The Saying Forth of the Selfhood of the Banded Folkdoms of Americksland
In the Lawmaking Body 4 haymonth 1776.
The anmood Saying forth of the Selfhood of the thirteen Banded Folkdoms of Americksland,
When in the flow of human Happenings, it becomes needful for one Folk to break the Mootish Bands which have linked them with another, and to take among the Strengths of the Earth, the freestanding and like Stead to which the inborn Laws and Laws of God give to them, an upstanding Mindsworth to the Thoughts of Mankind needs that they should make known the grounds which drive them forth to the Cleaving.
We hold these Truths to be straightforward, that all Men are crafted in like manner, that they are given by their Maker sundry inborn Rights, that among these are Life, Freedom, and the following after of Happiness. That to make these rights sure, Redeships are set up among Men, their just Strengths stemming from the Will of the Folk of the redeship. That whenever any shape of Redeship becomes harmful to these ends, it is the right of the Folk to shift or get rid of it, and to set up new Redeship, laying its Groundwork on such Deemmeans and building its Mights in such Shape, as to them shall seem most likley to outwork their Shelterhood and Happiness. Forewit, truly, will bid that Redeships well longstaning should not be shifted for light and short lived Grounds; and so all Happenings have shown, that Mankind are more minded to bear, while Evils are bearsome, than to right themselves by getting rid of the Shpaes to which they are wont. But when a long Tow of Wrongs and Takings, following always the same Goal shows a Draft to lessen them under outright Strongmandom, it is their Right, it is their Binddeed, to throw off such Redeship, and to give new Watchmen for their upcomming Belayhood. Such has been the forbearing Withstanding of these Rikelings; and such is now the Need which binds them to shift their yester Frameworks of Redeship. The Yore of the nowa King of Great Britain is a Yore of repeated Wounds and Overthrowings, all having in direct Goal the set up of an utter Strongmandom over these Folkdoms. To show this, let Truths be set down to a fair World.
He has asaked his Leave to Laws, the most wholesome and needful for the stately good.
He has forbidden his Leaders to brook Laws of forthwith and thrimping weightiness, unless held back in their work till his leave should be gotten; and when so held back, he has utterly forslacked to heed to them.
He has asaked to leave other Laws for the settlehood of big shires of Folk, unless those folk would give up the right of Forstanding in the Lawmakerbody, a right unforcastsome to them and stalwart to strongmen only.
He has called together lawmakerish bodies at steads outlandish, unfrofor, and far from the shelterhouse of their Stately Ledgers, for the only wish of wearying them into settlehood with his benchmarks.
He has brokeup Lawmarkerish Houses witherhaulingly, for gainstanding with manly fastness his overruns on the rights of the Folk.
He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected, whereby the Lawmakerish Powers, incapable of Wrecking, have returned to the Folk at large for their exercise; the Rike remaining in the mean time exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within.
He has asaked for a long time, after breakups, to make others to be chosen, whereby the Lawmakerish Mights, unoutworksome of wipeouting, have came back to the Folk at big for their work out; the Redeship biding in the half time bare to all the threats of overrun from without, and handfasts within.