Sunday, July 4, 2010

US Independence Day: The Declaration: Part 4

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.

Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address
Recited by Jeff Daniels


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.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
"I Have A Dream"
August 28, 1963


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.

Independence Day
Performed by Martina McBride


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 meantime
exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without,
and convulsions within.

God Bless the USA
Lee Greenwood

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