Can an Older Generation Learn From a Younger?

Let it be, let it be…

IN REFERENDUM, June 23, 2016

The decision of the people of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland;

When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

That to secure these rights Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.

Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.

Such has been the patient sufferance of these Islands; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present European Union is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these lands. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.

The EU has refused Assent to our Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.

It has forbidden our Elected Parliament to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till its Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, it has utterly neglected to attend to them.

It has refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of Representation in the Legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only.

It has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their public Records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with its measures.

It has ignored and denigrated our Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness its invasions on the rights of the people.

It has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected; whereby the Legislative powers, incapable of Annihilation, have returned to the People at large for their exercise; the State remaining in the meantime exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within.

It has endeavoured to change the population of these Islands; for that purpose obstructing the Laws for Naturalization of Foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migrations hither, and raising the conditions of new Appropriations of Lands.

It has obstructed the Administration of Justice, by refusing its Assent to Laws for establishing autonomous Judiciary powers.

It has made Judges dependent on its Will alone, for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.

It has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people, and eat out their substance.

It has imposed upon us a hideous and parasitical bureaucracy without granting us right of redress.

It has affected to render our Executive independent of and superior to the will of the people.

It has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our lands, and previously unacknowledged by our laws; giving its Assent to such Acts of pretended Legislation:

For Quartering large bodies of malignant invaders among us:

For protecting them, by a mock Trial, from appropriate punishment for any crimes which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these Islands:

For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent:

For depriving us in many cases, of the benefits of Trial by Jury constituted solely of our own:

For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offences.

For enabling and encouraging the abolishment of the free System of British governance in a neighbouring Province, establishing therein an Arbitrary government, and enlarging its legislative Boundaries so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same rule into these other Provinces:

For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws, and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments:

For abrogating our own Legislatures and declaring itself invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever.

It has plundered our seas, ravaged our industries, changed the ancient culture of our towns and destroyed the lives of our people.

It is at this time transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the leaders of a civilized continent.

It has constrained the minds of our young people to bear ideological Arms against their own, to become the executioners of their friends and Brethren, or to fall themselves by their Hands.

It has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless barbarian Savages, whose known rule of warfare is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.

In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Legislative whose character is thus marked by every act which may define Tyranny, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.

Nor have We been wanting in attentions to our Continental brethren. We have warned them from time to time of attempts by their legislature to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us. We have reminded them of the circumstances of our origin and settlement here. We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the ties of our common kindred to disavow these usurpations which would inevitably interrupt our connections and correspondence. They too have been deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces our Separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, Enemies in War, in Peace Friends.

We, therefore, the native electorate of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, in Referendum assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Islands, solemnly publish and declare, that the United Kingdom, and of Right, shall be a Free and Independent State; that we are Absolved from all Allegiance to the European Union, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent nation, we have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do. And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honour.

With thanks to the Founding Fathers of the United States of America for their wisdom and for their example.

— Seneca III, Middle England, this 21st day of February in the year of our Lord 2016.

For links to previous essays by Seneca III, see the Seneca III Archives.

25 thoughts on “Can an Older Generation Learn From a Younger?

  1. Greetings

    Excellent. Please provide the list of grievances in modern vernacular so that it may be available for modern purposes.

    Please also provide a citation for the article to assist those who wish to quote it (e.g. for university papers)


  2. I hope that the UK doesn’t owe any money to the banksters, else they will be foreclosed upon as soon as this declaration of independence is ratified

    • How many battalions have the “Banksters”? How many bombers in their air force? Fighter planes?
      How large is the “Bankster” navy? Carriers? Submarines?
      Foreclosure might be a bit of a problem.

      An actual, established, REAL sovereign nation (like the UK) has all these things and more.

      (AND might I suggest MUSKETS for the rank and file of citizenry?)

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  3. Well, us Yanks would love to see you guys take a page out of our playbook.

    It’s a damn good playbook. And the company would be welcome.

    And after all, you guys are our cultural cousins, if not siblings.

    Hang in and be bold. The hour is late.

  4. I have always maintained that the Declaration of Independence was a declaration to the world and not just to England alone. Setting forth Gods will for mankind, upon this planet as a whole, that rights are God given and no one man is greater than another and these rights cannot be taken away, they are unalienable.
    If anyone truly believes this Declaration then both Communism and Socialism would have to be undone wherever it was found and replaced with God’s golden rule of
    “Do unto others as you would have others do unto you”

    • Sure it’s a declaration to the world, but it seems that nobody else in the world can really be expected to buy into the idea that the divine right of kings should be replaced with the divine right of the individual. It’s especially true when the idea of God is trashed based on “scientific” philosophizing and the only god anyone believes in is the “humanist” concept of the state as God or, worse, a human dictator as God.

      Real science would ignore the ridiculous issue of whether it’s possible to prove the physical existence of God, which is a red herring, and would study the large scale effects of not only belief in God but specific beliefs about God. We can “prove” that belief in God and beliefs about God exist and sufficiently objective people could study the effects of the beliefs we know exist. Those with a de facto religious belief that a government must always be considered the highest power in a society would be unable to study this in any meaningful way.

      So the two things that most interfere with anyone understanding or believing in the Declaration of Independence are: 1) materialist/humanist belief in the state as the closest thing that exists to a God, and 2) the divine right of kings where the state is God’s representative on earth.

  5. How to destroy a legally constituted political party – by order of the State :

    Please bear in mind Britain First walked through the former English town of Luton, Bedfordshire carrying a couple of Christian crosses. Racially, religiously, verbally and physically abused by the local muslims, Paul Golding and Jayda Fransen were arrested by Bedforshire Police for “wearing a political uniform” (a green anorak with the Britain First logo on it). Bail condition set by police and endorsed by magistrates on appeal include virtual house arrest (not part of the legal system) and attendance at a police station every Saturday until May. No muslims were arrested for the documented abuse. Appeal to the High Court before a judge will cost £10,000 minimum. So much for our once great legal system.

    • Ever hear of CIVIL DISOBEDIANCE??
      (Hint: it works when used by LARGE NUMBERS of citizens.)

      Try it. You’ll like it.

  6. A suggested song for your revolution, transatlantic friends:

    To the chief Musician, A Psalm or Song of David.

    1 Let God arise, and scatterèd
    let all his en’mies be;
    And let all those that do him hate
    before his presence flee.

    2 As smoke is driv’n, so drive thou them;
    as fire melts wax away,
    Before God’s face let wicked men
    so perish and decay.

    3 But let the righteous be glad:
    let them before God’s sight
    Be very joyful; yea, let them
    rejoice with all their might.

    4 To God sing, to his name sing praise;
    extol him with your voice,
    That rides on heav’n, by his name Jah,
    before his face rejoice.

    5 Because the Lord a father is
    unto the fatherless;
    God is the widow’s judge, within
    his place of holiness.

    6 God doth the solitary set
    in fam’lies: and from bands
    The chain’d doth free; but rebels do
    inhabit parched lands.

    7 O God, what time thou didst go forth
    before thy people’s face;
    And when through the great wilderness
    thy glorious marching was;

    8 Then at God’s presence shook the earth,
    then drops from heaven fell;
    This Sinai shook before the Lord,
    the God of Israel.

    9 O God, thou to thine heritage
    didst send a plenteous rain,
    Whereby thou, when it weary was,
    didst it refresh again.

    10 Thy congregation then did make
    their habitation there:
    Of thine own goodness for the poor,
    O God, thou didst prepare.

    11 The Lord himself did give the word,
    the word abroad did spread;
    Great was the company of them
    the same who published.

    12 Kings of great armies foiled were,
    and forced to flee away;
    And women, who remained at home,
    did distribute the prey.

    13 Though ye have lien among the pots,
    like doves ye shall appear,
    Whose wings with silver, and with gold
    whose feathers covered are.

    14 When there th’ Almighty scatter’d kings,
    like Salmon’s snow ’twas white.
    15 God’s hill is like to Bashan hill,
    like Bashan hill for height.

    16 Why do ye leap, ye mountains high?
    this is the hill where God
    Desires to dwell; yea, God in it
    for aye will make abode.

    17 God’s chariots twenty thousand are,
    thousands of angels strong;
    In’s holy place God is, as in
    mount Sinai, them among.

    18 Thou hast, O Lord, most glorious,
    ascended up on high;
    And in triumph victorious led
    captive captivity:

    Thou hast received gifts for men,
    for such as did rebel;
    Yea, ev’n for them, that God the Lord
    in midst of them might dwell.

    19 Blessed be the Lord, who is to us
    of our salvation God;
    Who daily with his benefits
    us plenteously doth load.

    20 He of salvation is the God,
    who is our God most strong;
    And unto God the Lord from death
    the issues do belong.

    21 But surely God shall wound the head
    of those that are his foes;
    The hairy scalp of him that still
    on in his trespass goes.

    22 God said, My people I will bring
    again from Bashan hill;
    Yea, from the sea’s devouring depths
    them bring again I will;

    23 That in the blood of enemies
    thy foot imbrued may be,
    And of thy dogs dipped in the same
    the tongues thou mayest see.

    24 Thy goings they have seen, O God;
    the steps of majesty
    Of my God, and my mighty King,
    within the sanctuary.

    25 Before went singers, players next
    on instruments took way;
    And them among the damsels were
    that did on timbrels play.

    26 Within the congregations
    bless God with one accord:
    From Isr’el’s fountain do ye bless
    and praise the mighty Lord.

    27 With their prince, little Benjamin,
    princes and council there
    Of Judah were, there Zabulon’s
    and Napht’li’s princes were.

    28 Thy God commands thy strength; make strong
    what thou wrought’st for us, Lord.
    29 For thy house at Jerusalem
    kings shall thee gifts afford.

    30 The spearmen’s host, the multitude
    of bulls, which fiercely look,
    Those calves which people have forth sent,
    O Lord our God, rebuke,

    Till ev’ry one submit himself,
    and silver pieces bring:
    The people that delight in war
    disperse, O God and King.

    31 Those that be princes great shall then
    come out of Egypt lands;
    And Ethiopia to God
    shall soon stretch out her hands.

    32 O all ye kingdoms of the earth,
    sing praises to this King;
    For he is Lord that ruleth all,
    unto him praises sing.

    33 To him that rides on heav’ns of heav’ns,
    which he of old did found;
    Lo, he sends out his voice, a voice
    in might that doth abound.

    34 Strength unto God do ye ascribe;
    for his excellency
    Is over Israel, his strength
    is in the clouds most high.

    35 Thou’rt from thy temple dreadful, Lord;
    Isr’el’s own God is he,
    Who gives his people strength and pow’r:
    O let God blessed be.

    It’s from the Scottish Psalter. Cromwell’s Ironsides sang another metrical version of Psalm 68 when they went into battle.

    And it’s as British as you can get.

  7. BRAVO! GREAT ARTICLE. What I can never figure out though is why the British, who have so much going for them, didn’t follow our example and declare a constitution like ours years ago.

  8. The British do have a constitution, and they have had one much longer than you. They just do not let it restrict them to the mores of the past. If the people of the present want to alter it to better suit changing circumstances they simply instruct their servants in Parliament to alter it. And no Parliament may bind its successor.

    When a standing army negated the need to summon a citizen militia in times of emergency, the British would have instructed their Parliament to remove from the citizenry the right to bear arms, for reasons which should be quite apparent to most.

    • “They just do not let it restrict them”

      That’s the problem right there. The whole purpose of a constitution is to restrict them. If it doesn’t do that then it’s worthless, nothing more than a mission statement.

      The US constitution can be amended but the threshold is set very high. Most often it is just eroded by Supreme Court case law.

      A standing army does not negate the need to organize a militia since the militia serves as a deterrent to what would otherwise have to reach the threshold for a pitchfork rebellion (which happens when it is believed that the “king” has lost his divine mandate).

      Again, someone is implying the European “divine right of kings” assumption rather than the American “divine right of the citizens”. This is an underlying cultural assumption that is very difficult for people to become aware of enough to even think about, much less question. It mostly comes up gun control discussions but it affects other things such as what the believed purpose of a constitution is.

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