Kenneth Chrane
The re-in-statement of The U.S. Constitution:
Sun May 20, 2007 06:58
 

 
According to research The United States of America is no longer The Land of
the Free, and it is no longer the home of the brave.
In other words, the U.S. Constitution has been thrown into the trash can.
The Charter of the United Nations has replaced it.
Ladys and Gentleman, we have been had by the powers-at-be!
I call upon Americans to abolish the Federal Reserve Bank, and the Criminal
IRS, and the CIA so we, the people of the United States can have once more a
firm Constitutional Government, by the people, and for the people, and of
the people.
We, the under-sign demand a return to the gold standard.
Socialism/communism will never work so the time for action is now.

I urge everyone to write to their senators and representatives in the 110th
Congress and demand a return to Constitutional Government.
I am sending you a copy of our declaration of Independence and a copy of the
U.S. Constitution.

Thank you.

Kenneth Chrane

Declaration of Independence
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The Declaration of Independence

The Declaration |
History of the Declaration

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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 harrass 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 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 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 Brittish 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.

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The 56 signatures on the Declaration appear in the positions indicated:
[Column 1]
Georgia:
Button Gwinnett
Lyman Hall
George Walton
[Column 2]
North Carolina:
William Hooper
Joseph Hewes
John Penn
South Carolina:
Edward Rutledge
Thomas Heyward, Jr.
Thomas Lynch, Jr.
Arthur Middleton
[Column 3]
Massachusetts:
John Hancock
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
[Column 4]
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
[Column 5]
New York:
William Floyd
Philip Livingston
Francis Lewis
Lewis Morris
New Jersey:
Richard Stockton
John Witherspoon
Francis Hopkinson
John Hart
Abraham Clark
[Column 6]
New Hampshire:
Josiah Bartlett
William Whipple
Massachusetts:
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 Hampshire:
Matthew Thornton

THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES
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THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES

Original |
The Bill of Rights (First 10 Amendments) |
Amendments 11-27

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We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union,
establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common
defense,
promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to
ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for
the United
States of America.

Article I

Section 1. All legislative powers herein granted shall be vested in a
Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of
Representatives.


Section 2. The House of Representatives shall be composed of members chosen
every second year by the people of the several states, and the electors in
each
state shall have the qualifications requisite for electors of the most
numerous branch of the state legislature.

No person shall be a Representative who shall not have attained to the age
of twenty five years, and been seven years a citizen of the United States,
and
who shall not, when elected, be an inhabitant of that state in which he
shall be chosen.

Representatives and direct taxes shall be apportioned among the several
states which may be included within this union, according to their
respective numbers,
which shall be determined by adding to the whole number of free persons,
including those bound to service for a term of years, and excluding Indians
not
taxed, three fifths of all other Persons. The actual Enumeration shall be
made within three years after the first meeting of the Congress of the
United
States, and within every subsequent term of ten years, in such manner as
they shall by law direct. The number of Representatives shall not exceed one
for
every thirty thousand, but each state shall have at least one
Representative; and until such enumeration shall be made, the state of New
Hampshire shall
be entitled to chuse three, Massachusetts eight, Rhode Island and Providence
Plantations one, Connecticut five, New York six, New Jersey four,
Pennsylvania
eight, Delaware one, Maryland six, Virginia ten, North Carolina five, South
Carolina five, and Georgia three.

When vacancies happen in the Representation from any state, the executive
authority thereof shall issue writs of election to fill such vacancies.

The House of Representatives shall choose their speaker and other officers;
and shall have the sole power of impeachment.

Section 3. The Senate of the United States shall be composed of two Senators
from each state, chosen by the legislature thereof, for six years; and each
Senator shall have one vote.

Immediately after they shall be assembled in consequence of the first
election, they shall be divided as equally as may be into three classes. The
seats
of the Senators of the first class shall be vacated at the expiration of the
second year, of the second class at the expiration of the fourth year, and
the third class at the expiration of the sixth year, so that one third may
be chosen every second year; and if vacancies happen by resignation, or
otherwise,
during the recess of the legislature of any state, the executive thereof may
make temporary appointments until the next meeting of the legislature, which
shall then fill such vacancies.

No person shall be a Senator who shall not have attained to the age of
thirty years, and been nine years a citizen of the United States and who
shall not,
when elected, be an inhabitant of that state for which he shall be chosen.

The Vice President of the United States shall be President of the Senate,
but shall have no vote, unless they be equally divided.

The Senate shall choose their other officers, and also a President pro
tempore, in the absence of the Vice President, or when he shall exercise the
office
of President of the United States.

The Senate shall have the sole power to try all impeachments. When sitting
for that purpose, they shall be on oath or affirmation. When the President
of
the United States is tried, the Chief Justice shall preside: And no person
shall be convicted without the concurrence of two thirds of the members
present.


Judgment in cases of impeachment shall not extend further than to removal
from office, and disqualification to hold and enjoy any office of honor,
trust
or profit under the United States: but the party convicted shall
nevertheless be liable and subject to indictment, trial, judgment and
punishment, according
to law.

Section 4. The times, places and manner of holding elections for Senators
and Representatives, shall be prescribed in each state by the legislature
thereof;
but the Congress may at any time by law make or alter such regulations,
except as to the places of choosing Senators.

The Congress

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