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Jefferson, Paine, and the Declaration of Independence Jefferson: Summary: *He does not use any of the polite language that Otis used. *Migration is similar to the anglo-Saxons. Migration was of own free will. *Affiliated with the King but not in parliament. Parliament is Britain’s, not their, legislature. *King enforces their laws. Has no prerogative outside of their realm. *No right to send troops unless the colonies ask for them. *King has the right to veto laws. Laws sent by the colonial legislature have t be sent over to Britain. Privy Council has power to reject laws. *King does not veto acts of parliament. *King never dissolves parliament. Hasn’t been done since Glorious Revolution. *King needs to get ministers from the colonies. *Montesquieu - “evil advisors” - in times of crisis King can blame his advisors. *Jefferson ends by basically telling the King to get it into gear. Wake up and do your job. *Jefferson not about separating from Britain, but it needs to get it into gear. No other choice but to separate if no other changes are made.
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