The opening includes “the Introduction”, or “Preamble” and “an outline of the political philosophy”, in other words, the theory of government. The introduction opens by stating the purpose of the document “to declare the causes that compel the colonists to separate themselves from the British Crown”. It has become necessary for the 13 colonies to separate from Great Britain. These 13 colonies have the right to become a nation as legitimate as any other nation. Additionally, it is important to explain to the public, including those in other nations, why this declaration of independence is being made.
In Document A, the Declaration of the Causes and Necessities of Taking Up Arms, it is written that the American people feel they have been wronged by England because their rights are restricted and wish for these basic rights to happiness and such. With Document B, Thomas Paine writes in Common Sense that to obtain these rights the Americans so desire they must go to war with Britain first to drive Britain out of America so they can have the capacity to make their laws and rights just how they would like. In the words of Thomas Paine, “tis time to part.” In Document E, a letter from Abigail Adams to John Adams, Abigail asked that when making decisions that the political representatives took women into account. She also warned against letting males’ natural tyrannical nature get the best of them in their decision making. Once the Americans got rid of the British, they could move forward and give people their rights.
Washington's Advice on How to be a People “You should cherish a cordial, habitual, and immoveable attachment to your unity... discountenancing and indignantly frowning upon the first dawning of every attempt to alienate any portion of our country from the rest” (Washington paragraph 9). “The basis of our political systems is the right of the people to make and to alter their Constitutions of Government (Farewell paragraph 16). “The policy and the will of one country are subjected to the policy and will of another” (Address paragraph 24). “Inveterate antipathies against particular Nations, and passionate attachments for others, should be excluded” (Washington's Farewell Address paragraph 32). The entire address is filled with advice from Washington that would ensure a perfect lifestyle, but paragraphs 9, 16, 24, and 32, which the quotes above are from, are the ones that stood out the most to me.
* The introduction; this part refers to the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitling the people to assume any type of political independence. * The preamble; this part states that there are certain unalienable rights that government should never violate. Those rights include the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Should those rights be violated and the government fails to protect them, the people have the right to protect those rights themselves by overthrowing the government. * The indictment; it begins by stating the suffering of the American colonies.
Glenn Tinder: Are Human Beings Estranged in Essence? Glenn Tinder in Political Thinking raises such questions needing reconciliation. When presented with Tinder’s questions, I was confronted with overcoming estrangement as a political issue. “Are human beings estranged in essence?” presented the most precedence of all the questions in the book. I view overcoming estrangement as a path towards conformity because overcoming estrangement requires abolishing our freedom and liberty, our free will.
Document I also talks about colonists displeasure towards the British parliament. They claim that they do not have the same rights and privileges as their fellow subjects in Britain and that it is unconstitutional. In 1770 the Boston Massacre took place. An angry mob of colonists threw sticks, stones, and snowballs at British soldiers provoking them to open fire on the innocent colonists, killing many of them. Document B is quoted as saying “The propaganda impact throughout the colonies was profound”.
There is evidence suggesting our elected officials and others are strenuously attempting to weaken the power of the people by conspiracy to overturn the Constitution by the gradual elimination of rights guaranteed to us by this greatest of all document next to the Bible. To support this claim, I would entertain the idea of reading the book “The State vs. the People” by Claire Wolfe and Aaron Zelman if the Court truly believes in its duty to uphold the Constitution of the United
The Declaration of Indpendence Introduction- The purpose of this is that you have the right to remove the governer if he’s abusing his power and you also have the right to say the reasons why you want to remove him. Evidence – “John locke wrote that goverments derive their legitimacy from the consent of the people. People establish goverments to protect their natural right to life,liberty,and porperty. Goverments cannot take away these rights , nor can they violate the social contract under which they govern with the sonsent of the people.” Body 1- The body paragraph is saying how they felt about King George 3 cutting their freedom from just about everything so they got feded up and put a majority of things the tyrant King George 3
In addition, Great Britain forbid them from trading with other countries. All the colonists wanted to do was to live peacefully, prosperously, and to proudly govern themselves. They wanted freedom! Unfortunately, the British would not allow it. In the 1770s vehement colonists were filled with animosity