Saturday, July 31, 2010

Good News, Everyone

As anyone who has watched Futurama knows, those words mean epic adventure, danger, and an increase in health insurance and possible mortality rates is about to ensue.

Well, I indeed have good news.

Found about this less than an hour ago and I don't know how many are already talking about this or if they are trying to cover it up, but here it is:

International Burn a Quran Day!

Already it has a Facebook page which at the time of this posting has 1,990 fans and is rapidly growing. If I had a facebook, I would probably join too.

So, what's the story behind this? Turns out a little nondenominational church in Florida has had enough of Islam and proclaimed it of the Devil (nothing new here) and are going to make as big a statement as they can, by Burning copies of the Quran on September 11th of this year in honor of the victims of the terrorist attack as a public declaration against Islam.

As you can imagine, the hate has already begun. Ironically, the preacher doesn't come across as crazy. He merely stands against Islamic law, according a CNN video, below. People are raging against it on Facebook, even as others are defending it.

I would have used my new powers of embedding the video, but that function was disabled.

So, where do I stand on this. While I would normally stand against a Christian enforcing his religion on principle, at this time, especially after watching his interview, I stand with this act. I do not do this to spread hate. As I have commented before, being a Pagan/Heathen is a death sentience under Islam. Islam has destroyed move alternative view points and life styles than even Christianity, and it has not let up to this day. I stand with this Day because it is time people Took A Stand beyond just crying out the injustices of Islam. When Muslim men rape women in Sweden simply because they are Blond and they view Blonds as Whores who ask for it. When young women are kidnapped and turned into drugged prostitutes while still teenage by Muslim Men, not just in Islamic Countries, but even in England! It is time to take a stand!

Does this mean I will go out on 9/11 and burn a Quran. I don't know. I honestly couldn't tell you. But if these people do it, then I will cheer loudly and raise a drink to honor their bravery and to my Gods so that such actions are rewarded with Glory and Honor! Because it has been proven without a doubt since its creation that Islam is Not A Religion of Peace! It is a religion of domination, destruction, and the complete and total submission of all peoples to a Tyrannical God.

So I call for all men and women, Polytheist, Monotheist, or Atheist, to support this movement! Show no fear! For if mankind is to be free to do what is right in their eyes and live their lives freely, We cannot let Islam take control!

For the love of our people, Not for the hate of Islam, should this thing be done!

May the Gods and Goddess of all Mankind join us!


An Update:

The Face book group is up to 2,231 members. I have viewed the comments on the YouTube link I posted, and they are not promising. It turns out the pro-Islam people are out in force there as well as a mixed bag on Facebook.

I wish to clarify that I do not, on principle, support the burning of books. I'm a die-hard book worm and hate to see books destroyed. That said, I do still support what these people are trying to do. It is a noble cause, we're just seeing what happens when people feel that noble methods no longer work. Personally, I can't say I blame them for feeling disenfranchised, after reading many of the pro-Islam comments and seeing a distinct lack of anti-Islam ones.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Three Things About Islam You Should Know

Here's a vid originally posted on Gates of Vienna. Everyone should watch, I've heard that permission has been given to mirror so it doesn't get deleted.

Polytheist, Monotheist, or Non-theist. Learn what Islam is. Learn what it plans for you. Because under Islam there is only one god, Allah, and only one way of worship, Submission. All other ways are to be destroyed by religious mandate. This is not hate speech against Islam. This is a warning to anyone who values other Gods or the ability to not believe in Gods.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Tea or Death?

So, a few bits of news to put up today, one of which I'm really happy about and the other that is frankly terrifying.

So, I'll start with the good news, because I'm not sure what long reaching effect it will have, though I do hope it goes as I would like it too. Namely, a growing number of Christian Leaders and their churches are joining President Obama in the "Progressive" movement to declare the Tea-Party "Unchristian."

If you are of a heathen, pagan, or non-monotheistic mindset, you may now join me in the laughter. For those who don't know why they should be laughing, permit me to explain.

When I look at the Progressive movement, socialism, communism, fascism, and so on, I do see the pinnacle of Christian Ideology. All they've done is replace God with Government (so instead of God will provide it is now Government will provide, or Vengeance is God's it is now Vengeance is the Government's, etc). Charity went from being a divine mandate to being a governmental mandate on behavior. Instead of One Nation under God, it has become One Nation under Government. The basic fundamentals, such as the weak, poor, and disenfranchised taking supremacy over the Strong, "Wealthy", and Empowered, remains a staple of this Progressive Ideology. At it's heart, I count Progressivism as very, very Christian.

As I have studied Heathenism/Asatru, and learned of the greater contributions given by our Scandinavian/Germanic ancestors both in books about my religion and in purely historical works, I have come to realize just how many ideals embraced today by Independents, Libertarians, and Conservatives draw on the ancient traditions of pre-Christian Europe. When I look at what the tea party calls for: Democracy, Lower Taxes, Smaller Government, Freedom of the People to Live As They See Fit, and so on, I see the ancient Heathen and Pagan ways of European peoples from before the Age of Christendom. While many in the Tea Party may believe in Christ (Glenn Beck being a very vocal member of the "Return to Christianity" group inside the Tea Party) that doesn't alter that the fundamental values of the Tea Party are Heathen.

So what do I think will happen with the wide-spread declaration that the Tea Party isn't "Christian"? Well, two things. The Tea Party might lose a few members who can't stand to see themselves as anything less that "True Christians." Honestly, I will account that no great loss, even if I'm not really a member of the Tea Party (mostly because I see too many 'old dogs' trying to manipulate and corrupt it to their own ends). What I hope will also happen is that more people will start to look at the Tea Party in a new light. It isn't racist, a theory that has been pretty much slaughters like an offering to the Gods. I think one of the things that has hindered more people from joining it, myself included, is that it is perceived as "Christian" and thus not friendly to Atheists, Pagans, Heathens, Buddhists, and others. By labeling it "unchristian" the doors will be open to those groups who will be able to see that the Tea Party stands more for Freedom of All Peoples, Equality for All Men and Women, and Justice for People Regardless of Race or Religion. This in turn will make a stronger Tea Party.

The second bit of news comes from Chuck Norris. A while back I was surprised to find out he was a news commentator and on occasion I've had cause to read his articles. The latest, however, is grim. Turns out that President Obama and crew have passed a law which allows them to assassinate U.S. Citizens in order to prevent "terrorism" and "Terrorist Threats." Considering that Obama has in the works (if not completed) a plan that would allow him to hold U.S. Citizens indefinitely for the exact same reason, and that the Obama Administration is willing to consider groups like the Tea Party or similar groups that are Non-Muslim to be "terrorist" or "terrorist leaning" you may draw your own conclusions as to where this will lead.

Monday, July 26, 2010

It's not a Girl's World afterall

So, been a while since I posted, for which I do apologize. circumstances being what they are, I wasn't able to go after my previous record from the last month. That said, I figured I'd drop a little something today.

Let me start by mentioning a story I found earlier this month, the article of which I have sadly misplaced, so no link this time. What happened is that over in England, a school filled its Head Positions (Which as anyone who had read Harry Potter knows, go to the top Male and Female students of each year to act as representatives and help keep their class mates inline). The problem arises in how they filled these Head Positions; Namely, with all girls. The article stated that out of the ten (10) students selected to have a chance as Head Boy, Head Girl, and the two assistant positions, only Two (2) were boys. Okay, well, in this age of political correctness one would think that those two boys would automatically get the Head Boy and Assistant Head Boy position.

You'd be wrong.

Rather, this school filled all four positions with girls. Now, I do not wish in the slightest to demean these girls. I'm sure they are all fine students and are caught up in an ugly business not of their making. That said, none of them have protested this blatant round of sexism. But, they are young and most likely just happy to have something that will look good on their transcripts. The real problem comes from those in charge of the school. The principle basically came out and said that the "Boys weren't good enough." Now, I'm sorry, but everything I know about this says that the position is traditionally filled by the top students of the gender assigned to that position, not simply to the top students.

I'd hate to know how those boys felt, hearing that even if they were the "best" they weren't good enough. That's gonna do wonders for them in life.

That said, further news had cause to make one realize that while the above story is the triumph of feminism rising above male dominance, things are not as they seem. Apparently, being a girl isn't enough to get you ahead. You have to be the right kind of girl.

A little gem of an article tells the story of Brooke Heike, a college basket ball player who got benched and lost her scholarship. The reason for this benching, however, has nothing to do with the typical reasons athletes are kicked off the field though. Rather, it seems Brooke was a bit too heterosexual, with a taste for feminine clothing and make up that her coach just did not approve of. Apparently, for not going lesbian, or "Following advice that would improve her life on the court and off", is enough to get you kicked around.

Which reminds me of another story (sorry, lost the article again) in which a young woman was kicked out of her Master's program because she refused to give up her Christian views on Homosexuality. The only way she would have been allowed to continue would have been to attend a bunch of events and sensitivity classes about Homosexuality. No doubt, in the hopes of reprogramming her views. (No doubt bonus points if she actually found out she was lesbian and her Christianity had repressed it. This is important because I believe the issue arose from the young woman believing Homosexuality was a choice).

Meanwhile, back in Britain thousands of girls are facing the prospect of being taken and experiencing the joys of becoming a woman! Oh, wait, sorry. The joys of Female Genital Mutilation, which makes them a woman! That's right, ladies, you too can become a valued member of society and experience freedom and equality! We're just gonna slice, dice, rip, and hack a vital part of your anatomy away. Then stick you in a burka, hide you away, and blame you for every crime a man commits against you because Allah made it that way.

So where are those who could champion the cause of Woman's Liberation? Where are the feminists, who decry male totalitarian action that subjugates women? Oh they are very, very busy with something even more important! Hail to the Heroes, er, sorry, Heroic Persons?

Not so much...

Seems that the apron is coming back. Yep, that age old garment that has kept food off of clothing in the kitchen (and become something of a sexy symbol in certain circles) has reappeared in the female consciousness. Why is a mystery (because the obvious answer isn't). Some say it's because women are turning back to something comfortable in this uncertain time, just like they did in the 1950's. Some say they wear the apron "Ironically", but don't ask me how that works. Others say it's a return of Male Oppression and Sexism. Because a woman feeling sexy and homemakery is the height of sexism, even if it's what she wants. So thus does a battle rage in the circles of Feminism about the appropriateness of women staying home, wearing aprons, and other some things. Rejoice! They fight for you, womankind!

I'm not sure there's much more I can say about that right now. I could continue to rant, or explore the internal viewpoints of the feminist movements, but honestly I don't know what more I need to say. A movement promising to liberate women fights endlessly against aprons and homemaking, but does precious little to stop the horrendous sexism from Islam or stop the barbaric practices it has against its women. I thought the feminist movement was about empowering women so they could chose the lives they want, not insisting they live a certain kind of life, while ignoring those in this modern era who suffer in far worse situations that Women in the West have ever faced in their entire history.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

A Speech from a Hero

I came across this at Gates of Vienna today. Geert Wilders is a man worthy of aid and respect, a hard thing to find in politics, much less those in Europe.

Please view the Gates of Vienna link for translation credits.

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Muslims, liberate yourselves, and you will be able to do anything

“Without Islam, the Arabs, Iranians, Indians and Indonesians have an enormous potential”

Islam makes Muslims unfree and fatalistic, Geert Wilders responds to a request from the international debate-website[1]

by Geert Wilders

I first visited an Islamic country in 1982. I was 18 years old then, and traveled with a Dutch friend from the Israeli city of Eilat to the Egyptian Red Sea resort Sharm al-Sheikh. We were two students with backpacks and hardly had a penny to spend. We slept on the beach and found hospitality with Egyptians, who spontaneously invited us for tea. I still remember clearly my first impression of Egypt; I was overwhelmed by the friendliness and helpfulness of the people.

I also remember my second strong impression of Egypt: I noticed how frightened those nice, friendly people were. While we were in Sharm al-Sheikh, President Mubarak coincidentally paid a visit. I remember the fear is that suddenly flooded the city when it was announced that Mubarak would unexpectedly visit. I still see the procession of black cars on the day of his visit, and still feel the almost physical sense of fear, as a cold shiver on that sweltering hot summer day.

It was a weird experience. Mubarak is not regarded as the worst Islamic tyrant, but the fear of the ordinary Egyptians for their leader could be felt even by me. I am curious how the Saudis feel when their king is in town, how the Libyans feel when Gaddafi announces his arrival, how the Iraqis must have felt when Saddam Hussein was around. A few years later I read in the Qur’an how the seventh-century Arabs felt in the presence of Muhammad, who — as several verses describe — “strikes terror into their hearts”(Sura 8:12, 8:60, 33:26, 59:12).

From Sharm al-Sheikh I went with my friend to Cairo. It was poor and incredibly dirty. My friend and I were surprised that this poor and dirty Egypt could be a neighbor country of Israel, which was so clean. The explanation of the Arabs, with whom we spoke about their poverty, was that they were in no way to blame for their situation: according to them, they were the victims of a global conspiracy of the “imperialists” and the “Zionists”, designed to keep the Muslims poor and subservient. I did not find this explanation convincing. According to my intuition it had something to do with the difference between the cultures of Israel and Egypt.

I made a mistake in Cairo. We had almost no money and I was thirsty. One could buy a glass of water at public water collectors. It did not look clean, but I drank it. I got a terrible diarrhea. I went to a hostel where one could rent a spot on the floor for two dollars a day. There I lay for several days, a heap of misery in a crowded, stinking room, with ten other guys. Once Egypt had been the most advanced civilization on earth. Why had it not progressed along with the rest of the world?

In the last years of the nineteenth century, Winston Churchill was a soldier and war correspondent in India (now Pakistan) and Sudan. Churchill was a perceptive young man, whose months in Pakistan and the Sudan, and that enabled him to understand with stunning clarity what the problem is with Islam and “the curses it lays on its votaries”:

“Besides the fanatical frenzy, … there is this fearful fatalistic apathy,” he wrote. “The effects are apparent in many countries, improvident habits, slovenly systems of agriculture, sluggish methods of commerce, and insecurity of property exist wherever the followers of the Prophet rule or live. The fact that in Mohammedan law every woman must belong to a sole man as his absolute property, either as a child, a wife, or a concubine, must delay the final extinction of slavery until the faith of Islam has ceased to be a great power among men. … Individual Moslems may show splendid qualities, but the influence of the religion paralyses the social development of those who follow it. “ And Churchill concluded: “No stronger retrograde force exists in the world.”

There are people who say that I hate Muslims. I do not hate Muslims. It saddens me that Islam deprived them of their dignity.

What Islam is doing to Muslims is reflected in the way they treat their daughters. On March 11, 2002, fifteen Saudi schoolgirls were killed when they tried to flee from their burning school in the holy city of Mecca. A fire had set the building ablaze. The girls ran to the school gates but these were locked. The keys were in possession of a male guard, who refused to open the gate because the girls were not wearing the correct Islamic dress imposed on women by Saudi law: face veils and overgarments. The “indecently dressed” girls (without facial veil and overgarment) were trying to save their young lives. The Saudi police forced them back into the burning building. Agents of the Mutaween, the “Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice,” as the police in Saudi Arabia are called, also beat passersby and firefighters who tried to help the girls. “It is sinful to come near them,” the police warned the crowd. It is also a crime.

Girls are not appreciated in Islam: when a father has a daughter, according to the Qur’an, “his face turns black, that is how distressed he is (Sura 43:15). Nevertheless, the incident with the school in Mecca did cause angry reactions. Islam is inhumane, but Muslims are humans and therefore capable of love — that powerful force which Muhammad despised. Humanity was dominant with the fathers in Mecca who were outraged about the death of their daughters, but also among the firefighters who resisted when the Mutaween beat the girls back inside, and the journalists of the Saudi newspaper who for the first time in Saudi history criticized the feared and powerful “Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice.”

However, Muslim protests against Islamic inhumanity are rare. Most Muslims, including those in Western countries, go to the mosque and listen to shocking verses from the Koran and revolting sermons it without rising up against it.

I myself am agnostic. But Christians and Jews believe that God created man in His image. They believe that by observing themselves as free, rational beings who are capable of love, they may learn to know Him. They even may argue with him, as the Jews have done throughout their entire history. In contrast, the Qur’an states that “there is nothing equal to Allah” (Sura 16:74, 42:11). He has absolutely nothing in common with us. It is absurd to suppose that Allah has created man in his image. The biblical notion that God is our father is not present in the Islam. There also is no personal relationship between man and Allah. The goal of Islam is the total submission of ourselves and others to the unknowable God, whom we must serve by means of total obedience to Muhammad as leader of the Islamic State (Sura 3:31, 4:80, 24:62, 48:10, 57:28). And history taught us that Muhammad was certainly not a prophet of love and compassion, but a mass murderer, a tyrant, and a pedophile. The Muslims could not have had a more regrettable role model.

Without individual freedom it is not surprising that the idea of man as a responsible acting person is not quite developed in the Islam. Muslims are often fatalistic. Perhaps — and let us hope this — only a few radicals take the call of the Qur’an seriously to execute a jihad against the infidels. But most Muslims never raise their voices against these radicals. That is the “terrible fatalistic apathy” which Churchill pointed at.

The writer Aldous Huxley, who in the twenties of the last century lived in North Africa, remarked the following: “About the immediate causes of things — precisely how they happen — they seem to feel not the slightest interest. Indeed, it is not even admitted that there are such things as immediate causes: God is directly responsible for everything. ‘Do you think it will rain?’ you ask pointing to menacing clouds overhead. ‘If God wills,’ is the answer. You pass the native hospital. ‘Are the doctors good?’ ‘In our country,’ the Arab gravely replies, in the tone of Solomon, ‘we say that doctors are of no avail. If Allah wills that a man die, he will die. If not, he will recover.’ All of which is profoundly true, so true, indeed, that is not worth saying. To the Arab, however, it seems the last word in human wisdom. […]They have relapsed — all except those who are educated according to Western methods — into pre-scientific fatalism, with its attendant incuriosity and apathy.”

Islam deprives Muslims of their freedom. Which is unfortunate, because free people are capable of great things, as history has shown. The Arabic, Turkish, Iranian, Indian, Indonesian peoples have a huge potential. If they were not prisoners of Islam, if they could free themselves from the yoke of Islam, when Muhammad would no longer be a role model, and rid themselves of the evil Qur’an, they would be capable of great things not only for the benefit of themselves, but of the world.

As a Dutch, European, and Western politician my first responsibility is to the Dutch people, the Europeans and the West. But as we will all benefit from the liberation of Muslims from Islam, I strongly support the Muslims who love freedom. My message to them is clear: Fatalism is not an option; “inshallah” is a curse, submission is a disgrace. Liberate yourselves. It is up to you.

Geert Wilders is the leader of the Party for Freedom in the Dutch Parliament.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Islam comes knocking again

Well, back again, though I'm not sure its to anyone's regret. I found the stats thing on Blogger and well...I'm not that popular. Apparently screaming heathen insults at the world doesn't get you that much attention. But oh well, such is life.

But back to the important, or at least interesting things of life.

First off, people may remember my post, or more famously the numerous others by more famous people, about Draw Mohammad Day. Well, Facebook caved like a B**** in front of her pimp when various Muslim groups started howling about "Blasphemy" and took down the facebook group page for people engaged in said drawing. Apparently, that wasn't enough to appease bloodthirsty dogmatic what can't stand an image of their prophet. Now, calls for the Founder of Facebook to be executed under Islamic law have been brought forth, as well as legal proceedings to make it happen. Congrats, man, you folded and now they put you on the chopping block.

But do not worry, oh Founder of Facebook, for you are not alone! Indeed, there are many members of the the Muslim murder manifesto! Some may have heard of this, but a woman is scheduled to be killed at anytime for the crime of adultery. Of course, it's not like she was caught in the act. Nope, her confession was extracted via 99 lashes while her son looked on. He is currently pleading for mercy on her behalf. Somehow though, even if she is spared the Government's blade, she will not be spared her family's. She would be a victim of Honor Killing.

Fortunantly, another young woman has escaped an attempted honor killing. Afshan Azad, better known to the world as Padma Patil in the Harry Potter movies, was threatened with death and physically attacked in the name of Islamic Honor by her father and brothers. She is hidden away, hopefully in safety. Supposedly, she regrets reporting the threats, but this appears to be a lie told by the attorney representing her Father and Brothers. Currently, her Father and Brothers are out on bail. Afshan's crime? Going out with a Hindu man.

But this is the religious ideology that has led to the windows of a swimming pool being frosted over in order to Protected the Modesty of Muslim Women. Completely against the Wishes of Non-Muslims. Modesty, my ass. I'm with the Ancient Greeks on this one, the human form in its perfect beauty is to be enjoyed, not hidden away.

But it's all okay! Islam is here to help us! Not like those nasty Jews! (And yes, I realize that with that sarcastic comment my heathen, Germanic/Scandinavian ass will be thrown in the fire). Islam is here to save us from the Racist Jews! And don't worry, everyone can join and get away with it!

And here I thought we got rid of anti-Semitic attitudes after WWII. Someday, I'm going to have to explore this topic, but not in this post.

And what does our leader, our messiah do, in the face of an ideology that slaughters women and children, practices rampant Antisemitism, kills polytheists on sight, and count's all peoples who are not members of their religion as second class beings, but not as people? Does he bring out a might sword and cleave them? Does he rain fire from the skies? Does he come forth to save the women killed for nothing more than being beautiful and wanting to embrace that beauty rather than hide it? Does he save the little children from the blades of holy men who kill or mutilate them?


Not just no, HELL NO!

I've seen more strength and damage and power in a CARE BEAR STARE!

WE are the nation that reached the MOON! It was our NASA that took us where no man had gone before! And now Obama wants NASA, an organization he has neutered and stripped of all Space Craft to the point where we must rely on Russians and Chinese to take us to space, to buddy up with MUSLIM NATIONS that have never succeeded in building more than a flying bomb, in order to make them feel special about what they have contributed to SCIENCE!!!!

But Norse Alchemist, surely you remember that it was the Arabs who gave us our numerals, Algebra, and preserved Alchemical texts.

First off, our Arabic Numerals actually came from India. That's right. All the Muslims did was transport them over on the trade routes. I've come lately to question other Scientific achievements Muslims have brought us as well. Why? Look at the technology levels in Muslim countries. They were like that, even before European Imperialists came into town. And Muslims were the ones who destroyed hundreds upon hundreds of Alchemical and Scientific texts when they burned down the Library at Alexandria.

People will likely say I'm Islamophobic. That I am a racist or something like that. I am not. Islamophobia means Fear of Islam. I do not fear Islam. I have reasons to, many of them. Subjugation of women, mass murder, suppression of alternative ideas, slaughter or forced conversion for Pagan peoples. The complete and utter destruction of things not Islamic. These are things to fear. But I do not fear Islam. I am a heathen, one who walks the Asatru, and while that means I have more to lose than most should Islam takes over, I do not fear. Not because my Gods will not let them win, but because the day of my death was fated long ago and I know where I will go when I'm dead. We need to stop Islam. We need to allow people to be free! Men and Women, equal in the eyes of the Gods and Goddesses, free to live their lives as they please! No more totalitarian monotheism, especially not Islam!

I do not fear Islam. But I will fight it. I will stand strong as a heathen, and make them remember, should they strike me, why Everyone the world over, especially the Christians, but even some Muslims, fear the craft of the Vikings to this day. My forefathers came from our frozen lands as Vikings in order to preserve their culture and religion, leaving behind so much beyond the two hundred years of their war. Now we, the sons and daughters of those Norse/Germanic people, must be ready to rise again, to hold sacred shield, and defend ourselves and our children.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

A Declaration For All Times and All Peoples.

Seeing as tomorrow is the Fourth of July, I'm sure many are posting wildly, from pro-America to anti-America, praising our forefathers or condemning them. I am not here to do that. Not for this sacred day. I say, for one day, we set aside our politics and simply look at the document that started it all: (taken from wikipedia)

In Congress, July 4, 1776.
A Declaration
By the Representatives of the
United states of America,
In general Congress assembled.

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 abolish it, and to institute a 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 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 Legislature.

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 Benefits 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 in 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 Powers 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 and 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 among 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 the 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 the divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor.

Signed by Order and in Behalf of the Congress,
John Hancock, President.

Charles Thomson, Secretary.