Friday, July 04, 2008


On this day in 1776, a small group of property-holding White men sat down together and drafted a list of complaints against the King of England. They were trying to explain to the rest of the world why they no longer wanted him to govern them. One of the complaints read:

"HE is, at this Time, transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to complete the Works of Death, Desolation, and Tyranny, already begun with Circumstances of Cruelty and Perfidy, scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous Ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized Nation."


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