By Don Jans
In woke America today, the Declaration of Independence would be called unconstitutional. The left in the United States, that would be Democrats and RINO’s, would oppose the very essence of our founding document. The United States was founded on the principle of individualism, or the right of the people to run their own lives and make their own decisions as opposed to having a tyrannical or big government dictate to them. More importantly, the founders of the United States appealed to the Supreme Being or God’s blessing in their endeavor.
This is the concluding paragraph of the Declaration:
“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.”
It is the appeal to God that would now be ruled unconstitutional by the American left, many members of Congress, the Biden regime, and 5 to 7 members of the Supreme Court.
In perhaps the most often quoted statement of the Declaration, the founders once again endorsed the concept of “individualism” and the “Supremacy of God”.
“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.”
Our rights are given to us as individuals by God, and these rights can never be taken by nor surrendered to government. We are being told today, by the American left, many members of Congress, the Biden regime, and 5 to 7 members of the Supreme Court, that all rights are given by government to groups and not individuals. These rights can be given to certain groups, or taken from certain groups, as the government deems it to be in the best interest of government to do so.
The Declaration of Independence goes on to state that power flows from the people to government.
“That to secure these Rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just Powers from the Consent of the Governed.”
The American left, many members of Congress, the Biden regime and 5 to 7 members of the Supreme Court believe that power is inherent to government and that power flows from government to the people.
The Declaration of Independence goes on to list several things the big tyrannical government from whom they were declaring their independence did to warrant this declaration to be free from the tyranny of big government. Some of these specifics are:
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.
(The tyrant or king opposes laws passed by the states to insure free and fair elections.)
He has endeavored 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.
(The tyrant refused to protect the sovereignty of the state by refusing to enforce immigration laws or protecting borders.)
He has obstructed the Administration of Justice, by refusing his Assent to Laws for establishing Judiciary Powers.
(The tyrant calls for the defunding of police, a double standard in enforcing the law, and a general support of criminals’ freedom as opposed to citizens protection.)
He has erected a Multitude of new Offices, and sent hither Swarms of Officers to harass our People, and eat out their Substance.
(The tyrant has established agencies and departments that restrict the rights and freedoms of the people including but not limited to the EPA, IRS, Education, and Homeland Security.)
He has excited domestic Insurrections amongst us, and has endeavored 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.
(The tyrant is encouraging division and hatred amongst us and has enabled those who would wish to destroy our Republic, groups like BLM and ANTIFA, to attack our people and destroy our cities.)
The American left, many members of Congress, the Biden regime, and 5 to 7 Supreme Court members would rule against the Declaration of Independence because of its recognition of God and the importance of God’s blessings on our nation, and because the document is based on individualism, the rights of the individual, and not collectivism, the supremacy of government over the right of the individual to control their own life and their own thoughts.
Don Jans is a national acclaimed author and speaker. He is also a lifelong student of history, with a special emphasis on Russian history. His study of Russian history led to 1917 which led to the study of the teachings of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. Don has written five books on the topic of Collectivism (Marxism, Communism, Socialism, Fascism, and Progressivism).
Don has been a guest on numerous nationally and regionally broadcast radio programs. He is a weekly guest on a nationally broadcast radio program where he discusses collectivism and how it is impacting the United States, relating current happenings to the collectivist agenda.
Don has spoken to numerous groups across the nation on the topic of who and what is the United States and who and what is collectivism. The collectivist movement has called for a transformation of the United States. What is critical for all to understand is what is the transformation; what are we now and into what will we be transformed.
Don’s speaking approach is the same as his writing approach, and that is to be direct and straight forward with no regard for the current mandated approach of political correctness.
Samuel Adams said, “It does not take a majority to prevail… but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men.” If we are to remain free, we must be about setting brushfires of freedom.