relinquish the right of Representation in the Legislature a right inestimable

Relinquish the right of representation in the

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relinquish the right of Representation in the Legislature, a right inestimable to them andformidable to tyrants only (Jefferson 1),” poining out that the British government is a clearexample of tyranny and autocracy. The British government had imposed laws of taxes withoutthe people’s consent, which violated the people’s rights and proved to be unjust towards thepeople. As a result, the citizens protested and communicated their principle of “No TaxationWithout Representation”, but still the British government continued to inflict absolute despotism.Jefferson says, “He has abdicated Government here, by declaring us out of his Protection andwaging War against us (Jefferson 1),” stating that the British government had lost all its rights ofbeing in charge when it has asked for war against the United States, refusing to protect thecolonies any longer. The British had gone against their own companions, and thus violated thesacred relationship of the protector and the protected. Jefferson’s statement, “In every stage ofthese oppressions we have petitioned for redress in the most humble terms: our repeated petitionshave been answered only by repeated injury. A prince, whose character is thus marked by everyact which may define a tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people (Jefferson 1),” presents thatthe British government is ignorant. They rejected every aspect of the colonists’ strive for peaceand answered the colonists’ petition through aggression and cruelty; a very lucid example ofhostility is the Boston Massacre. Hence, for all these reason, the United States cannot maintainitself under the tyranny of an unfit ruler and it has become its duty to bring harmony byremoving the British from the land.Finally, Jefferson declares on behalf of the sovereignty of the nation that United States isa free nation without a power-hungry government; all of the natural rights of each individualwill, in fact, be protected in this new free nation. Jefferson exclaims, “We, therefore, the
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