Thoughts At Large
by Tom Vaillancourt

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Is a New

Declaration of Independence


As promised, below is The Declaration of Independence updated to reflect what is happening in modern day America.

Color Code: 

Black:     The original Declaration of Independence

Red:       Replaces King George or the word “He”.

Blue:      Words changed to make it more relevant to today.

Thoughts At Large would like to thank Ed Kulis for the original idea as well as collaboration on this article.

The term “The Ruling Class” was taken from a book “The Ruling Class”, by Angelo M. Codevilla.  Thoughts At Large strongly recommends that any one who has not read this book should do so.

This article is designed to encourage you to use your rights as Citizens to set the direction that you want for America with your vote on November 3rd.  It is time for all Americans to take an honest look at what is really happening today, no matter what your political party affiliation or your ideology.

Declaration of Independence


In the real America, November 3, 2020

The unanimous Declaration of the Free Thinking people of the United States of America in the face of the overbearing

When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for a governed people to eschew the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

That to secure these rights, representatives are elected, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, --That whenever any Form of political power becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to empower new representatives, 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. 

Prudence, indeed, will dictate that the “RULING CLASS” long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shown, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by removing members of the “RULING CLASS” which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses  and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce the American Citizen under absolute Despotism, to the status of serf or peasant, it is their right, it is their duty, not only to throw off such members of the “RULING CLASS” and to provide new Guards for their future security.--Such has been the patient sufferance of these decent hard working citizens; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former members of Government . The history of the present “RULING CLASS” is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over American citizens.  To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.

The “RULING CLASS” has refused to follow the laws they have enacted and force all the citizens to follow.

The “RULING CLASS” has passed so many laws that the average citizen does not know when they are in violation of the law.

The “RULING CLASS” has turned over the responsibility of legislation to the unelected bureaucracies of government.  Bureaucrats who can seemingly commit acts that flaunt the law with no punishment, and no threat of loosing their jobs.

The “RULING CLASS” has decided who will be allowed to ignore the law.  In most cases, the rich and powerful that contribute, (BRIBE) to their campaigns.  But their political enemies will be held accountable for even the smallest infraction.

The “RULING CLASS” has shown cowardice in the face of anarchy and treasonous acts for fear of not being reelected!

The “RULING CLASS” has used a pandemic to establish dictatorial powers over its citizens and forever reshape election rules in order to favor the “RULING CLASS”

The “RULING CLASS” has used the pandemic to restrict religious worship while encouraging immoral acts.

The “RULING CLASS” has, as a result of the pandemic, used its power to pick winners and losers in business.

The “RULING CLASS” has attempted to severely alter the United States Constitution with out going through the process established in Article V.

The “RULING CLASS” has used its power to alter the very landscape of America by dividing its citizens into groups.  Favoring those groups who keep them in power and punishing those who do not.

The “RULING CLASS” has set America on a path of fiscal disaster by borrowing or printing money and putting into circulation without a means to guarantee its’ worth or payback the debt.

The “RULING CLASS” has failed to insure the safety and prosperity of its citizens by allowing unfettered illegal immigration.


The “RULING CLASS” has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people, and eat out their substance.

The “RULING CLASS” has taxed, double taxed, triple taxed its citizens to such a point that they usurp over 50% of the working American’s income.

The “RULING CLASS” has excited domestic insurrections amongst us.

The “RULING CLASS” has, in the name of environmental protection, restricted our seas, blocked us from our coasts, nationalized our towns, and destroyed the livelihoods of many of our citizens.

In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. The “RULING CLASS” whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.

Nor have We been wanting in attentions to the “RULING CLASS”.  We have warned them from time to time of attempts by their legislature to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us. We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the ties of our common kindred to disavow these usurpations, which, would inevitably interrupt our connections and correspondence. They too have been deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces our Separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, Enemies in War, in Peace Friends.

We, therefore, the average American Citizen who goes about the daily task of making America function, endeavors to correct injustice, and pays the enormous tax load required by the “RULING CLASS” 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 America, solemnly publish and declare, That the American citizen are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent;  that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the “RULING CLASS”, and that all political connection between them and the“RULING CLASS” is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent Citizens , they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent Citizens 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.


John Q. Public 

American Citizen




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