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The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America,
Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes;
He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.
He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected;
He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil power.
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 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,
He has plundered our seas, ravaged our Coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people.