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  • 2. In this excerpt, from the Declaration of Independence, it is stated that "He" (Ruler of Britain), has refused to act on the rights of a majority population, unless they accept that the right of Representation in the Legislature is taken away from them. This is one of the many reasons why the DOI was written.
  • 1. So, Thomas, I didn't quite understand this paragraph of the DOI,"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."
  • Yes, we did, "He has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies without the Consent of our legislatures." This means that even in times of Peace when we are not at war, the British keep on sending soldiers to the colonies, without our approval
  • Ben, I saw some soldiers here a few days before the DOI was signed, did jot down anything about that in the DOI
  • To clarify, this means that they (The British) have stirred rebellions against us by motivating our own to do so, causing separation, war and death in our colonies. 
  • 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.
  • Yes, it's written down in the DOI, it means that the British government, during times of war, helped colonial captives from the seas, and turned them against their own people. A horrible thing, and another reason for us seeking independence.
  • Remember when the Brits made us join them or kill ourselves
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