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And They Appealed To Their British Brothers

Posted by | June 26th, 2009

“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”…

The Declaration of Independence
Written primarily by Thomas Jefferson 


Further reading:
While evils are sufferable
And they petitioned
And they mutually pledged their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor

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2 thoughts on “And They Appealed To Their British Brothers

  1. Jackie

    I like this.  After I finish reading and writing about the healthcare bill, I want to do a series on history starting with the lead-up to the Constitution focusing on the federalist and anti-federalist papers.  I want to show, how throughout history, with each “crisis” the federal government took that opportunity to become bigger and bigger.

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