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Letter: New Declaration of Independence

The District of Columbia is not the royal grounds of a monarch such as Buckingham Palace or Windsor Castle. These two properties are owned by Queen Elizabeth II and the Windsor family.

All of the grounds, the buildings and the monuments in D.C. are owned by the American people, who have fully paid for them in coin and the blood of patriots. The federal government only manages our national properties (including the White House) as trustees with the exclusive consent and direction of the People.

Despite what the fawning MSM ignorantly swoon, the president is neither an emperor nor a monarch … yet. With parallels to our colonial history, the recent shut down “Intolerable Actions” ordered by Obama are intended to cause as much hardship, distress and problems as possible for thepPeople who just want to go about their daily business.

These enormous and recent petty constraints on our basic liberties include restraining us from simply walking the D.C. grounds to honor our fallen troops. These militant actions have the imperial stench of King George III and the British Parliament’s series of “Intolerable Acts” that ultimately compelled liberty loving Americans to declare themselves free and independent of these tyrants.

We came together as a people in 1776 and we must be prepared to do it again if the government does not pull back upon our constitutional rights, liberties and freedoms. We need a new Declaration of Independence: independence from the tyranny of the ruling political class, independence from the theft of our property and wealth by crony capitalists and union thugs who gorge themselves at the K Street troughs and independence from the blackmail and graft of spend thrift politicians from both organized political crime families who have this nation under their thumbs.

Our nation was the first and only nation in history that was foundered on these truths that our rights were given to us by God andnature, that among these rights are to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness (to private property), that government was exclusively established by the people to serve and protect all of our natural rights.

We were pushed too far by petty tyrants in the 18th century and we are soon approaching a Lexington and Concord moment in these times.

Let one of our American patriots, Tom Paine, speak to you from history and remind you of the American spirit when he declared,

“These are the times the try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country: but he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of men and women. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered: Yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.”

Craig Livingstone

Red Wing