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The Statue of Liberty (Liberty Enlightening the World; French: La Liberté Eclairant le Monde) is a colossal neoclassical sculpture on Liberty Island in New York Harbor in New York City. The copper statue was designed by French sculptor Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi and built by Gustave Eiffel. The statue was dedicated on 28 October 1886. (”Statue of Liberty“, Wikipedia) The Statue of Liberty depicts a robed female figure representing Libertas, the goddess of liberation in ancient Roman mythological symbolism. (The word “libertas”, in Latin, means “liberty”.) She holds a torch above her head, and in her left arm carries a tabula ansata inscribed in Roman numerals with “JULY IV MDCCLXXVI” (July 4, 1776), the date of the US Declaration of Independence. A broken chain lies at her feet — symbolizing the liberation of human society from all forms of tyranny and oppression. Esoterically, the torch of fire symbolizes the Inner Light that shines within the darkness of the collective human consciousness, giving enlightenment (or illumination) to whoever comes near to That and receives the light.

THE U.S. DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE
AND THE U.S. CONSTITUTION

By: Marc Immanuel

Published on: 8 June 2017
[Gregorian Calender]

Last updated on: 30 September 2017

Section 1
THE U.S. DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE

Part 1

On 4 July 1776, the Second Continental Congress of the Thirteen Colonies of the Western Continent [“America, the Americas” (European naming)] officially adopted the document entitled, “The Unanimous Declaration of the Thirteen United States of America” (a.k.a. The US Declaration of Independence), authored primarily by Virginia delegate Thomas Jefferson (with primary influence by writings of Age of Enlightenment political philosophers John Locke and Thomas Paine).

The Continental Congress consisted of delegates chosen by assemblies of the Thirteen Colonies.  That was the initial  body of  delegates which developed into the institution of the United States Congress. Upon the official adoption of the US Declaration of Independence by the initial US Congress on 4 July 1776, the nation-state United States of America (USA, US) was officially founded.

The fundamental basis upon which the United States was founded was the recognition of a fundamental truthAs stated in the Declaration of Independence, that fundamental truth is, that:

All men [contemporary English translation: all human beings] are created equal.”

[In other words: All human beings are naturally and inherently equal in instrinsic value and in natural, inalienable rights (basically, the natural right to live, to live freely, and to pursue happiness).]

Upon that fundamental recognition, the political and legal foundation of the United States of America was stated in the second paragraph of the US Declaration of Indendence — in a section of the Declaration which has been called, the “Immortal Declaration”.

Part 2

Quoting the US Declaration of Independence, the Immortal Declaration (stated in the first six sentences of the second paragraph of the text) is stated as follows:

We hold these truths to be self-evident:

That: All men [contemporary English: all human beings] are created equal.

● That: They are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable [interchangeably spelled, inalienable] rights.

● That: Among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

● That: To secure these rights, governments are instituted among men [contemporary English, human beings], 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.”

The Declaration of Independence of the United States of America
officially adopted by the United States Congress,
4 July 1776

Part 3

That Immortal Declaration, inspired of the Inner Light that illumined 18th century western European society during the Age of Enlightenment, was politically instituted as the political and legal foundation of the constitutional democracy that was officially founded in the Western Continent on 4 July 1776.

Without basis in the Immortal Declaration, no US legal clause, no US legal ruling, and no US executive action has ever had true legal legitimacy.

Not even the US Constitution has ever had legal supremacy above the Immortal Declaration.

The true legal legitimacy of any of the content within the US Constitution and within the totality of US legislative, judicial, and executive actions since 1776 has always been dependent on accordance to the fundamental principle that all human beings are inherently equal (and that, therefore, natural rights are equal for all human beings).

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Section 2
THE U.S. CONSTITUTION

Part 1

The US Government — referring to, the Federal Government of the United States — was officially founded in 1789 upon the US Constitution.

The US Constitution, ratified by the United States in its original form in 1789, is the constitutional charter of the US Federal Government. The US Constitution is the supreme law of the United States. The US Bill of Rights, consisting of the first ten amendments to the Constitution, was added to the Constitution in 1791.

The Constitution and the Bill of Rights were authored primarily by Virginia delegate James Madison (one of the primary “Founding Fathers” of the United States, along with Thomas Paine, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, and others).

All US federal law, in order to be legally legitimate, must be in accordance to the Constitution (as the Constitution, in order to be legally legitimate, must be in accordance to the Declaration of Independence).

Part 2

Since its foundation in 1776, the United States has a long history of violating the declarations, laws, and treaties which its representatives sign and enact into law.

The first document which was violated by the United States was the Declaration of Independence — the very political and legal foundation of the nation.

For one primary example:

The Declaration of Independence was violated when the nation, collectively, chose to maintain the tyranny of colonialist slavery instead of to abolish it from the beginning.

The Declaration of Independence was violated when the US Founding Fathers (with the exception of Thomas Paine) compromised with the tyranny of slavery. The original Constitution legalized, under the federal flag and federal law of the United States, the continuing enslavement of ”black” and mixed-origin semi-“black” persons [persons having genetical origin of the human subgroup indigenous to the geographical continent known as “Africa” (European naming)].

The US nation paid a heavy price for that grave error — the US Civil War (1861-1865). And the US Constitution had to be corrected by the 13th, 14th, and 15th constitutional amendments, immediately following the heavy price that was paid by the nation.

For another primary example:

The Declaration of Independence has, all along, to the present day (as of 2017), been violated by the US foreign policy of imperialism [definition, Merriam-Webster]. Because of that, unfortunately, the US Government now has a long criminal history (accountable, under contemporary international criminal law definitions, for a long series of crimes of aggressionwar crimes, acts of genocide, and crimes against humanity).

During the course of US history, the US Constitution has necessarily been altered through constitutional amendments, and US laws have necessarily evolved (as the collective consciousness of the US citizenry has evolved) — in order that the Constitution and the laws of the nation-state may be brought into greater accordance with the fundamental principle of the nation-state (from which the Constitution and the whole body of US laws derive legal legitimacy).

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Section 3
SOME QUOTES OF PRIMARY U.S. FOUNDING FATHERS

“The World is my country, all mankind are my brethren [contemporary English: all humankind are my brothers and sisters], and to do good is my religion.”

— Thomas Paine
more quotes, Brainy Quote

”Enlighten the people generally, and tyranny and oppressions of body and mind will vanish like evil spirits at the dawn of day.”

— Thomas Jefferson
more quotes, Brainy Quote

”The happiness of society is the end of government.”

— John Adams
more quotes, Brainy Quote

Without freedom of thought, there can be no such thing as wisdom — and no such thing as public liberty without freedom of speech.”

— Benjamin Franklin
more quotes, Brainy Quote

“Liberty may be endangered by the abuse of liberty, but also by the abuse of power.”

— James Madison
more quotes, Brainy Quote

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