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And They Petitioned

Posted by | June 20th, 2009

“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”…

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“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”… 

The Declaration of Independence

Written primarily by Thomas Jefferson

Further reading:
While evils are sufferable
And they appealed to their British brothers
And they mutually pledged their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor

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