The Declaration Of Independence By Thomas Jefferson

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“The United States of America is at its worst,” is a common phrase used among fellow citizens. One may even hear a Democrat say, “I am moving countries if Trump wins the 2016 presidential election.” However, if the country would only look back to the very beginning, back to declaring independence against Great Britain, we would see that we do not have it so bad with the government we have now. When we read The Declaration of Independence, we see many different grievances proposed by Thomas Jefferson to the King of England, a list of the awful things he did to his country. The first grievance given could possibly be the worst because it was a sign that all the following grievances were going to happen. It declares, “He has refused his assent to laws the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.” Some may think, “Why? No one died; nothing was destroyed; nothing terrible occurred.” However, in that first statement, we see that King George stopped caring about his country; he stopped caring about what was best for the public. Government has always been designed for the people, and it just makes sense to “take care of what is yours.” When the government starts looking only to benefit itself, corruption sets in which will eventually lead to the death, destruction, and terrible occurrences mentioned prior. Secondly, it declared, “He has erected a multitude of new offices, and sent hither swarms of officers to harass our people, and eat out their substance.” The King was
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