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Mark Levin, being a disenfranchised Virginian, weighed in on the Virginia ballot fiasco, saying that the compliance rules were changed a month ago and that it is not the fault of the candidates. In fact, he believes the rules were changed to help shove Romney down our throats.

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  • Anonymous

    Sounded like a pretty fair way to accomodate the candidates by extending the time to gather signatures. Wether or not this was done to favor Romney would be hard to prove I think. Really feel bad for the disenfranchised voters.

    • Anonymous

      I’m glad to hear Mark talk about that late rule change because it hasn’t received much attention. It does stink to high heaven.

      Just one more reason not to send the RNC any money. I will continue to send it to specific candidates and DeMint’s conservative fund.

      • Anonymous

        And they wonder why that goofy puppet Rance Pubis is doing so horribly??

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/MVKB24PATKM3BXCRTLD62FUKK4 Richard

    If they changed the rule of the game,Perry will win his case.The people has been deny their choices.What mentality is this,pretty close to tyranny

  • Anonymous

    That’s ridiculous. Newt’s a millionaire. Perry has millions in his campaign coffers.

    What a windbag Levin is.

    • Anonymous

      And what a douche bag you are.

      Where was the Romney scrutiny? He’s worth a quarter of a billion.

      • Anonymous

        Why should I scrutinize Romney….he has nothing to do with it. Maybe you should have listened to Levin before opening your big mouth.

        Grow up child.

        • Anonymous

          The establishment wants Romney, dummy, wake up or shut you pie hole.

          • Anonymous

            Show me some brains…so who’s the establishment that wants Romney? Who fixed it so Newt and Rick couldn’t get their votes in? Name names….and give reasons. Of course Levin doesn’t.

            • Anonymous

              http://www.redstate.com/moe_lane/2011/12/26/did-the-va-gop-change-the-rules-on-primary-ballot-access-in-november-2011/

              No, they changed the requirements mid-campaign. As Levin went on to say, doing this, mid-campaign, amounts to disfranchisement of voters. I support NEITHER Romney nor Paul and I will not sign any “loyalty pledge”. Who the hell do these people think they are?

              The AG has the power to fix this, but the Governor of VA is not allowing it. He’s been offered VP or a spot under the “Romney Administration” and will not right this.

              Shove a candidate down our throats and you will see how badly Romney will lose.

              • Anonymous

                I heard that it was the Lt Gov of VA that has an advisory spot in Romney’s campaign. I will have to read Moe Lane’s diary on the Governor. Sure hope he isn’t right about McDonnell as I’ve always respected him – his stopping a fix on this would leave a sour taste in my mouth.

                • Anonymous

                  Patriot077, I think you will become more and more shocked as the establishment picks off our people. Look what happened with Nikki Haley-I still cannot believe she endorsed Romney.

                  I’m really watching close on who Cain endorses. He’s advertised he wants to be SECDEF, perhaps whomever offers to him first will gain his support.

                  I swear we need to just vote nearly all the Tea Party people out we just voted in, get rid of Boehner, Cantor, McCarthy, and McConnell.

                • Anonymous

                  I wouldn’t mind Santorum in some national security position. It won’t be Cain.

                • Anonymous

                  I agree, I was just being a smart ass. Some of my inputs:

                  Boulton for Sec of State
                  Guliani for Atty General
                  Forbes for Sec of Treasury
                  Christi for Sec of Education
                  Palin for Sec of the Interior
                  Brewer Sec for Homeland Security

                • Anonymous

                  I have fantasy cabinet lists all over my nightstand. All of yours look like mine on one list or another.

                • Anonymous

                  Christie for Education but only til we dismantle it. And Palin for Interior, which includes Energy & Retooled EPA?

                • Anonymous

                  The Tea Party is meaningless. Yes, the adults (like Haley) in the room are making smart choices. The Tea Party clowns have zero power in this process.

                  P.S. You are a jackass.

                • Anonymous

                  LOL…we gave Boehner his job and the GOP its largest majority in 70 years-no power? You are a retard.

                  Sell us out and plan on losing your job. Dummy.

              • Anonymous

                Good link MJS.
                Everyone should read it. Prior to Nov 2011, 10,000 names was automatic certification, not the 15,000 now required. Both Perry & Gingrich submitted in excess of 10k
                (the comments are informative also, but I read only a few of the more than 300!)

        • Constance

          Grow up, child. You don’t even understand basic politics or how campaigns are funded. You aren’t even educated enough to back up your own arguments.

    • Anonymous

      There’s a difference between having a cool mil or here

      Do you know how the real world works, and politics work…

      And being a BILLIONAIRE…

      ask Meg Whitman who spent a huge amount of her own money, which Perry and Newt cannot even match…..

    • Constance

      Uh, no. Your thought process is completely missing. Let’s learn about politics 101 here for a moment. The personal wealth of a candidate has absolutely nothing to do with the campaign wealth of a candidate. Newt Gingrich may be a millionaire, but that doesn’t transfer into his campaign coffer. Newt does not have millions in his coffer. As for Perry, then you have destroyed your own argument. If he has millions available, then why isn’t he on the ballot? Wanna know why? Because VA pulled a stunt. And, I have no doubt that Perry will be put on the ballot.

  • Anonymous

    Agreed. I hope they win in court. I want to cast my vote for Perry here in VA next March and was looking forward to it.

  • http://www.davemacleod.net/ dmacleo

    their DA says he does not want to force a rule change mid campaign when this very rule was put in place mid campaign.
    its a mess.
    and 15,001 signatures with 14k fake will pass while 14,999 with 1k fake fails.
    nice.
    its a mess.

    • Anonymous

      I saw that too and wonder what kind of pressure he found himself up against. He is one heck of an AG, so I bet the creepy crooked GOP was very careful about how they could manage to change the law legally.

    • Anonymous

      Read the rule, it’s not true that 14,999 with 1 fake fails. 14,999 signatures means they will check if there are 10,000 valid signatures. Note that Ron Paul had less than 15,000 signatures but is on the ballet. The only thing that throwing out the new rule will do is force them to validate Romney has 10,000 valid signatures. If it is such a big deal to everyone, then fine, have them validate. It doesn’t help the failure of others though.

      • http://www.davemacleod.net/ dmacleo

        read what I said. if someone has 15,001 they can all be fake as they are not verified.
        under 15 they get verified.
        so if someone turned in 16k fake ones they are on ballot.
        thats a problem.
        and I don’t care what the crazy bastard paul has, hes a disaster I wiil never vote for.
        now don’t go all paulbot on me.

        • Anonymous

          lol…I couldn’t vote for paul either

  • Anonymous

    Of course it was intentional. It shows the Republican Party is now becoming a cheating party also. Are they going to conveniently forget to get the ballots to Afghanistan on time, unfortunately of course.

    I’m sad we live in a country that’s now down to third world tactic elections. Virginia gave us Washington, Jefferson, Adams, and the RPV. It makes my skin crawl. I can’t look at Romney, without viewing him as a total sleaze.

    • Anonymous

      I wouldn’t even want to win under such circumstances. Makes me think Mitt would need his sister to fight the bullies on the playground for him.

    • Anonymous

      We’ve got third world elections all gussied up by state media to look oh so wholesome and all. Won’t be long before the Canadians send in Jimmy Carter to oversee them.

  • http://www.planettron.com NickDeringer

    I’m afraid the joke’s on Mark. Virginia primary isn’t until March 6th Super Tuesday. Romney will have the nomination in the bag by then. He may not win Iowa, but he will win NH. Since 1948 every winner of the NH primary has gone on to be the nominee except for 2.

    That’s why Huntsman made his statement about the Iowa primary: “They pick corn in Iowa, they pick presidents in NH.”

    • Anonymous

      I’m thinking this election isn’t going to be typical but it’s early yet. We’ll just have to see.

      • http://www.planettron.com NickDeringer

        Sure.

    • Anonymous

      Oh, there you have it everyone. NH gets to decide who the President is. All of you other states, forget it. Romney is the nominee. Not by a long shot. He couldn’t get the votes in 2008. He won’t get them now. We don’t want another socialist from the East Coast running this country.

      • http://www.planettron.com NickDeringer

        If the GOP had any spine or brains they’d push for all the primaries to be held on the same day. That way the first 5 primaries would not get to decide who the candidate was and get special treatment because of it.

        History doesn’t repeat, but it sure does rime.

        • K-Bob

          In Australia, the “silly season” is limited to a few short weeks. Kind of like how once baseball playoffs start here, they just go bang-bang. All the money and “actual” campaigning happens in a mad rush. It’s totally do-able, and our unwillingness to chop it short looks silly by comparison, IMO.

          Further, everyone is expected to show up to the polls. I think it’s a requirement of maintaining your voting privileges.

          Despite this, they seem to have fairly even-handed, centrist MPs running the place (over time, at least). It’s kind of like fallout from the Theory of Large Numbers as applied to group consensus.

          Here, when so few vote, the really fringe groups have too much power.

        • Anonymous

          It is always discouraging to see how quickly people flock in the direction of the herd. Endorsements and polls should have no bearing on who you pull the lever for. People need to have some integrity. When Super Tuesday comes, I’ll see who is still on the list and pick the best candidate. Not who people tell me is electable, or who polls better, or who is surging. All these buzz words should fall by the wayside. Anyone who has been paying attention for the past year, should have a pretty good idea who they are voting for by now.

      • Anonymous

        another socialist from the east coast? He’s not from the east coast and I can’t remember when we’ve ever had an east coast socialist in the past become president lol.

        • Anonymous

          Not from the East Coast? Do you know where MA and NH are located on the map?

          • Anonymous

            Yes. I’ve lived there my whole life. He’s from Michigan. Nobody over here has ever considered him a native by any means… not even the people who endorse him. I guess this is one of those times that national and local perceptions are pretty well forked.

  • Anonymous

    Nice job to try to twist the incompetence of Perry and Gingrich to follow the rules into blame of Romney. The 10,000 signature rule has not changed and was well known by everyone, the only change recently was if you got 15,000 they wouldn’t worry about validating all the signatures. Levin is either ignorant or being dishonest, whichever is a poor indictment on the host, not on Romney.

    • Anonymous

      your absolutely right, i like perry but ill say its his own fault for not qualifying, the rules were in place and they should have known about them. I do think the VA rules for getting on the ballot is stupid and hopefully VA will change them in the future.

      • Anonymous

        oh, yes, I should have said the rules hopefully will change in the future…

    • Anonymous

      This was changed in November. You don’t find that the least bit unethical? This is third world stuff. Romney is very corrupt, as is the Lt. Gov. of VA Bill Bolling who is heading up his campaign. They’re both sleazy.

      • Anonymous

        oh so now Romney is corrupt? So its his fault noone else got on the ballot? Stop before you make yourself any more ridiculous than you are now.

        • Anonymous

          NJK’s comments arent ridiculous – Bolling is involved in his campaign. Also he is running against Cucinelli for Gov and has been endorsed by the current Gov. Kinda stinky, ain’t it?

  • Anonymous

    Absolutely intentional, Mr. Levin, absolutely. VGOP wants Romney, same as the RNC. This mess is in the AG’s lap and the courts now. This misdeed by 3 lousy GOPers should serve as a wakeup call for all states.
    What is the worst kept secret in America? The republicans and democrats rig elections and if their guy doesn’t win, they use the courts to overturn the peoples will. Ask the good folks in Wisconsin.

  • Anonymous

    Just to offer my 2 cents, Levin has no idea what he is talking about but his usual whining. These VA laws have always been in place, they are tough but its not like the candidates never knew about the 10,000/400 signatures. The only change made was that if they got 15,000 signatures, they wouldnt be subjected to verification on all of them, and it looks like romney was the only one to take advantage of it. While I think virginia should put the other candidates on the ballot because nobody wants to pick from only romney or paul, it is up to virginia. Virginia should definitley change their laws after this, but the blame is squarely on the candidates for either not trying or waiting until the last minute. Organization really does matter, which is something I credit romney and paul camps for being well organized.

    • Anonymous

      Mark Levin is very close to Ken Cuccinelli. Mark also lives in Virginia and has his own legal foundation there, The Landmark Legal Foundation.
      http://www.landmarklegal.org/DesktopDefault.aspx

      He knows exactly what he’s talking about. He’s also a Constitutional Scholar and knows the law.
      And Romney and Paul are proper nouns and should be capitalized. So should Virginia. Go back to school and learn your grammar, and then you can dictate the election laws of Virginia.

      By the way, Mitt Romney is looking sleazier by the day. I was going to vote for him in 2008. I wouldn’t touch him now, knowing what I know about him.

      Gave cars to welfare recipients in MA with AAA memberships. He allowed them to keep those cars even if they went off of welfare.

      Socialized medicine.

      And this.
      http://www.redstate.com/repair_man_jack/2011/10/18/mitt-romney-and-the-advice-of-evil-men/

      Virginia is resorting to third world election strategy. They’re taking a page right out of Hugo Chavez and Zero’s playbook. Have your opponents removed from the ballot, if you are afraid you can’t beat them honestly. My guess is Ron Paul will win VA if this isn’t straightened out.

      • Anonymous

        Why do you keep on making excuses? Who’s fault is it if they didn’t come up with signatures required? They knew about it. You and Levin need to stop whining. VA needs to change their laws but that is up to VA. You don’t wait until the last minute to do something like obtaining valid signatures.

        • Anonymous

          You don’t change the law a month ahead of the deadline either. (They didn’t know about it in time to meet the higher number) They had enough for automatic certification until the GOP changed the requirement. No skin off my nose except it’s really hard to swallow any GOP organization resorting to such dishonest tactics.

          • Anonymous

            10,000 signatures, its always been like that and they knew about it, what are you talking about?

            • Anonymous

              They changed it from 10,000 required for automatic certification to 15,000 required for automatic certification. In Nov 2011. The redstate diary linked above has thorough explanation and many links. The comments are also very informative.

      • Anonymous

        Boy it has been a long two weeks without Mark!!!

        • Anonymous

          I have missed him myself!

      • Anonymous

        You were going to vote for him in 2008 but now you won’t because he is getting sleazier by the day? And your evidence is RomneyCare, Abortion, and Welfare decisions? How is this news to you? This isn’t what have you done for me lately. This is all stuff from over 10 years ago. Seems like nothing has really changed since you wanted to vote for him in 2008. It’s not like this is new stuff.

        • Anonymous

          No, my evidence of him getting sleazier by the day is what’s going on in VA. And if you read the article from Redstate above, you will see of his association with John Holdren. You can’t call yourself a Conservative and keep company with someone as nuts as Holdren.

    • Anonymous

      Not quite. Until Nov, it took only 10,000 signatures to be automatically certified. Both Perry & Gingrich turned in more than that.

      • Anonymous

        yeah 10,000 valid signatures…newt admitted he had some fraud in his signatures….you gotta trust the people who work or you, newt in a last minute scramble paid volunteers a dollar per signature, it didn’t work.

  • Anonymous

    Tea Party guy says no one’s going to support Romney. Oh well.

    http://www.mediaite.com/tv/tea-party-nation-founder-the-tea-party-will-never-rally-behind-mitt-romney/

    Salt Lake city can fund all of Romney’s campaign.

    • Anonymous

      I actually just read somewhere about a independence hall tea party group endorsed romney today

      • puma_for_life

        The DC teaparty founder just endorsed Ron Paul.

      • Anonymous

        Fools if they did.

  • $18772041

    I will not vote for Romneycare.

    The GOP must not need my vote because they are anti-conservative, pro-Obama and I am neither.

  • Anonymous

    Sigh…

    Does any of this really matter at this point? The race has been a series of trial balloons, popped by cluelessness, incompetence or impropriety … and it just keeps getting more and more depressing by the day. The fact that we’re even considering someone like Paul (Santorum or Bachmann) when this country is at such an extreme low point only adds insult to injury. I’ve heard of scraping the bottom of the barrel, but it’s just getting ridiculous. It just shows how desperate we’ve become.

    As if that weren’t bad enough, we now have the Senate GOP and House GOP fighting to snuff out what little enthusiasm we have left from 2010 (which, somehow, feels likes a lifetime ago).

    I’m just feeling really Eeyore-ish right now.

  • Anonymous

    Just another McCainism (trick) by the Republican elite. This time, the Republican Party can stick it Virginia. Let in your guy and a chimpanzee.

    This is what the Republican machine is about. The Republican machine gave away California to the commie scum years ago. When we are done with them, this Republican machine must be left with the other trash of history- the obamacrats.

    • Anonymous

      Nice to see those particular words did not fail you.

  • Anonymous

    Let Ron Paul win Virginia. I’d stay home in protest. The elections tainted there now, along with Romney.

  • Anonymous

    I knewit!! I just knew there was something fishy about the whole thing!!

  • Anonymous

    I really did think the people of Virginia were more intelligent that to allow for something like this to happen….they should be embarrassed.

  • Anonymous

    There is only one party – two arms. DC is is absolutely corrupt. They choose the candidates. Reagan was a major exception. Just look at the scat trail they have left before him and since him.

    The Tea Party movement was what the political establishment fears most – the people figuring out that the game is rigged and corrupt. Because whatever happens, only WE can change anything, not we the republicans, or we the democrats – just We the People.

    We have to stop all of our rationalizing about electability. Put aside all our fears about choosing just the right one to beat Obama. We have to nominate the candidate that will represent us and fight the political establishment.

    Did we learn nothing form the 2010 House? The Republicans have done nothing but cut deals with Obama and marginalize the people’s freshmen.

    WE WILL NOT BE ALLOWED ANOTHER CHANCE. The trap is almost closed. This is why the desperation to place Romney. Romney will not roll back Obamacare, the Patriot act, any of the illegal or un-Constitutional executive orders and regulations. As Scott Brown did in the Senate, Romney will do in the White House. It is the same game – the same players.

    Romney is clean up – to trim the loose ends and close the trap on us. Gingrich can be controlled.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Bill-Redder/100000544267578 Bill Redder

    That Romney named Virgina’s Lt. Gov Bill Bolling as his campaign chairman only adds to the stank all over this thing.

  • Anonymous

    So, Mark has agreed with me this was nothing more than to ensure a Romney win. It’s not going to work though.

  • Anonymous

    If Romney gets the nomination and loses, the RNC will be over in addition to the country!

  • Anonymous

    Excellent Mark. I wasn’t aware of these facts. Where was the press? No one else spoke about this! Not too nice and I shant forget it.

  • Steven

    This is exactly what I’ve said. Romney is corrupt. If he gets the nomination we will be screwed. I said exactly what Mark said when the news first came out that Perry and Gingrich were conveniently denied ballot access in Virginia to the benefit of Romney. It’s obvious that this particular contest was stolen for Romney, because Super Tuesday will have many primaries in which Romney will not do well, especially in the South. The Establishment essentially have gift wrapped Virginia to Romney.

    It’s amazing that people don’t understand the extent these people will go to keep the status quo. The extent these people will go to deny a true conservative, even a relatively conservative candidate like Santorum, the reigns of power at the top.

    We The People must wake up and take control of this process once and for all and get a conservative in the White House to end the corruption that is going to bankrupt this country. We The People can no longer abide by these games played on us by the political Establishments to keep the gravy train going in Washington. If you care about this nation and it’s future vote for Anybody but Romney and Ron Paul!

  • Anonymous

    Some here like to say Newt is establishment, well this shows you how much the DC and RINO establishemnt like Newt. They *always* hated Newt at the country clubs and Ivy Leagues and cocktail parties.(same people that hated Reagan by the way)
    I have to say, props to Romney, I didn’t think he could be so crooked, he must have studied the Chicago style of politics. At least he IS ready for obama.

    • Anonymous

      Romney & Scott Brown function from organs donated from the late Ted Kenedy(RIP)

  • Anonymous

    Its moments like these were its impossible to tell the parties apart. Folks we need a neither option.

  • Anonymous

    I didn’t know about the rule change coming after the signatures had already been being collected. That says a lot about it being intentional. However, both Democrat and Republican attorneys are trying to get it reversed because it’s wrong.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000350977933 James Huffman

    It is a damned shame that the “powers that be” feel the need to push one candidate over they other.Purely because they KNOW they can “get things” from the single candidate they push.It’s called “We the People” no longer matter it’s what the party wants that counts .Doesn’t matter if it’s Newt this time it might be anout Obama in the near future.Because the nest obama will let the “powers that be” push him around in order to form their issues with out being seen.
    IF we allow this to keep happening our Nation,or Constitution, our Country will no longer be what our founders fought for.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Chris-Dias/1680711668 Chris Dias

    I don’t know, I’m following your lead big guy Mark.

  • Constance

    I’ve been waiting to hear from Levin on this issue, since I knew he lived there. And, I thought so… I thought it seemed a wee bit suspicious. Now, I know. This makes me sick. It also makes me more opposed to Romney than I was five minutes ago. He’s got to go.

    • http://www.facebook.com/scott.l.ballard Scott Loyd Ballard

      All this show is that Perry and Newt are incompetant. Newt has admitted this- he had a staffer that collected bogus signatures. So it wasnt that he was unaware, it was that he hired an oaf.

    • Anonymous

      Same here, Constance. Another thing Levin said that I’ve always thought myself is that he isn’t convinced Romney would do what needs to be done to dismantle the big gov’t machine.

      I just don’t believe he would repeal 0-care (he has actually said he likes parts of it!!!) or the federal agencies that are bleeding us dry through regulations. And the establishment GOP would not want him to kill their golden geese. All that regulation means special interests are getting their pound of flesh in the process.

  • Anonymous

    Hopefully, the Perry and Gingrich supporters will vote for Ron Paul, just to deny Romney the delegates.

    • Anonymous

      My hope would be that VA will revert to the law that existed before they changed it at the last minute. Having more candidates on the ballot would be fair for “we the people”, and that’s what counts.

  • http://twitter.com/luvmy3suns Melodi Westergren

    Georgette Mosbacher, top GOP official and bundler, in late October “We do not consider Perry a factor….We know who our candidate will be”. Enough said.

    • Anonymous

      You’re right. Virginia is corrupt. Since I haven’t heard from the Governor, I have to wonder about him now.

  • Anonymous

    Where the heck is Virginia AG Cuccinelli on this? Last I heard, he was going to reverse this fiasco but at the last minute, retreated. The man has been a heroic warrior with his involvement against Obamacare by leading the multi-state lawsuit against that monstrosity. He also happens to be a good friend of Levin’s, so this last-minute decision to leave the recently-changed rules alone is a real head-scratcher. It’s been reported that he apparently based his decision on his concern for the “ballot integrity” of both Romney and Paul’s respective campaigns. In other words, tacitly allowing the political side-lining of a mostly conservative field in order to protect the campaigns of an unprincipled, opportunistic chameleon and a rabid conspiracy theorist. WTF?? Stories like this are absolutely sickening – just further proof of the GOP establishment using its enormous power to destroy conservatives while pressuring others to assist them.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Brian-Pendell/100000790966869 Brian Pendell

    I’m a Virginia Republican, and I would be satisfied if they would give us write-ins. That would solve no end of trouble. As it is, I won’t be voting in the primary this year. In the general, I’ll vote for the best qualified Republican even if I have to write him in.

  • http://www.facebook.com/scott.l.ballard Scott Loyd Ballard

    The class envy levin shows here is sickening- I thought liberals hate “billionares”.

  • http://www.facebook.com/scott.l.ballard Scott Loyd Ballard

    And the conspiracy theories here are nuts. I wasn’t aware there was a large population of Romney lovers infiltrating the highest levels of VA. You’re dead to me, Levin

  • Anonymous

    Virginia is full of lobbyists (legalized bribery.) They want Romney.

    Mitt Romney A President of the lobbyists, by the lobbyists, for the lobbyists.

    We no longer have fair and free elections. We are no longer the United States of America.

    If we can’t seize this country back from these thieves maybe it’s time to leave the union. If they want to try to establish their utopia let them. Those that want there country back, do not need to go with them. We still have our Constitution.

    One thing we will need to do is lock our borders from them, though. Truthfully, I can’t take living with these criminals anymore. They’re constantly plotting, stealing, passing new unconstitutional laws in the middle of the night, or on days when they think people aren’t looking. Sound familiar.

    From the Declaration of Independence.

    “He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.

    He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.

    He 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.

    He 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 his measures.

    He has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people.

    He 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 mean time exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within.

    He has endeavoured to prevent the population of these States; 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.

    He has obstructed the Administration of Justice, by refusing his Assent to Laws for establishing Judiciary powers.

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

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

    He has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies without the Consent of our legislatures.

    He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil power.

    He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation:

    For Quartering large bodies of armed troops among us:
    For protecting them, by a mock Trial, from punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States:
    For cutting off our Trade with all parts of the world:
    For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent:
    For depriving us in many cases, of the benefits of Trial by Jury:
    For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offences
    For abolishing the free System of English Laws in a neighbouring Province, establishing therein an Arbitrary government, and enlarging its Boundaries so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute rule into these Colonies:
    For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws, and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments:
    For suspending our own Legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever.

    He has abdicated Government here, by declaring us out of his Protection and waging War against us.

    He has plundered our seas, ravaged our Coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people.

    He 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 Head of a civilized nation.

    He has constrained our fellow Citizens taken Captive on the high Seas to bear Arms against their Country, to become the executioners of their friends and Brethren, or to fall themselves by their Hands.

    He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian 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 Prince whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.”

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    I would like to congratulate the Republicans Party for officially destroying themsleves – great work reince priebus, eric cantor, john boehner, mitch mcconnell, jon kyl, kevin mccarthy, and the rest of the RINO leadership, as you are all merely democRat-light. 2010 was your LAST CHANCE. They can’t even get organized enough to be beat an inferior version of Jimmy Carter. I HOPE that I am wrong; but if I am right – then Republicans did this to themselves AND they are officially DONE; enter third party (tea party, Conservative, Libertarian, Independent, or a combination of the four).