About ten feet away from me, Dwayne the Rock Johnson is talking about sacred honor. There’s an HBO documentary that’s just celebrities reading the Declaration, the Bill of Rights and the Constitution.
Now, we see a lot about fascism, #resist, and other stupid hashtags, but the inner anarchist in me wonders: What redresses does the angry left have that are also voiced by the founding fathers against England? Now, hold tight, but they do have a few equal complaints with the founding fathers. So this is just a line by line comparison of modern complaining to that which our noble and possibly drunk founding fathers found wrong with England.
Literally the Declaration of Independence
“Dissolve Political Bands” It really sounds, from the news, that the left wing feels wildly separate from the Right. If you were to ask roughly 99% of the left, they would say President Trump does not have a decent respect of their opinions and they should be impelled to separate. Now, they’d like to kick him out and keep America, but, well, that’s not gonna happen.
Here’s a screenshot from a self described independent from my facebook feed:
Note the similarities between what I’m going to call “commie talk” and the words of the fathers, “That whenever any action of Government becomes destructive” the “Right of the People” is to alter or abolish it. Yes, the unemployment rate is 2.8%, low enough that as a young gentleman with a Harvard T-Shirt at the gym yesterday remarked, “Anybody unemployed is suspicious.” And yes, Maxine Waters is very upset.
But the founding fathers stated that rebellion should not be for “light and transient causes. ”
We can all agree that Donald Trump being President, having lasted only two years, is transient. And that since he was not called racist before he ran for president, his personal racial dialogue is not an issue. The national dialogue can’t be either since we just had 8 years of Obama and nobody said anything about it until the election year. Plus as the #Walkaway movement has shown, simply no party has a monopoly on ethnic ideology. Which is good, because the only American ethnic ideology group I know was a bunch of dudes in pointy hats. But, in a purely satirical sense, it’s not really fair to criticize the current state of American Racial Relations to the Declaration of Independence when you consider the writers of the document in question owned slaves.
Besides, as James Cone wrote in “The Cross and the Lynching Tree” we have such a long way to go even in the Church on that point that the whole nation is still a work in progress.
21st Century Legislation vs 1770 England.
The Sad thing is that these communists would probably agree that Donald being elected would count as a usurpation and a repeated injury to the American People.
Please forgive the editorial modification. So to see if Donnie Don has overstepped any of the complaints above, (refusal to Assent to Laws, forbidding Governors to pass laws, and refusal to pass laws for large districts) I just went and read this article on the Executive Orders passed by Trump in the first 45 days.
Words from the Declaration
“Has he refused to Assent to Laws”.. By the way, assent here means, “approve,” so this is about if he’s allowing the passage of laws.
The only times he’s barred law passage was that time Washington State opposed the immigration ban, which became Trump vs Hawaii but that was deemed totally lawful by the supreme court,(interestingly, the SC ruled citing among others a case called Kerry v Din 2015, where an American woman married a member of the Taliban and then applied to bring him here, only to sue when denied since she felt she was owed the right to be united with her family here.)
But Progressives really could say there is a valid comparison between Modern American Trumpian Politics and King Georges refusal to listen to American Congress in Trump’s reversing almost every piece of Obama Legislation. Honestly, what is the difference between blocking legislation, and completely reversing laws as soon as they get passed?
Now a quick list of yes or no and a brief why?
He has refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, Nope. Not unless you count non-citizens or people who can’t prove they live in their district.
He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their Public Records. No meetings on the Tarmac at an Airport in Secret. Given the tarring and feathering Press Secretaries get, every where is uncomfortable.
He has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly. No. Not unless you count firing people in appointed positions which he has every legal right to.
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. Keeping out terrorists, gangsters, and illegal immigrants totally makes him guilty here. Strike 1.
He has obstructed the Administration of Justice by refusing his Assent to Laws for establishing Judiciary Powers. This is where commies mention Russian Interference, and to that I say:
He has made Judges dependent on his Will alone for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries. Obama appointees still get paid so this is a No.
He has erected a multitude of New Offices.. He has hired 10k new Immigration Officers, 5k border patrol officers, and created a Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis ..to harass our people and eat out their substance. Chris Christie is the head of this commission, and though he is fat, he’s not going to eat all the food in America.
The next few lines deal with the military, and because of my involvement with the military it’s not possible to give an unbiased opinion.
For depriving us of Trial by Jury.Transporting us beyond the seas for Trial(but Russia!)
Oh, here’s a good one, for taking away our Charters and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments:
He has plundered our seas, ravaged our coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people.
He is at this time transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to complete the works of death, desolation, and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & Perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized nation.
He has constrained our fellow Citizens taken Captive on the high Seas to bear Arms against their Country, to become the executioners of their friends and Brethren, or to fall themselves by their Hands.
He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us…
In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the
most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince, whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people. Well, uh, Here is Donald J Trump on Twitter. God I love it.
Nor have We been wanting in attentions to our British brethren. We have warned them from time to time of attempts by their legislature to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us.
I suppose, we could say this is similar to lefties saying all Trump supporters should be cleansed from the Land, take our guns, Demand his removal. Even though it is Maxine Water’s Right to Free Speech, does her fiery outrage sound like the founding words, “We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity”?
The last point to concede to the Liberal Progressive left is thus;
They too have been deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity.
So in closing, rather than tell you what to think: