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Victims of FBI Subversion Now Embrace America’s Secret Police

Kurt Nimmo
March 29th, 2019
Another Day in the Empire
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This article was originally published by Kurt Nimmo at Another Day in the Empire

It shouldn’t come as a surprise the FBI and the DOJ obstructed justice last year when then acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe told the House Intelligence Committee to pound sand after Republicans demanded he hand over work-related texts.

The obstruction of justice, however, is a trivial matter for the FBI. It has engaged in criminal activity for decades. 

It seemed like I’d entered a new dimension deep within Bizarro world labyrinth when Democrats suddenly became defenders of the agency. Liberals and leftists, especially those in the civil rights movement and actively opposed to the Vietnam War, were targeted by the FBI and its Operation COINTELPRO in the 1960s and 70s. Many of those targeted activists ended up in government and the ivory towers of academia. 

Likewise the Grand Inquisitor, Robert Muller. He was FBI boss during the Bush and Obama administrations. He is a consummate insider. His mission as special prosecutor is to protect the establishment, the so-called Deep State. 

I can only conclude Democrats are either 1) suffering from a special kind of amnesia, or 2) they’re so ethically and morally bankrupt they will buddy up with an agency that seriously violated their rights in order accomplish the current objective: the impeachment and total destruction of Donald Trump. 

After J. Edgar Hoover died, the FBI remained the state’s secret police and kept busy sabotaging political opposition to the financial elite and its octopi tentacles, what we now call the Deep State, consisting of multitudinous “intelligence” (subversion and assassination) agencies, the national security state (NSC, Pentagon, and CIA), the ever-growing surveillance apparatus (NSA and appendages), and a hungry herd of “public-private” (in other words, fascist) business interests and contractors bidding to get a permanent spot at the federal feeding trough. 

From the Palmer raids prior to the establishment of the FBI (at the time the Bureau of Investigation in the Justice Department) to the Occupy Wall Street movement and beyond, the FBI has worked diligently to undermine antiwar, civil rights (the assassination of Martin Luther King), ethnic nationalist movements (Black Panthers, the American Indian Movement, Puerto Rican separatists, and others), and individuals associated with those political groups. 

In the case of the Black Panthers, the preferred method of disruption was assassination (Fred Hampton and Mark Clark), while the antiwar movement and other leftist movements were discredited, members of those groups arrested (usually for drug possession), audited by the IRS, fired and denied employment, and harassed in multiple ways. Many of the victims are organizers of the current leftist agenda, while others have taken over the curriculum of major universities. 

Many of these individuals are not opposed to such tactics, so long as the victims are their ideological enemies. Most don’t realize they are being played. 

“Just as too many on the left sleep-walked through the past two years waiting for Mueller—a former head of the FBI, the US secret police, for chrissakes!—to save them from Trump, they have been manipulated by liberal elites into the political cul-de-sac of identity politics,” writes author and blogger Jonathan Cook. 

Just as Mueller put the left on standby, into waiting-for-the-Messiah mode, so simple-minded, pussy-hat-wearing identity politics has been cultivated in the supposedly liberal bastions of the corporate media and Ivy League universities—the same universities that have turned out generations of Muellers and Clintons—to deplete the left’s political energies. While we argue over who is most entitled and most victimised, the establishment has carried on raping and pillaging Third World countries, destroying the planet and siphoning off the wealth produced by the rest of us.

These liberal elites long ago worked out that if we could be made to squabble among ourselves about who was most entitled to scraps from the table, they could keep gorging on the main course.

From the very start of this fiasco, I realized it was a turf war within the establishment. The political elite are not about sharing and certainly have nothing to do with democracy (except as a deceptive advertising slogan). Trump is an outlier. He didn’t come up through the ranks. He is not acceptable to the establishment, including the Republicans who reluctantly accept him as the leader of their faction of the corporatist political party. For establishment Democrats, he is a spoiler, a man who stole the election from Hillary Clinton, the chosen successor to Barrack Obama. 

Like chickens sans heads, average Democrats by and large are running around wild-eyed, frantically warning Trump is the new Hitler, a racist, a white nationalist, and he must be deposed at all cost. As usual, these Democrats are clueless to the real state of affairs—diversionary politics designed to keep folks immersed in largely meaningless political issues while behind the scenes the bankers and corporatists continue to call the shots and fleece the people, whom they have nothing but contempt for, and in the process save a corrupt system already sagging and teetering. 

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  1. jakartaman says:

    Don’t you love James Woods!

    If the Obama’s FBI and DOJ leadership does not go to jail America is finished
    We will be a county without borders and without laws that can only lead to chaos!

    • Montana Guy says:

      jakartaman, what we see today is testimony to a fallen people. The country that you think you live in simply no longer exists. The good news is that HUGE land masses of predominantly GOOD PEOPLE still exist.

      You and I won’t see justice unless the vacuum is filled with new republic(s) and new borders. Simply stated,we need a divorce.

      • Menzoberranzan says:

        In this divorce, our spouse will be hiring hitmen to attempt to kill us.

      • Kevin2 says:

        “The country that you think you live in simply no longer exists.”

        Having read about what is now called, ‘The Deep State” which had previously been referred to domestically as “The Shadow Government, “The Establishment” and globally as the “NWO”, “TPTB” and “Banksters” I believe that the hijacking of the USA occurred a long time ago, likely for the better part of the 20th century. Certainly no one who has looked at the JFK assassination can believe that it was anything other than a coup. At a very minimum that incident, over 55 years ago was an indication that the government we vote for isn’t the government we get. We’re seeing it now because the ready available access to information via the Internet and their abandonment of hiding in the shadows, hence the term, “The Deep State” in mainstream use. They are either pressed for time to achieve their goals or they see their power as omnipotent and have little concern of discovery; or both.

      • jakartaman says:

        Montana, yes we sure do need a divorce.
        Most are calling that CW2
        I hope it does not come to that but if I were a betting man i would say it looks inevitable
        American loving patriots Vs American hating socialist/globalist.
        My money is on the American loving folks – we have the most guns and ammo

    • The Deplorable Renegade says:

      All law enforcement, even feds, are totally illegitimate along with the courts. Judges, prosecutors, and cops always think they can lecture us about something but we’re expected to ignore all of the criminal activity and corruption they’re involved in. They always consider themselves above the law. Their time of retribution is coming. We the people don’t have any obligations to them.

    • TharSheBlows says:

      Our Country is already in Chaos and Lawlessness down to the County levels. Cover-ups of Fraud and Crimes of Theft, Trespassing and they get easy legal Attorney’s advice and legal attack dog representation, FREE courtesy of the Tax Payers to fight the citizens.

      And you and I Joe Public have to go hire our own expensive Lawyers to fight their Treason. This Government is at war with the people who are only looked at as a Revenue Stream. America is NOT a dictatorship, and time to fight back against it.

      If you want to hold your Government accountable, start requesting Public documents into their business under a Public Records Request. If they fail to produce the documents they just committed a misdemeanor. You have every right to look into every transaction they make. Including internal emails and phone call records.

      #1 Rule – Know the Rules!!!
      #2 Rule – Make those who have rules,(aka:Government) abide by their own book of rules. Hold them accountable. Go file a few FOIA Requests, get up at a city or County Board meeting and get your frustration on the records of their treason, or fraud or illegal activities. Send them Certified Letters with green card return for proof of being served Notice.

      Do your Civic Duty and hold your Government Accountable. Organize and form non-profit groups, or start your own neighborhood Association where groups in numbers have more clout and power for change, than a single unorganized complainer. And you will get more public air time and recognition. You see todays schools do not teach Our Children Civics and how to hold Government Accountable. They teach these kids to get in line for their vaccinations and how to apply for free government cheese.

      To make change you need to be proactive.

      You also have a right to do a FOIA- Freedom Of Information Act Request to the FBI and get a full copy of any and all files and records on you. Don’t be afraid of this Government. They work for you and I, and don’t let them forget that.

      • TharSheBlows says:

        My County here in FL, when I challenge them about their fraud they always want to ignore my complaint and say “you can take legal action” which means Court, where they have the Courts rigged. And I have to hire my own Costly Atty.

        So what I do instead, is hold them accountable to their own set of books, meaning if you suspect Fraud or Felony Theft by your local County. Go call up your State’s “AUDITOR IN GENERAL” who when told this is a fraud case, they have a responsibility to go and call Law enforcement and investigate it. Including calling the FBI to look into this public corruption and fraud. That’s what the FBI does, including computer forensics which they can detect document manipulations and irregularities. Employees at the Country Level are not too bright and make lots of mistakes.

        • Genius says:

          I like yer style! 😉

        • Kevin2 says:

          TharSheBlows

          Expecting the locals to police themselves is illogical. Similarly in Philadelphia Pa their Police Narcotics Squad has been notorious for corruption up to and including being drug dealers themselves. Every two decades or so they’re caught not by “Internal Affairs” but the FBI. These so called “Police Officers” had homes in Stone Harbor NJ, a very expensive place, drove new corvettes and “no one sees nothing”

          On a different note things has got this bad to result in this just after WWII right here in the USA.

          h ttps://patriotpost.us/alexander/13407-the-battle-of-athens-tennessee

    • “2) they’re so ethically and morally bankrupt they will buddy up with an agency that seriously violated their rights in order accomplish the current objective: the impeachment and total destruction of Donald Trump. ”

      well duh.

  2. I have zero faith in the justice system. I have zero respect for the justice system. We need to rehab Alcatraz for these new dangerous criminals. Or @ least until President Trump fully drains the swamp. Blows the Trump victory right off the news. Yet another aspect of the civil war among pinko libs. My opinion. Catch up with me on youtube.

    • Yu-No-Hu says:

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      Furthermore, thereafter establish a permanent Navy/Coast Guard Pickett around the island…forever.

      Roaches go in…and they don’t come OUT.
      NUFF said.

      JOG

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      • laeagle says:

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      • I vote for putting them all on Bikini Island.

      • redrooster says:

        The USA is now ruled by Israel, they now have 89 dual Israeli Nationals in the US Congress? This is illegal under the US Constitution to have a foreigner in government! Yet Trump’s regime has nothing but dual Israeli Nationals in every level of government, CIA, FBI, NSA,etc…etc… right up to the Whitehouse with Jarad Kushner, Netanyahu’s Nephew acting as Trump’s right-hand man FFS! Put a wall around Israel and fill it up with Zionists and keep them there so they cant keep making trouble for everyone with their lies, their thieving and especially their wars that they get the USA to fight for them.

  3. “We will be a country without borders.” Will be? Did he say, will be? We take in over 30 million migrants every ten years. Then they have kids. In the last thirty years we took in 90 million poor people. Can you folks imagine the tax savings we would have had if that wasn’t perpetrated on us? The lower crime rates? The demographic integrity of our country?

  4. Seminole Wind says:

    On Mark Levin’s radio show last night he read an old article attacking Senator Barry Goldwater, the Father of the Conservative Movement from the 1960. The point was the article used the same name calling crap towards Goldwater that they now throw at Trump. The Democraps tactics never change.

    I posted this before and will now again. I have had a wonderful life as an average American. I will defend The Constitution of The United States and my Commander and Chief (President Trump), even unto my death, SO HELP ME GOD!

    • aljamo says:

      Hillary Clinton worked on the Goldwater campaign proving democrat vs republican a hoax.

      • Seminole Wind says:

        2Aljamo
        B.S., The Nurse wants you to go take your medication. Better do it or there is no Jell-o for supper

        • Seminole Wind says:

          Hillary was in grammar school in 1964, what does that prove?

          • Kevin2 says:

            Hillary Clinton was 17 in 1964.

            Regardless the political division is Globalist verses Nationalist. The Globalists have all of the democrats and the majority of the republicans. On foreign affairs, specifically war, in violation of Article I, Section 8, Clause 11: they follow the Establishment / TPTB. These “wars” are at the time labeled as anything but, “Police Action” (Without Police), Conflict (an argument is a conflict, an air attack a war). Post a decade or two the Police Action called Korea becomes the Korean War, The Vietnam Conflict becomes the Vietnam War. Interestingly they’re not dropping the “Constitutionally Acceptable Pretext” and starting out calling it war.

  5. Anonymous says:

    “Trump is an outlier. He didn’t come up through the ranks.”

    A political Zionist, who knows all the hand signals.

  6. A few Seminole and we’ll have an army. Karma is coming…

  7. Seminole Wind says:

    Consider this; A number of Blue states have changed their laws so the 2020 election is given to the Team, ( Biden/Harris?) who wins the popular vote, not the Electoral Collage (Trump/Pence), like The Constitution states. So November 2020 happens and Biden wins by their new rules and Trump wins by the legal rules. Both sides declare victory. The MSM goes nuts for Biden! A column of Lefty soldiers/Soul Brothers heads out of St. Louis/Chicago to remove ( the racist) Trump from the White House. Trump orders the Military to stop them. CW2 has started.

  8. ” Diversionary politics designed to keep people emerged in meaningless…”

    Yes, exactly. That’s why I don’t follow the news stories. They confuse and overwhelm one with irrelevant facts and outright fabrications.

    Watch the Corbett report’s three part documentary on YouTube about the Conspiracy behind World War One.

    Unless you understand this, you know nothing. And your mountains of misdirection called an education is a hindrance to getting to a true understanding of our reality.

    You can’t put Trump is Hitler into perspective without a clear picture of Hitler, and you can’t begin to understand Hitler without understanding ww1, and more importantly, the true causes and purposes of instigating rational people to murder other people.

    “War is a racket.” Don’t be another sucker. The globalists are still at it. Civil war? NO!!. All we need is a revolutionary reality check, then we will be able to take back our lives. The prison we live in is mostly a prison in our own minds. Brake out and globalists lose their power. We create the world we want. It really is just that simple.

    .

  9. Kevin2 says:

    One of the greater examples is John Kerry former president of Vietnam Veterans Against The War who as Secretary Of State promoted attacks upon nations that were no threat to the US. The more one looks into the roots of most wars the more one can see that we’re being used as cannon fodder enforcers for bankers, financiers and multi national corporations. The “war on” in reality isn’t.

    • rellik says:

      K2,
      The last legal war America fought was declared on Dec 8, 1941. All wars since then were not Constitutionally legal. You blame Globalists, I blame Congress and the Democrat party.

      • Kevin2 says:

        The Republicans are absolved from guilt? GW Bush 43 and the mythical WMD in Iraq? Where are those weapons?

        It’s the globalists. They own all of the democrats and the majority of the republicans. They also own the Main Stream Media who gave up investigative reporting decades ago; they’re all PRAVDA.

        • Genius says:

          K2, “the war on” information and intelligence IS REAL. And very successful also. There is a “war on” many things that are good for humanity because they don’t want good things for us. I can see their desires and why they do it but it is evil as hell and in the end the way they do it will consume them also.

        • rellik says:

          K2,
          I don’t absolve Rinos from anything. I stand by my assertion that congress is the problem. Republicans are so inept, that basically Democrats run things all the time. When they are in charge we are dying at 60 MPH, when RINOS are in charge we are dying at 5 MPH.
          In any event they are killing us. Name one law that has been repealed in the last 30 years, besides I can’t drive 55!
          Once we deal with the domestic enemy, then we can deal with the Global one.
          I read Pravda weekly, this was published there
          ht tp://www.pravdareport.com/opinion/123335-americans_guns/
          You’d never read that in an American “news” site.
          Most of Pravda is BS, but sometimes they have good stuff.
          I can’t think of ever reading any opinions from the MSM that wasn’t Democrat drivel.

          Bought a cow yet? you asked me about meat production from a #1200 animal. I answered best as I could.

          • Kevin2 says:

            rellik

            “Once we deal with the domestic enemy, then we can deal with the Global one”

            They are not inseparable, their intrinsically linked, virtually symbiotic. You’ll never deal with the domestic separate from them.

            I was just curious. The wife and I have neither the ability to reasonably consume nor store that much beef. My ticker requires me to eat more fish, chicken and lean pork. Beef is 2 days a week at maximum.

            “I can’t think of ever reading any opinions from the MSM that wasn’t Democrat drivel.”

            Agreed there for sure. They’re nuts and going crazier. On foreign affairs the old party of peace of McCarthy is as or more hawkish as Goldwater was. They get away with it because the snowflake supporters, their core along with the freaks, don’t get drafted.

            • rellik says:

              K2,
              I hear you about meats.
              My ticker works pretty good so I have a little more lee way in that area. When the last of my beef runs out I pretty much switch to what you do, but I have good access to seafood, chickens, and pork.
              Grass fed beef is so lean you can barely make grilled hamburger patties with it, it falls apart. It is like venison, very dry.
              On one steer, they charged me extra to make a
              hamburger with a higher fat percentage so that you can barbecue
              it, without it falling apart.
              But I suppose in your neck of the woods, Grass fed beef is rare.

              • Kevin2 says:

                Florida is a big beef producing state; if I looked I’de find it. I had a steady supply of venison up north as many friends hunted and had excess if I paid for butchering. That was farm fed deer that was not gamy at all, damn close to beef. In meatballs mixed with ground pork for fat many people never knew it was venison. I actually passed off venison stew, like beef stew and no one knew. I have tried to eat to live, not live to eat but my Italian DNA and cultural upbringing (nature and nurture) fight me with every fork full. Given a choice I love a rib eye and porterhouse as I like going cave man and naw on the bone.

          • Norrak says:

            Read the article, the author speaks from experience and speaks of exactly what happened there. It also sounds like exactly what is taking place here. True patriots will never give up their second amendment rights….if it happens, it will be over their dead bodies. TPTB don’t realize what hell they’ll be unleashing when they try to take Americans’ guns.

        • ANGRY FROG says:

          WMD WAS IN IRAQ…….

  10. K2, Syria was the pipeline the Globalists wanted to put under the Mediterranean. Venezuela, is oil. Libya was oil and gold. Israel wants to keep the Golan. Why? Oil. Why does Lebanon always have trouble? Oil off the coast.

    • Kevin2 says:

      Him

      Thanks. I’m aware on the ostensible reasons given and the true issues. Syria is both the NG pipeline and to remove the present government from power for the Israelis. Both Libya and Venezuela isn’t oil but rather what currency is accepted for payment; the oil peg/USD reserve currency. Needless to say none of it is for reasons given to the public and shouted from the rooftops by the supposed “Free Media”. “War On Drugs”? Far more opium is being grown in Afghanistan under US occupation than under the Taliban; in fact multiples. You can’t hide an opium field there any easier than growing one in the USA; but it’s occurring. Banks launder the dope money funds, Wachovia pays a $160 million dollar fine for $378 billion laundered in violation of law and no one gets charged. War on Drugs? war on terrorism? Nope, it’s a war on the Bill Of Rights. The only people that can’t see it desire not to see it; it’s in our face.

  11. Old Codger says:

    They told me that the FBI was “untouchable”.

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    • Traitor Hator says:

      Those 4 foot by 8 half inch sheets of real aluminum both side coated insulation panel plasti caped to your garages ceiling . Might save what’s in there? Your car at indie burns half the gas as a generator? It already has a battery all you need is an inverter . But kerosene lamps are more economical?

  13. Norrak says:

    Only one solution for dealing with the FBI and the Globalist.

  14. southside says:

    Kevin2, the 2nd amendment does.

    • Mountain Trekker says:

      CALIFORNIA magazine capacity ban was overturned. So gettem while you can and stack em deep. And while your at it, if you have a bump stock just hang on cause that will probably be over turned. Trekker Out

  15. Anonymous says:

    This article is a consummately excellent analysis of America’s modern debacle.

    “After J. Edgar Hoover died, the FBI remained the state’s secret police and kept busy sabotaging political opposition to the financial elite and its octopi tentacles, what we now call the Deep State, consisting of multitudinous “intelligence” (subversion and assassination) agencies, the national security state (NSC, Pentagon, and CIA), the ever-growing surveillance apparatus (NSA and appendages), and a hungry herd of “public-private” (in other words, fascist) business interests and contractors bidding to get a permanent spot at the federal feeding trough.” This accurately sums up modern America in a nutshell. There’s your unavoidable course towards shtf.

  16. Traitor Hator says:

    Let the cooler heads prevail? Seems the coolest heads are digging our graves or destroying our culture. , delaying the only justifiable reason we go to war? And giving our obvious enemy time to grow stronger. And our most formidable enemy ,as always domestic. We will have to get as dirty as daddies sneak attack across the Delaware on Christmas Eve . Seems you can see it in his eyes? And we will bare the same shame. And maybe see for a short time our children’s survival? And maybe never live to see our shames worth and betrayal ?

  17. Kevin2 says:

    Traitor Hator

    There is still significant opportunity as yet not used in the political arena. The percentage of Congressmen and Senators re-elected speak volumes for this unused power. The lack of effort in the primaries of both Houses with masses of disenfranchised middle case “salt of the earth” voters also speaks volumes. The problem is the insouciance (casual indifference)of the majority of the body politic. We’re a long ways away from the last resort being “We The People” aren’t even using the first legal resort.

    We all speak about the US Constitution and Bill Of Rights yet little is said by the Declaration Of Independence wrote by none other than Thomas Jefferson. It occasionally needs to be read again.

    Without further wait here I present the US Declaration Of Independence:

    IN CONGRESS, JULY 4, 1776
    The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America
    When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands 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 the separation.
    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 of 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. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn 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. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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 mean time exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within.
    He has endeavoured 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.
    He has obstructed the Administration of Justice by refusing his Assent to Laws for establishing Judiciary Powers.
    He has made Judges dependent on his Will alone for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.
    He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people and eat out their substance.
    He has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies without the Consent of our legislatures.
    He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil Power.
    He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation:
    For quartering large bodies of armed troops among us:
    For protecting them, by a mock Trial from punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States:
    For cutting off our Trade with all parts of the world:
    For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent:
    For depriving us in many cases, of the benefit of Trial by Jury:
    For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offences:
    For abolishing the free System of English Laws in a neighbouring Province, establishing therein an Arbitrary government, and enlarging its Boundaries so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute rule into these Colonies
    For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments:
    For suspending our own Legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever.
    He has abdicated Government here, by declaring us out of his Protection and waging War against us.
    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 compleat 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, and has endeavoured 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.
    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.
    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. We have reminded them of the circumstances of our emigration and settlement here. We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the ties of our common kindred to disavow these usurpations, which would inevitably interrupt our connections and correspondence. They too have been deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces our Separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, Enemies in War, in Peace Friends.
    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.
    New Hampshire:
    Josiah Bartlett, William Whipple, Matthew Thornton
    Massachusetts:
    John Hancock, Samuel Adams, John Adams, Robert Treat Paine, Elbridge Gerry
    Rhode Island:
    Stephen Hopkins, William Ellery
    Connecticut:
    Roger Sherman, Samuel Huntington, William Williams, Oliver Wolcott
    New York:
    William Floyd, Philip Livingston, Francis Lewis, Lewis Morris
    New Jersey:
    Richard Stockton, John Witherspoon, Francis Hopkinson, John Hart, Abraham Clark
    Pennsylvania:
    Robert Morris, Benjamin Rush, Benjamin Franklin, John Morton, George Clymer, James Smith, George Taylor, James Wilson, George Ross
    Delaware:
    Caesar Rodney, George Read, Thomas McKean
    Maryland:
    Samuel Chase, William Paca, Thomas Stone, Charles Carroll of Carrollton
    Virginia:
    George Wythe, Richard Henry Lee, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Harrison, Thomas Nelson, Jr., Francis Lightfoot Lee, Carter Braxton
    North Carolina:
    William Hooper, Joseph Hewes, John Penn
    South Carolina:
    Edward Rutledge, Thomas Heyward, Jr., Thomas Lynch, Jr., Arthur Middleton
    Georgia:
    Button Gwinnett, Lyman Hall, George Walton

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