Are you tired of being controlled by a British tyrant? Do you want to own your own rights and freedom? Let’s separate from England for good!

In the Declaration of Independence, it lists many grievances, or complaints. The 14th grievance states: “For Quartering large bodies of troops among us:”. After we rebelled against the Tea Act, England made an additional law that forced us colonists to house British soldiers. We didn’t like this because we had to provide shelter and food for people we despise and don’t want to be controlled by! We shouldn’t have to spare food or host unwanted guests unless we want to!

Famous firebrand Samuel Adams supports separating from England. He states; “Among the natural rights of the colonists are these: first a right to life, second to liberty, and thirdly to property; together with the right to defend them in the best manner they can.”  He's talking about protecting our natural rights, saying that we should defend them in any way that is necessary. The king is threatening to take away our rights, and we need to stand up and protect them!

Another grievance declares: “For cutting off trade with all parts of the world:” England passed the Navigation Acts to not allow us to sell to other countries besides England. This was because England only wanted more money. We want to sell goods for the best price, and England did not offer a lot of money for our goods because we could only sell to them, and we had no choice. So, we didn’t get as much money as we could have. That’s a crime!

Sam Adams's views on freedom are very powerful. He says; “It does not take a majority to prevail...but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires in the minds of men.” What he means is that only a small number of people are needed to keep the fire of hope burning in people's hearts and minds, or in this case, hope would be the idea of freedom.

The document itself that declares America's separation from England, the Declaration of Independence, states: “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.” This means that America wants to split up with the government, take back our rights, and will explain why we are separating. The Declaration of Independence is declaring independence from England, so let’s join them!

One grievance, the 24th grievance, clearly says: “He has plundered our seas, ravaged our coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people.” Our economy in New England revolves around fishing, and England has fished so much in the waters that there are little fish left to make a living. They set fire to Concord when they found out the weapons they had come for had been taken away, and they shot and killed 5 colonists in Boston. We hated this! We need fish to make a living, had homes in Concord, and we could have been shot and/or killed by British soldiers!

Another part of the Declaration of Independence talks about the rights that England has taken away from us; “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.” Our congressmen have declared independence! They tell the king of England that they have rights, and those rights cannot be taken away from them, but England doesn't seem to think so, and quite frankly, England has taken away our rights! Join us in the separation from the brutal tyrant!

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