In case you missed it, the
President King broke the law by spying on Americans without legal oversight. Though some in Congress knew about it, they apparently forgot their oath to
support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic when they decided not to tell America about it.
In other words,
he has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people. Or maybe it would be better to say
he has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies without the consent of our legislatures. Or maybe the executive branch is just
suspending our own Legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever.
protecting them, by a mock Trial, from punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States and
depriving us, in many cases, of the benefits of Trial by Jury and
transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offences. Also,
he is at this time transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty and perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized nation.
Basically, it looks like
he has abdicated Government here, by declaring us out of his Protection and waging War against us. Or maybe I'm thinking of a totally different George with
plain, homely, thrifty manners and tastes.