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Fri Jul 19, 2019, 12:50 AM

Declaration of Independence From Trump. (Open Source)

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Declaration of Independence From Trump

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 part of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to remove them from office, 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 men, 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 officials. The history of the present president is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.


1. He gave tax cuts to his wealthy "friends", ballooned the deficit, and is destroying our economy through a trade war. Positioned us for a major recession.

2. He Insulted our allies and praised enemy dictators. Consistently embarrasses us in front of the global community with his complete ignorance of history, geography, and science.

3. He has lied repeatedly to the citizenry, incited violence at his rallies, made blatantly racist statements and explicitly encouraged fascist behavior by the police. He has pitted one half of America against the other half and lowered the quality of life for all.

4. Lifted environmental protections so that corporations can increase their profits. Trashed the planet-saving Kyoto protocols, a deadly distinction shared only with Afghanistan and Sudan.

5. He has put inept cronies in positions of power, and his closest advisors are a handbag designer and a dumbass who inherited his father’s real estate business. Many of his much-touted “best people” are awaiting trial, are already in prison, or have been forced to resign in disgrace due to criminal and/or unethical conduct.

6. He promised a Wall that still hasn’t been built – and which Mexico certainly isn’t paying for. Most Americans do not even want the wall – only his shrinking base.

7. He promised to replace Obamacare with something cheaper and more efficient that would cover “everyone” – and what he eventually delivered was shot down because it was more expensive than Obamacare, and would have meant a loss of coverage for millions.

8. His “university” was shut-down because it was a fraud, and his “charitable foundation” was shuttered because a judge declared it “rife with corruption”.

9. He illegally paid off women to keep them silent about his affairs during his presidential campaign, and stifled many of his rape accusers in the same manner. 8 women have accused Trump of rape. Some are underage (children). Trump has indicated his predatory tendencies in a recorded statement boasting that he grabs women "by the pussy."

10. Refuses to release his tax returns and records of his financial affairs. It is very probable he is covering up major crimes.

11. Trump claims he built his real estate business with a $1 million loan from his father, but legally obtained tax returns have shown that he was given over $400 million, most of which he squandered. US banks caught onto him and stopped giving him loans. He then became embroiled with Russian crime bosses ("oligarchs" ) to feed his greed.

12. The Special Prosecutor, Robert Mueller cited over ten efforts to cover up his treasonous collusion with Russia.

13. Indulged in money laundering and illegal use of his office as president to make money for himself.

14. He has been torturing children and their parents in Texas as they escape real threats. Called immigrants "rapists" even though they commit fewer crimes that the average US citizen.

15. Promoting the nuclearization of Iran by breaking Obama's multilateral agreement with that country.

Donald J. Trump must be removed from office by any means necessary.

Signed: the People of The United States of America.

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Reply Declaration of Independence From Trump. (Open Source) (Original post)
5X Jul 19 OP
canetoad Jul 19 #1
True Blue American Jul 19 #2
5X Jul 19 #3
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5X Jul 19 #4
DemocracyMouse Jul 19 #5
5X Jul 19 #8
Jeffersons Ghost Jul 19 #6
DemocracyMouse Jul 19 #7
DemocracyMouse Jul 19 #9
5X Jul 19 #10
5X Jul 19 #11

Response to 5X (Original post)

Fri Jul 19, 2019, 01:03 AM

1. K&R

Very well said.

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Response to 5X (Original post)

Fri Jul 19, 2019, 01:04 AM

2. 1000 %!

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Response to 5X (Original post)

Fri Jul 19, 2019, 01:05 AM

3. thanks to DemocracyMouse for the list.

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Response to 5X (Original post)

Fri Jul 19, 2019, 01:44 AM

4. .

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Response to 5X (Original post)

Fri Jul 19, 2019, 09:54 AM

5. Thanks to 5x for contributing a beautiful framing within...

potent historical language. Thanks to many others, including our fierce brothers and sisters in the investigative journalism field, for also lending list items.

Please keep evolving this. It's open source... until patently trollish rampallian louts attempt to spoil it, at which point it should revert back to its most elegant draft.

—Democracy Mouse

ps 5x must be an historian and/or historical novelist?

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Response to DemocracyMouse (Reply #5)

Fri Jul 19, 2019, 10:09 AM

8. just a lowly lefty in a sea of deplorables in oklahoma

I thought of Declaration of Independence as soon as I read your piece so it was a true collaboration.

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Response to 5X (Original post)

Fri Jul 19, 2019, 10:02 AM

6. K&R

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Response to 5X (Original post)

Fri Jul 19, 2019, 10:03 AM

7. In #12 Special Prosecutor is misspelled (my bad!)

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Response to DemocracyMouse (Reply #7)

Fri Jul 19, 2019, 10:10 AM

9. "Independence" in the title needs "nd" otherwise it sounds like the VP. :-)

I might also suggest this subtitle:

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Response to DemocracyMouse (Reply #9)

Fri Jul 19, 2019, 10:23 AM

10. done

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Response to 5X (Original post)

Fri Jul 19, 2019, 10:55 AM

11. self kick

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