Running head: A DECLARATION: FREEDOM AND THE RIGHTS OF MAN
A Declaration: Freedom and the Rights of Man
A DECLARATION: FREEDOM AND THE RIGHTS OF MAN
This project concerns the insult on the American society by their government and the attack the freedoms and rights granted them in the Constitution. The paper touches in the top concerns of citizens by mentioning and explaining specific points of the offensive set forth by the government. Explanations of tyranny by use of regulations, out of control spending, executive privilege, and taxation. With a overwhelming regulatory environment, sixteen (16) trillion dollars in federal debt, and overrides of the Constitution, creates a non-freedom friendly environment.
A DECLARATION: FREEDOM AND THE RIGHTS OF MAN
3 A Declaration: Freedom and the Rights of Man
In the course of history, it occasionally becomes necessary to dissolve one’s democratic ties to another. Governments are established by citizens, to protect the rights of man from the disastrous reign of tyranny. Throughout time, tyrants, thieves of the rights of nature and man, and pirates of God’s will, have relinquished the civil liberties of their citizens. Tyranny becoming absolved by others is not without consequence of apology and the vindication of the autocratic acts committed by one on another. When such events occur, men create new governments, in place of old, and start anew in the hopes of greater welfare for fellow man. Self-evident truths, as stated in the document from which this document is derived (The Declaration of Independence), entrusts man with the rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness from his Creator. Presently, the government of the United States and its President aspire to transcend their roles to uphold the Constitution, by instead rewriting it, in the assurance of felicity for citizens. Such heinous acts renders the Constitution debilitated as the supreme law of the land. Thus, warranted acts for the change of structure and power are a reality. Grievances
The United States and its government is not a complete failure in structure, but is corrupt from within. The government bureaucrats and politicians have given into the corruption of bribery, lobbyist legislation, advantageous policy in domestic and foreign affairs that led to their betterment. This nearsightedness, caused by such corruption, has resulted in the incessant inability of the Congress and the President to solve the paramount issues at hand. The government of the United States continually limits the rights and extends its power granted in the Constitution. The most noteworthy of the exaggeration of hegemony are executive privilege, A DECLARATION: FREEDOM AND THE RIGHTS OF MAN
4 regulations, uncontrollable spending, and taxation.
The use of executive powers by the President is a prime example of the exaggeration of power. President Barack Obama signed 147 executive orders since taking the office, but this use of executive privilege is not just a new concept (Presidential Executive Orders). President Bill Clinton and President George W. Bush used executive orders during their respective administrations, a combined, 655 times (Presidential Executive Orders). Executive privilege is controversial, most strict constitutionalists believe that the Constitution grants no such power, while those who have set in the oval office claim such power is vital to the presidency. The controversy stems form some of the power exercised when an executive order is issued. President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed executive order 9066 which discriminated against Japanese Americans. This led to years of discrimination for this group for years. Other controversial orders were made by President George W. Bush to combat terrorism after 9/11 (HowStuffWorks). But, the most...
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