When in the course of human events…

…it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bonds 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 entitle them, a decent respect for 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 and Women were created equal, that they are naturally endowed with certain unalienable rights, rights which have been deliberately and repeatedly ignored, eroded, even destroyed. To re-secure these rights that our forefathers toiled so hard to create and support, we again state that governments are created for the people and solely by the consent of the people so governed. Whenever, such as now, a form of government has become destructive to these ends, it is OUR RIGHT as citizens, to alter and/or abolish it, and to institute a new government, laying its foundation on the original ideals and ideas from whence this country was first imagined, then created through sweat, education, imagination, experience, tears, and toil. Likewise, it becomes our duty as citizens to strive to improve upon that foundation, eradicating the biases based on differences of sex, culture, religion, skin color, nationality, and other individual and groups traits that make individuals who and what they are.

As our forefathers warned 231 years ago, Prudence continues to dictate that a government long established should not be changed for light or transient reasons. However, the transgressions of the current administration against his own people and that against people of other countries are so serious and numerous in nature, that it becomes imprudent not to act immediately. We approach a form of absolute despotism of the kind suffered by our forefathers when they began their own revolution for reasons not dissimilar to ours.

To prove our case, the facts below are without question:

  • HE has refused his assent to law, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.
  • HE has obstructed the administration of justice, by politicizing the method and manner in which justice is sought across the states and in the federal courts.
  • HE has made US Attorneys dependent on his will alone for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.
  • HE has spied on citizens domestically and abroad without warrants or justification.
  • HE has repeatedly lied and misled his people into unnecessary, unjustified, and deadly wars, invasions and eventual occupations, causing untold death and destruction for all concerned.
  • HE has attacked the very protections of the Constitution, the one document that he took an oath to uphold; and by passage of his Patriot Act, and his countless signing statements, he has destroyed the very protections to which each of us were and are entitled.
  • HE has erected a new office, misnamed the Department of Homeland Security, which does nothing to increase security, but instead impedes commerce, trade, communication, travel, and privacy to a degree never imagined by our forefathers.
  • HE has deprived us the benefits of a trial by jury.
  • HE has held, without charges, many individuals who have no benefit of counsel, courts, or juries.
  • HE has cut off communication and trade with countries who have offered to aid us in a time of need, after the attacks of September 11, 2001.
  • HE has arrested, harassed and threatened groups of civilians who gather to protest the excesses of government.
  • HE has precluded and interfered with free speech of individuals and their right to meet safely.
  • HE has created a mercenary army, uncontrolled by the democratic process, to fight in actions both domestic and foreign.
  • HE has ignored long-standing treaties and pacts among other nations, particularly with respect to torture and basic human rights.
  • HE has ignored the wisdom, experience and knowledge of scientists, replacing them with self-serving political and religious persons, intent on destroying the very knowledge base that serves mankind.
  • HE has caused the kidnapping and extra-ordinary rendition, followed by their transportation of individuals beyond seas to be held without counsel, trial or juries.
  • HE has permitted the plundering of our cities, the ravaging of our coasts, and the damage of homes and businesses without properly addressing the damage to individual lives, dignity and health.
  • HE has imposed secrecy on most actions of goverment, in the name of national security, while precluding citizens from learning of repeated acts of wrongdoing, fraud, and crime.
  • HE has permitted political donors and supporters to make vast sums of profit from government funds, without requiring accountability, performance or successful endeavors in return.
  • HE has used religion and faith based initiatives as an attack on the very structure of government, rewarding only certain beliefs, and punishing all others.
  • HE has destroyed foreign ties with allies and friends, creating distrust and fear, instead of cooperation and friendship.
  • HE has permitted the destruction of our ecology, causing suffering and worse among us and guaranteeing that our children and our children's children will be forced to pay a dear price.

Our pleas and requests are ignored, our attempts to gain redress are attacked as unpatriotic, our cries are treated as an act of support of terror. A president whose character is marked by these and many other acts which define a tyrant, is unfit to be a ruler of a free people.

  • WE, therefore, citizens of these United States, and citizens of the world, finding our appeals to our elected representatives to be ignored, do in our name, and in the name of all other true patriots and citizens of this country, solemnly declare that George Walker Bush is unfit to be president; that his vice president is likewise unfit for office, and that both of them are most likely guilty of a multitude of war crimes, crimes against the Constitution, and crimes against humanity. We hereby declare that their offices are now declared vacant and that they shall be delivered to the proper international court for imprisonment while the full nature and extent of their crimes are investigated and determined, thereafter which they will be tried for said crimes. We hereby commit to one another our best efforts to fulfill our forefathers' original intent, while removing the horrors of slavery, sex, race, religious and other forms of discrimination while we work together to repair the horrendous damage inflicted on our Country, its People and its Constitution.

31 Responses to "When in the course of human events…"

  1. www.nazilieskill.us  May 31, 2007 at 10:34 am

    As long as the rich get their wealth by using their money to gouge and chisel the rest of us, we will never be safe. The Constitution must be scrapped and then rewritten to maintain an economic balance. We must never again let a few rich criminals own 90% or our wealth. It is like letting a sleaze like Donald Trump or Rupert Murdoch fish out a whole lake.

    John Hanks, Laramie, Wyoming

  2. inskeep  May 31, 2007 at 10:35 am

    As free people, we must remove Bush-Cheney and rest of the Busheviks, and restore legitimate government.

    Don’t be disillusioned. It is coming sooner than you think. Check your script.

    Jonathan Inskeep
    Crofton, MD USA

  3. Donnat  May 31, 2007 at 10:48 am

    As long as I could get the heck out of the South. These people are nuts down here, it’s like the Twilight Zone.

  4. Rob Kezelis  May 31, 2007 at 10:50 am

    http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/490392320

  5. Sandra Price  May 31, 2007 at 2:16 pm

    I took it out to a number of other sites. Thank you Rob

  6. Sandra Price  May 31, 2007 at 2:28 pm

    MSNBC’s two best shows.

  7. Dayahka  May 31, 2007 at 6:46 pm

    Where on earth did you come up with this grandiose and one-sided diatribe? King George is the right-hand of God, the high and the mighty, beyond reproach in his fair and truthful handling of governmental affairs. He has been fair and has acted beyond reproach toward his colonies around the world, and has tried to protect them from their enemies by establishing hundreds of military bases around the world.

    The writer of this article should be arrested and shot for treason. Everything he says is just backstabbing political propaganda from the far-left fringe elements.

    Shame on CHB for publishing such nonsense.

  8. Carl Nemo  May 31, 2007 at 9:10 pm

    To simply say your editorial is superb etc. would cheapen it’s import Rob Kazelis because it’s content has such incredibly, appropo gravitas; but our elected reps in the House of Representatives; i.e., those that are closest to the people via their Congressional districts have abandoned “we the people” and our collective demands upon them. They control the purse strings for this ongoing debacle and they also have the power and ability to “impeach” these Executive Branch mattoids, but they are dragging their feet concerning that too. They think they’ve got us all by the “short hairs” and are laughing their asses off because “we the people” play by the rules of the election and recall process, but they don’t play by the rules of honest, good governance; i.e., to follow the mandate of the people that sent them to D.C. So we have a “crooked casino” scenario where we think we have a chance to win, but the cards are marked and the roulette wheel is unbalanced. They consider us all to be nothing but “A ship of fools”…!

    We have a very serious problem on our hands because the very process of government as defined by the Constitution is irreparably broken due to corruptive influences. I think folks need to start marching on their Congressmen’s and State Senators offices with relentless demands and petition for them to do their duty. Their offices need to have the stigma of an “abortion clinic”! I’m not joking either, we need to make these elected “disappontments” lives absolutely miserable until they get the boot their next election cycle. Even if they aren’t up in 2008, let’s turn their lives into hell-on-earth, shining a mighty spotlight on their collective malfeasance and criminality.

    I also would recommend a national retail sales boycott in order to wear down the businessman’s bottom line so they sweat. Their god is money and when they begin to feel the pinch they too will get these reps in a “headlock”.

    Those are my ideas concerning tactics. I think your brilliant editorial should be converted to .pdf format and made available as a link for download via CHB. I know I’m going to do so then will send a copy to my two Senators and my Congressional district rep. with my “John Hancock” as signator. I advise the same to anyone and everyone along with your personal, short but succinct cover letter demanding summary impeachment of Bush/Cheny. Dare to be great and fire your thoughtshot across the bow of dreadnaught “Tyranny” that’s steaming our way…!

    Carl Nemo **==

    p.s. I’m providing the duty links so folks can locate their elected reps phone numbers, email addressess etc.

    http://www.conservativeusa.org/megalink.htm
    http://www.congress.org/congressorg/home/

  9. Carl Nemo  June 1, 2007 at 1:14 am

    “The writer of this article should be arrested and shot for treason”
    Whoa, strong words from Dayahka, so I decided to do some research on you and I found two posts you’ve made to CHB that could be construed as being of a proactive rabble-rousing anti-Bushista nature. You’re either with us or against us. We shall either hang together or we will assuredly hang separately…quoting Franklin. I also noticed you post on a host of sites including Russian language sites too…?! It seems you have a lot to say about everything and anything as myself, but I don’t go around calling for editorialists to be “arrested and shot for treason”.

    I’ll post the links to your CHB posts so people can see your duplicit side in the light of day.

    http://www.capitolhillblue.com/cont/node/2528
    http://www.capitolhillblue.com/cont/node/2515

    Carl Nemo **==

  10. Bill Robinson  June 1, 2007 at 2:49 am

    I’ve been thinking a lot about Rob’s article. I really liked it and see that everyone here also liked it a lot. It is well written for sure, but I don’t think that’s what aroused my fellow readers so.
    I think that everyone liked it because we are all lovers of our country, and the Declaration of Independence is as much a symbol of our nation as is our flag and our constitution. We love the United States of America with all it’s faults and all the nuances of the character of our nation. This IS OUR country, and the Declaration of Independence is as alive today in our minds as it was in 1775 and 1776 and 1777 to the citizens of these United States.
    I hold this truth to be self-evident, and am very, very proud to be an American and to share our country with others who care about it. Apathy is non-existent here in CHB Land. We are all patriotic and fervent citizens who want things to be right. Let us strive to make it happen. If we work together there is nothing to stop us. The Patriots who declared independence were few, WE THE PEOPLE are many. If it takes us marching in the streets, so we shall. Peacefully. Ghandi accomplished miracles without malice or violence, we can do the same.
    Bless America, the land of the free.

  11. SEAL  June 1, 2007 at 4:20 am

    Robert has stirred the emotions and voiced the dream. He has presented the factual truth and issued a call to action. His is not the first, but certainly one of the best. Bravo! It deserves to be placed upon the top of all the others that are being ignored so that it can be grabbed and carried to the Capitol on the day when the self absorbed wake up to find they have no means to absorb or pay those few who actually own everything for what the have been using.

    It will happen on the day that americans find they are 60-90 days from being homeless and on foot. Until then they will cling to their blind faith that it simply could not happen in this country. That is when they will panic!

    The proposal for a small group of dedicated leaders to begin an effective campaign to educate, organize, stir the emotions of the masses to act now is to invite the best we have to forfit their freedom and/or lives because that will surely happen and quick.

    That is the reality.

    As a lifelong warrior experienced in determing how to obtain the objective it is obvious to me that the only means available to us that would stop the gansters running this rape of america and its people soon enough to save what it left is to somehow force upon congress no alternative but to Impeach the whole Bush administration. We must develop the right plan to attack congress instead of wasting effort on those who simply won’t believe as long as they can make the monthly payments and have their toys to play with.

    There is less risk to any group that channels their attack upon the polititions that can make it happen than to attempt to stir the rabble because the mob does not fear them. But you would be amazed at what a small,properly equipted, and smart group can accomplish with the right plan of attack. The religious right has just proven that the past few years. And I know we’re a hell of a lot smarter than they are.

    That is my assessment for what ever it is worth.

  12. www.nazilieskill.us  June 1, 2007 at 8:56 am

    We should get rid of the rich and we should get rid of the presidency. Otherwise the same dumb institutions will create the same dumb outcome.

    John Hanks, Laramie, Wyoming

  13. Dayahka  June 1, 2007 at 7:31 pm

    Hi, Carl. You should look up the words satire or sarcasm. I’m sorry you misconstrued what I wrote as really an attack on the writer–I was writing what a Bushite would write, I thought, and I thought everyone would see it that way. Sorry, no more satire.

  14. Dayahka  June 1, 2007 at 7:32 pm

    One more thing, the real writer of the article was Jefferson (obviously) and advocating that he be shot is clearly something a Bushite would want.

  15. Carl Nemo  June 1, 2007 at 10:42 pm

    Hi Dayahka…

    My apologies for missing the point that it was satire. I guess we are all so burnt out by Bushista bullshit that it’s hard to find humor in anything nowadays. I think I need a rest from the web. Again, my apologies to you…! :)

    Nemo

  16. smokejensen  June 2, 2007 at 11:53 am

    There is no way on this planet to mobilize the ignorant masses to vote in the only man who has the cajones to change the direction of this country. As long as these compromised contortionists on both sides of the isle can extract the funds from us at the point of a gun they will not change their ways. The only way to show our servants who truly has the power of the purse is to refuse to pay the annual extortion fees for the “services” of our protection (if you think they are concerned for our safety I have a bridge to sell you). This is the only way we can shrink our bloated out of control government. The only way. But alas, I fear too many folks would quiver at the thought of placing themselves at jeopardy for the sake of freedom or are helplessly addicted to government handouts and won’t rock the boat.
    Smoke
    The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it always to be kept alive.
    Thomas Jefferson

  17. Ardie  June 2, 2007 at 6:56 pm

    One thing was clear with the Framers and that is all soverign power lies with “We the people”. What we have given to these SOBs, as delegated powers, we can take back.

  18. Ardie  June 2, 2007 at 7:15 pm

    You are so right. It is not numbers but the strength, will and resolve of those numbers to take their oaths to bring down this tyranny.

    Sic semper tyrannis
  19. pollchecker  May 31, 2007 at 8:22 am

    BRAVO! Beautifully written! Kudos to you.

    It’s a beautiful dream that will never happen. The best we can work for in the remaining time left, is to exhort Congress to work together to make these traitors totally irrellevant to the conversation! If 2/3 rds of Congress would realize their jobs are seriously in jeopardy in 2008 and come together for the sake of America (instead of politics), we could take these bozo’s out of the game completely and save our country as well as our troops.

  20. Bill Robinson  May 31, 2007 at 8:27 am

    Great article. I could not have said it better myself, so will copy and post it to my blog and send to my friends, giving full credit to it’s sources.

    Thank you for saying what seems to be on the minds of over 90% of the people who read CHB, and saying it so well, but what do we do NOW?

    We need a leader of great charisma, unparalled honesty, unquestioned morals, and brilliant mind. I see noone in any political race that fits this profile, but in a land of 300,000,000 people there must be one person who can and will step forward and unite the people to force these comments into reality.

    I would put forth the name of Richard Daley, Mayor of Chicago. He can and would get the job done if we entrust him with our future. The superb job he has done to make the City of Chicago a magnificent jewel on the shores of Lake Michigan stands as evidence of his abilities in all regards.

    I only suggest Mayor Daley. There must be others out there. Let them step forward now–they are sorely needed.

    Bill

  21. bryan mcclellan  May 31, 2007 at 9:16 am

    The Constitution needs to be amened to give We the people the right to recall leaders who through their performance have shown to be willfully ignoring the wishes of said peoples. I know it was debated by the framers and deemed to be a dangerous tool in the hands of the populous, but even they could not have anticipated the depths to which this gang of thugs has taken us.Great commentary Robert….

  22. Bill Robinson  June 1, 2007 at 8:05 am

    I agree Bryan. It is one thing missing and now sorely needed.

  23. LurkingFromTheLeft  May 31, 2007 at 9:22 am

    …for one and all -

    …damn good stuff -

    …THANKS much! -

    LFTL

  24. Michael  May 31, 2007 at 9:28 am

    As the late and sorely missed Molly Ivins once suggested, Bill Moyers would be a great choice as a President to give us the moral and intellectual leadership this country is so lacking today.

  25. Steve Horn  May 31, 2007 at 9:58 am

    Great article – now – go convince the uninvolved, the apolitical, the apathetic that it is in their best interest and the best interest of the nation, to take action.

    Try to do so without alerting them to the fact that it’s their apathy, their lack of interest, that’s the root cause of our national decline and disgrace, lest they be offended and jump to support the current band of pranksters and punks holding office in our nation.

    So long as they can rob their childrens college funds to pump gas into their SUV’s and run up their debt levels buying cheap sh*t at sprawlmart you’ll have a hell of a time bringing them around to a very well considered, realistic and logical point of view.

    After all – time spent learning about politics and what’s really going on in this nation takes away valuable video game playing and intenet porn watching time ….

    Peace

    Steve

  26. Joe Lawrence  May 31, 2007 at 11:23 am

    Add to the crowd, of which Steve speaks, that mysteriously obtuse 25 to 30 percent of EVERY poll who continue to provide the barest level of legitimacy for this criminal administration.

    Okay, the top, say, 5 percent are the wealthy who cannot – or will not – see beyond their cash flow, but that still leaves 20 to 25 percent behind whose skirts the Bushies hide.

    Oh, and add back the corporate whores who own our media.

    Joe Lawrence

  27. bryan mcclellan  May 31, 2007 at 10:12 am

    I’m with you Steve……..

  28. Wayne K Dolik  May 31, 2007 at 10:15 am

    “A Prince whose character thus marked by every action that may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people”.

    One of may favorite quotes from the Declaration of Independence.

    The above quote refers to the other King George. This great piece of wisdom applies to another guy named George.

  29. LurkingFromTheLeft  May 31, 2007 at 10:30 am

    …he IS THE KING GEORGE 43-

    …notice, I didn’t use the words ‘he thinks’ -

    …I didn’t want to lose credibility -

    LFTL

  30. Will Write  May 31, 2007 at 10:24 am

    This should be formatted as an online petition and submitted in hard copy by a multi-million person March on Congress in Washington, D.C. that might even raise the attention of that somnolent, seemingly deaf and dumb body. These elected representatives have proven to be otherwise impervious to the mandate of their constituents – We the People. History will not be kind to George Walker Bush, and the legacy of evil, waste, misery and destruction that he leaves in his wake, whether by his own intent, that of his handlers or their collective incompetence. We, however, have it within our power to influence the way History will judge the American People. To date, historians could only debate how a Nation of Free People founded in the revolutionary pursuit of Liberty tolerated such abuse of power at the cost of their Freedom and such a toll in death and suffering around the world. We the American People can shake off the Bush legacy of shame.

  31. Steve Horn  May 31, 2007 at 11:25 am

    We HAVE a peition – we have minor petitions every year – fairly major ones on two, four and six year intervals – they’re called elections.

    Perhaps if more Americans would participate in those signature drives this nation of ours would be in better shape.

    Peace

    Steve

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