THIS IS OUR ORIGINAL
1774 DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE.
This part is as true today as then.
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 and of nature's God
entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to
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. That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among
men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. That whenever any form of government becomes destructive
to these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new government, laying its foundation
on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness.
will dictate that governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience
hath shown that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the
forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object evinces
a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such government, and to
provide new guards for their future security. --Such has been the patient sufferance of these colonies; and such is now the
necessity which constrains them to alter their former systems of government.
Marie Devine: The balance of the original Declaration of Independence is at: http://www.lawlibraryonline.com/united.states/declaration.of.independence.htm
PAPERS WITHDRAWING FROM GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES
2009 DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE
(same words and intent as original in 1774)
COMPLAINT TO WITHDRAW
FROM GOVERNMENT OF UNITED STATES
GOALS AND PETITION TO WITHDRAW
FROM GOVERNMENT OF USA