention.

I am going to see Glenn Beck’s We Will Not Conform on July 22nd and I can’t get anyone to go with me! :’( Is anyone on Tumblr going to see it at the AMC Gulf Pointe 30? Is anyone going to even see it at all?

americas-liberty:

redbloodedamerica:


Another blatant misunderstanding of what has happened.  The fact that Hobby Lobby was disputing the law that forced them to go against their religious beliefs to purchase a form of birth control they did not approve of is not cherry picking what laws they’d like to follow.  You are allowed to dispute laws.  
Hobby Lobby has also never dictated how everybody else lives their lives.  Their employees can still purchase any birth control they’d like outside the 16 other ones they get as part of their insurance package.  They have just chosen not to pay for 4 particular kinds.  This isn’t rocket science.
Whoever made this cartoon is your typical clueless idiot.

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances”
I don’t know what’s so hard to understand about that. When a law violates the Constitution, you better bet your ass people will oppose it.

americas-liberty:

redbloodedamerica:

Another blatant misunderstanding of what has happened.  The fact that Hobby Lobby was disputing the law that forced them to go against their religious beliefs to purchase a form of birth control they did not approve of is not cherry picking what laws they’d like to follow.  You are allowed to dispute laws.  

Hobby Lobby has also never dictated how everybody else lives their lives.  Their employees can still purchase any birth control they’d like outside the 16 other ones they get as part of their insurance package.  They have just chosen not to pay for 4 particular kinds.  This isn’t rocket science.

Whoever made this cartoon is your typical clueless idiot.

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances”

I don’t know what’s so hard to understand about that. When a law violates the Constitution, you better bet your ass people will oppose it.

"My religious belief teaches me to feel as safe in battle as in bed. God has fixed the time for my death. I do not concern myself about that, but to always be ready, no matter when it may overtake me."
Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson.  (via nogginvoice)

communismkills:

cryingaboutcollege:

communismkills:

P.S. The real world isn’t going to accommodate you and your “comfort.” When you get off Tumblr, there aren’t any trigger warnings. Wearing a nametag with your “gender identity” on it would be absolutely laughable. You’ll have to learn to be an adult and deal with people without being psychotic and wishing death on them.

this post is so unnecessary lmao why are 20k people so crusty

No, it’s pretty necessary, because of people like you.

I do not possess the ability to care about someone’s sexuality. I have sex with my husband. End of story. I don’t care about anyone else’s straight, gay, bi, tuvwxyz-ness.

Glenn and Mercury One are the only reason I think I could move up to Dallas, TX. I hate it up there, but working for him would be so worth it.

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poorrichardsnews:

IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776.
The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America,
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.

poorrichardsnews:

IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776.

The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America,

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.