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Independence Day: July 4, 1776-2008

Susan Notes:


This half-page ad in the New York Times is a great way to celebrate the 4th.


When in the course of human events the government becomes destructive of the ends for which it was established, it is the Right of the People to alter it and demand restoration of those Constitutional Principles that have so long assured their Liberty, Safety, and Happiness. Therefore, on the anniversary of our Independence, we offer this new declaration of our times.

The history of this president is one of arbitrary usurpations of power, the effect of which is to establish tyranny through false promise of greater security.

He has created a multitude of secret programs and sent swarms of petty officers to spy on Americans. . .

[lots more text here]

We, therefore, resolve to resist these usurpations by all lawful means at our disposal. We insist that the powers of our national government be shared by all branches of that government and not concentrated in one alone. And we call upon Congress, the courts, and the press to reassert their constitutional functions and restore the promise that is America.

To these ends, we mutually pledge our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.

SIGNERS

— ad
People's Campaign for the Constitution

http://www.constitutioncampaign.org


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