At the debate, pitting British barristers against American attorneys, lawyers for the former colonial power argued that America’s Declaration of Independence in 1776 “was not only illegal, but actually treasonable,” according to the BBC.
Thank you captain obvious, would you like to inform the world about something we didn’t already know?
The lawyers representing the British team decided that the Americans had no legal grounds for secession. “[President Abraham] Lincoln made the case against secession and he was right.”
The only reason Mr. Lincoln’s case against succession is correct in your eye is because the Union army won. Had the confederacy won, would you make the case that solidified the right to succession. You’re lack of a case became obvious at the following:
“The grievances listed in the Declaration were too trivial to justify secession,” the British lawyers wrote. “The main one — no taxation without representation — was no more than a wish on the part of the colonists, to avoid paying for the expense of protecting them against the French during seven years of arduous war and conflict.”
Easy for you crumpet eating tea swilling ass hats to come to America and call that no big deal when you and your ancestors were provided the representation. Further that list of grievances is not trival and is a list of actions that grossly neglect and constitute a breach of contract between the government and the governed. Government derives it’s power from the consent of the people, the British lost the consent to the government of the American people. Unexpectedly the British would view this action as treasonous, hence Franklin’s comment:
“We must all hang together or most assuredly we will all hang separately.”
It was well known at the time the British considered that treason. A revolution like that had never happened in the history of the world. The idea that the Declaration could be considered null and void went right out the window when Lord Conwallis surrendered at Yorktown. At that point the Declaration was fully ratified since the British did not have the ability to try and execute us as the treasonous rats they felt us to be.
Take your ball and go home you tea swilling, self-defense hating, morons. For more of my thoughts on the Declaration of Independence, Independence day, and the Lee Resolution, visit the links.
Those barristers are nothing but a bunch of gorramed dough-assed, bad teethed, yellow bellied, crumpet munching morons. You’re just upset cause you got your ass handed to you by a bunch of farmers with pitchforks!
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What confuses me is why they think it matters… So the Revolution was illegal/illegitimate/whatnot… so what? Do they really think we are going to become yet another part of the United Kingdom of Fail? Undo 200+ years of history just because some pissants with cute little letters after their names think we should? Uh, yeah, piss off, mates.
I find that Franklin’s character in 1776 said it best.
“Everyone knows that rebellion is illegal in the third person, such as, ‘Their rebellion.’ It is only legal in the first person, ‘Our rebellion'”.
Yeah if you couldn’t have made that legal argument back then, it’s still just as pointless today.
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