Thursday, November 13, 2008

South Carolina Patriot Outline

I- Declaring Independence for the united colonies was an inevitability
a. The fullest measures taken to petition and side with Britain were treated by King Charles III with ignorance and rejection.
b. Petitions such as the Olive Branch were blatantly ignored by the king
i. “we have petitioned for redress in the most humble terms, our repeated petitions have been answered only by repeated injury.” (Declaration of Independence July 4, 1776) PD.
ii. “the cause is general and concerns a whole continent” (Continental Congress)

II- If the British continue to inflict their tyranny upon us, we may become as helpless slaves succumbing completely to their control. (slippery slope theory)
a. Taxation of the colonies without consent violates their rights because they are not being represented.
b. Taxes such as the stamp act, sugar act are unjust and were instituted to exercise tyranny over the colonies.
c. Another example of the tyranny exercised is the Boston Massacre, where 5 innocent civilians were killed by British troops.
d. Britain has no right to rule over the colonies because such power only belongs to God.
I- (The American Promise- James. L Roark et al.)
II- “If being bound in manner is not slavery, then is there not such a thing as slavery upon the earth”- The Crisis, Thomas Paine”

III- The British forces have promised to free all slaves who supported their cause, being the owner of several slaves, it is not in my interest to lose the majority of my labor force. (personal loss)
a. It would effect me economically and wouldn’t allow me to make a living in agricultural farming, and or even feed my family.
i- (The American Promise- James. L Roark et al)

1 comment:

Craig McKenney said...

The only thing that I am seeing a lack of is specificity to your state. Other than that, this makes good sense. Obviously when drafting you'll be able to develop the argument more in depth, but so far this looks good.