#140 Independence

The declaration of independence as tweets.

We hold these truths to be tweeted: The Declaration of Independence, if it had been tweeted out.

Found in the twitter archives from July 4, 1776:

  • independence would be a good idea. #independencenow http://bit.ly/usdoi
  • The government should not mess with our rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. #abolishgov http://bit.ly/usdoi
  • No one’s above the law #kinggeorge #fail #iblame http://bit.ly/usdoi
  • He’s neglecting us #kinggeorge #fail #omgthatssotrue http://bit.ly/usdoi
  • He wants us to give up our rights in exchange for help #kinggeorge #fail http://bit.ly/usdoi
  • Tweetup was too far #kinggeorge #fail http://bit.ly/usdoi
  • Our friends were pushed out #kinggeorge #fail http://bit.ly/usdoi
  • No representation for us #kinggeorge #fail http://bit.ly/usdoi
  • The king’s stealing our money and not letting us run things #kinggeorge #fail http://bit.ly/usdoi
  • Judicial representation now! #kinggeorge #fail http://bit.ly/usdoi
  • Stop gov corruption #kinggeorge #fail #gov20 http://bit.ly/usdoi
  • Stop gov abuse #kinggeorge #fail #gov20 http://bit.ly/usdoi
  • Why is there an army on my street? #kinggeorge #fail http://bit.ly/usdoi
  • Why is the military not independent? #kinggeorge #fail #gov20 http://bit.ly/usdoi
  • England armies out of colonies now! #kinggeorge #fail http://bit.ly/usdoi
  • stop english army abuse now #kinggeorge #fail http://bit.ly/usdoi
  • let our markets be free #kinggeorge #fail http://bit.ly/usdoi
  • Stop english taxes in the colonies #kinggeorge #fail http://bit.ly/usdoi
  • We want juries of our peers #kinggeorge #fail http://bit.ly/usdoi
  • Don’t change jurisdictions on us #kinggeorge #fail http://bit.ly/usdoi
  • We are not Canada #kinggeorge #fail #blamecanada http://bit.ly/usdoi
  • Give us our laws and charters back!!! #kinggeorge #fail http://bit.ly/usdoi
  • Give us our legislature back!!! #kinggeorge #fail http://bit.ly/usdoi
  • You want war? Then we quit! #kinggeorge #fail http://bit.ly/usdoi
  • Say not to death and destruction #kinggeorge #fail #dead http://bit.ly/usdoi
  • Mercenaries out of the colonies now! #kinggeorge #fail http://bit.ly/usdoi
  • Friends should not be forced to turn on friends #kinggeorge #fail http://bit.ly/usdoi
  • The king’s not fostering law and order #kinggeorge #fail http://bit.ly/usdoi
  • We’ve tried talking this out but he won’t listen #kinggeorge #fail http://bit.ly/usdoi
  • We called, we wrote and only received insults as replies #kinggeorge #fail http://bit.ly/usdoi
  • Our friends in the UK also tried but no one listened so war it is #politics #uk http://bit.ly/usdoi
  • Independence now #politics #tweetup #gousa http://bit.ly/usdoi
  • Let’s hope this works out #gousa http://bit.ly/usdoi
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Tristan Louis

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  • Richard Brannigan

    @KingOfEngland RT: @TomJefferson Declaration of Independence http://thyspace.org/declaration <- TLDR

  • http://justblogn.com Greg Lohr

    That was interesting read!
    The only means of communication back then was mail and talking to the neighbors. I can only imagine what would have been tweeted if the technology would have been available…oh wait, I don’t have to, you just posted it for us. Good job!

    • http://www.tnl.net/blog/ Tristan Louis

      Amazing, isn’t it. On the other hand, I suspect that the way it was handled back then provided more details :)

  • nbsp

    that’s actually pretty funny :D