The Hypocrisy Of The Declaration Of Independence

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America today owes all its power and glory to a great document written by a great man: The Declaration of Independence. Jefferson is a well-determined, well-educated man who happened to be in the right place at the right time. That time is the time when the Colonies started realizing that they are in fact living under a soul sucking injustice imposed by Great Britain and its tyrant King Georges the third. It is the time when the Colonies realized that a people must only declare their loyalty to a government who cares about their needs and makes legislation as it best suits the people. What they were yet to realize, however, is their personal act of tyranny upon blacks and women, which makes up a great hypocrisy regarding The Declaration itself. …show more content…
The document specifically listed the reasons driving the people to ask for the separation. For example, it states: “He [the King] has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good” (par 3). Even in the most primitive societies, governments are elected to realize the public’s needs, and therefore it makes no sense for the Colonies to remain under the dictatorship of Britain. Also, Britain was trying to limit the Colonies’ contact with the world trade, making its economic position less prominent in the world and less tolerable for the citizens. The document states: “For cutting off our Trade with all parts of the world” (par 18). The straw that broke the camel’s back is believed to be taxation without consultation. At the time, it was only acceptable to impose laws on slaves without consulting with them, and the fact that the King imposed taxes upon the Americans without consultation is an indication that they are in fact being treated as slaves. Also, according to constitutioncenter.org: “The protests were based on a legal principle that only the colonial legislatures had the power to tax residents who had representatives in those legislatures” (250 years ago today). All of this concluded to the fact that the Colonies must obtain independence from the tyrant that is Great …show more content…
As Americans, we owe a lot to this piece of ingenuity and its authors: we owe our gained freedom, our established economy, and our decreed power that we forced upon the world around us. It is astonishing that the great country that is the United States, with all its glory and worldwide power, was only established two hundred and forty years ago. Two hundred and forty years is not a long enough time for American to throw the ideals of Jefferson that appealed for a better life and a better future, where all humans are treated equal. Two hundred and forty years is not a long enough time for Americans to forget that they once lived under the tyranny of a conqueror, and that they must have mercy upon other people and use the power they possess wisely. Nevertheless, it took great bravery for Americans to send such a document to their tyrant, and to establish themselves in such a short time, something that maybe other minorities and countries living under tyranny should probably take as an example, or as a beacon of hope to keep looking towards a better

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