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America gains our 51st member this summer, when we declare the official statehood of Columbia on our nations birthday. What greater celebration can we imagine, than to see our fellow Americans graduate to the full share of freedom and liberty, enjoyed by all citizens of the United States?
Let all of Freedoms faithful gather to witness the Mayor and City Council of the District of Columbia announce, before God and the nation, acceptance of Libertys promise. On July 4th, 2011, Americas grand union expands once again with the inauguration of Governor and Legislature to the great State of Columbia.

On this great day, the Government of Columbia shall issue the following:
In Congress, July 4, 2011.
The Unanimous Declaration of the People and Government of Columbia:
We, the People of Columbia, judge it necessary to transform the political bands that connected us with each other, and to assume among the powers of this great Nation, the separate and equal station to which the Laws and Principles of Citizenship entitle us. Our duty to fellow Citizens demands we declare the causes which provoked us to graduate into the fullness of Statehood.
We hold these truths as self-evident, that all human beings are born equal, endowed by our Creator with certain unalienable rights, which include the promises of Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. We, the People, institute governments among ourselves to guard and protect these rights, creating just powers from the consent of the governed. Whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends, it summons our right as the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute a new government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to us shall seem most likely to secure and nurture our safety and happiness.
Prudence dictates that governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience shows that people are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right ourselves by abolishing the forms to which we grew accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object, evinces a design to reduce us under absolute despotism, it is our right, it is our duty, to throw off such government, and to provide new guards for their future security. Such was the patient sufferance of this colonized people; and such is now the necessity which forces us to alter our former systems of government. The history of the Federal Governments Colonial System overflows with repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over the People of Columbia. To prove this, let facts be submitted to a candid world.
The Colonial System refused its assent to the Laws of Columbia, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.
The Colonial System forbade the Government of Columbia to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation until Federal assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, the Federal Regime utterly neglected to attend to our Laws.
The Colonial System denied the People of Columbia the right of representation within the federal legislature, a right cherished by all citizens of our union.
The Colonial System obstructed the administration of Justice, by refusing recognition of Columbias authority to establish independent judiciary powers.
The Colonial System repressed the freedom of Columbias Citizens to select our own judges and prosecutors for the enforcement of Columbias Laws.
The Colonial System made judges dependent on Federal will alone, for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.
The Colonial System erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people, and eat out their substance.
The Colonial System rendered the Police independent of and superior to the Civil power.
The Colonial System subjected us to a jurisdiction outside of our control, and unacknowledged by our laws:
For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent:
For depriving us the benefits of an independent health code:
For imprisoning our citizens without our Consent:
For rejecting the free System of American Laws in Columbia, establishing herein an arbitrary government:
For trading away our right to self-determination, abolishing our most valuable Laws, and dictating fundamentally the Form of our Government:
For disregarding our own Legislature, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever.
The Colonial System abdicated Government here, by declaring us inferior and waging constant aggression against us.
The Colonial System watched an epidemic run rampant, while it held the tools to treatment as hostages in federal partisan conflict.
In every stage of these oppressions we petitioned for redress in the most humble terms: our repeated petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A regime, whose character is marked by such wanton abuse, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.
Nor have We been wanting in attentions to our American brethren. We warned them from time to time of attempts by their legislature to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us. We reminded them of the circumstances of our colonial status. We appealed to their native justice and magnanimity, and we conjured them by the ties of our common kindred to disavow these usurpations, which would inevitably interrupt our connections and correspondence. They too seem deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces our transformation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of this nation, our political equal.
We, therefore, the Representatives of Columbia, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of Columbia, solemnly publish and declare, That this District is, and of Right ought to be, a Free and Independent State; that we Absolve all Allegiance to the Federal Government beyond the duties contained in the Constitution of the United States demanded from our sister states, and that all political connection between domestic governance and the Federal Government is, and ought to be, totally dissolved; and that as a Free State, we have full Power to implement a budget, establish a Health Code, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do. And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.

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