Today, May 7, 2012, one of the many vocal Autism Moms has brilliantly "plagiarized" Thomas Jefferson's 1776 Dec of Independence.
Jefferson, in turn, plagiarized it from the Dutch Dec of Indie, dated 1581, which I assume was really drafted by the cabal in their plans to get Catholic rule, of the Spanish kind, out of Holland, so they could start World Government in Amsterdam and then get William of Orange to reign in London (1688). In his day we got the Bank of England.
I mention the oh-so-savvy ploy of getting people to think they were the makers of a revolution, because this new Mothers' Medical Revolution shows that you CAN actually do it. Makes me want to say to the caballiers "Oops, you should have thought of that before."
Please check it out at ThinkingMoms.org. I present a shortened version here, and underneath it I will put the Dutch template. (The English translation of the Dutch is from 1907, so is public domain.)
Lisa Goes, the new drafter, has got the thing completely under control as only the mother of an injured child can do. God wasn't fooling around when He invented Motherhood.
So don't take your needles lying down, Folks! And, by the way, the fantastic CDC schedule of 22 needles for all kids before age 2 is another cabal “brilliant invention,” intended to leave a "footprint of fear," and enhance docility in every child.
See Charlotte Iserbyt on Youtube about the dumbing down. (Fathom it! Fathom it! Dumbing people down!)
The Dutch item is quite lengthy, so here is its final paragraph, upfront:
“And to cause our said ordinance to be observed inviolably, punishing the offenders impartially and without delay; for so it is found expedient for the public good. And, for better maintaining all and every article hereof, we give to all and every one of you, by express command, full power and authority.”
Ah, yes. It’s that easy. Righteousness trumps bullies. You only have to know that and act on it! Please see my Prosecution for Treason (2011). Now here’s Lisa:
Declaration of Independence, at ThinkingMoms.org (2012)
“When in the course of human healthcare it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands… and to assume the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Science entitle them, We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all children …are endowed [with] certain unalienable Rights,
that among these are the right to a healthy life free from the tyranny of untested preventative medicine and a life free from chronic inflammatory illness caused by a pharmaceutical oligarchy that receives government endorsement and protection.
To secure these rights, Governments and Institutions are created deriving their just powers from THE CONSENT OF THE GOVERNED. It is the parents’ right, it is their duty, to throw off ... the rigorous and untested pseudo-scientific assertions of the CDC…
To prove this, let facts be submitted in a candid world. Medical Institutions have repeatedly refused the most wholesome and necessary policies required for the public good, reinforcing the notion that very few may become ill and die for the good of all.
Over half of our precious children will become ill and several will die, for the fallacious notion of the good of all. These are the principles of a corrupt, immoral, and bankrupt nation. The American Government has repeatedly discredited organizations, research studies, physicians, and citizens opposing the notion that they, and they alone, know what is best.
At present, over 55 studies exist demonstrating a strong link between vaccines and autism (also known as vaccine encephalopathy). They are not permitted publication in medical or scientific periodicals as those journals are funded by the very industry those studies indict.
The censorship of intellectual property that pertains directly to the health and welfare of all children is a crime against humanity. Furthermore, imperative data, pertaining to the health of all American children that was obtained in 2000 at a clandestine meeting … has been embargoed.
This data from the Simpsonwood Conference and the sealed court documents pertaining to the Poling Case contain valuable medical information that is pertinent to EVERY PARENT. This is suppression of medical data that could save the lives of countless children.
We have petitioned for redress in the most humble terms and HAVE BEEN ANSWERED ONLY BY REPEATED INJURY. A TYRANT is unfit to determine healthcare policy. Free and Independent Thinking Parents have the full power to levy CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE and protect their children from these systems that proclaim health.
Consider this a new way of life. An Official Declaration of Independence. Our rules, for our children, for thinking people, are now THE RULES.”
– drafted by Lisa Goes of ThinkingMoms.org. Published May 7, 2012 at Age of Autism.
Note from Maxwell: I abridged Lisa’s document more than 50%. Lest anyone thinks my enthusiasm has to do with “revolution” – no. The last thing we should do is declare “war” on the feds. We ought to prosecute the traitors under existing law while we’ve still got it.
Lisa’s tactic has to do with empowering citizens. I feel that the autism parents should not have to carry the can alone. None of us should allow police to arrest any parents who refuse to have their children vaccinated. Sheesh!
Stop worrying that you will be hated if you oppose vaccines. That too is a big, fat psy-op that is being perpetrated on us. (Just think: the taxpayers pay to have the psy-ops done unto them. Golly, we really have been dumbed down!)
Anyway, please take heart from the following sensible remarks. I got them from the website of Dr Richard Moskowitz, MD. Although I am but a layperson, I can judge his ideas to be correct.
“Hidden in Plain Sight: The Role of Vaccines in Chronic Disease” at drrmosk.com
I wondered how vaccines really act inside the human body, what they do. The current medical system lacks and does not seem to want any broader conception of how medicines affect the organism as a whole.
I will begin by contrasting the process of coming down with and recovering from an acute disease, such as the measles, with what happens when the corresponding vaccine is administered instead.
With its marked affinity for the respiratory mucosa, the measles virus is dispersed through the air by sneezing and coughing infected droplets, and then inhaled by susceptible persons on contact with them. For 10 to 14 days, the virus multiplies silently, first in the tonsils adenoids,
and accessory lymphoid tissues of the nasopharynx, then in the regional lymph nodes of the head and neck, and finally in the blood, spleen, liver, thymus, and bone marrow, the major visceral organs of the immune system. Throughout this “incubation” period, the patient typically feels quite well, and has few or no symptoms.60
With the first signs and symptoms of illness, circulating antibodies to the virus are already detectable in the blood, in concentrations roughly proportional to its severity.61 In other words, the illness we know as “the measles” is precisely the concerted effort of the immune system to clear the virus from the blood, including inflammation of already sensitized tissues at the portal of entry, activation of B- and T-lymphocytes, macrophages, and the serum complement system.
Finally, the virus is expelled mainly by sneezing and coughing, exactly the same routes through which it entered in the first place.
…Coming down with and recovering from acute illnesses of this kind are decisive experiences in the maturation of a healthy immune system. The immunity that results from it is specific, to be sure, in that those recover from the measles will never again be susceptible to it, no matter how many times they are re-exposed in the future. But it is also broadly non-specific, in the equally important sense of "priming" the system to respond rapidly and effectively to other infections it may encounter in the future.
This double-barreled natural immunity acquired through recovering from acute diseases represents an enormous [gain for all]. Centuries were required for our own ancestors to convert measles into a routine disease of childhood, such that by the time I caught it at the age of 6, nonspecific mechanisms were already in place to help me recover from this major, week-long illness with no complications or sequelæ.
[It gave me] a certificate of readiness to handle whatever else might threaten me in the future, which I credit in no small part for the good health I enjoy today. In short, the ability to respond acutely and vigorously to infection ranks among the most fundamental requirements of general health and well-being, a truth so axiomatic that even having to reaffirm it attests to how far we have strayed from a saner and more wholesome conception of life.
Artificial or Vaccine-Induced Immunity.
On the other hand, when the live, attenuated vaccine virus is injected into the blood, a brief inflammatory reaction may be noted at the injection site, with no local sensitization at the portal of entry, no incubation period, no acute illness, and no massive outpouring of the immune system as a whole.
Like a conjuror’s trick, vaccination does indeed produce measurable titers of specific antibodies in the blood, but …without any significant improvement in the general health of the recipients, apart from lowering their statistical risk of developing the acute disease in its classic form.
But where the virus goes, how it deceives the immune system into continuing to produce antibodies against it for years at a time, and what price we have to pay for the counterfeit immunity that they represent, are the basic questions that still go unasked.
Vaccines seem almost tailor-made to accomplish what the immune system as a whole seems to have evolved in no small part to prevent, namely, to give viruses, bacteria, and other foreign antigens free and immediate access to the visceral immune organs without any easy or obvious way to get rid of them.
No mere side effect, the continuous production of specific anti-bodies for years at a time requires the physical presence of live viruses and other highly antigenic substances inside the cells of the immune system on a more or less permanent basis.
In the case of measles, mumps, rubella, influenza, and the other live-virus vaccines, excellent models already exist to help us understand how this chronicity might occur, and predict the kinds of pathology that would be likely to follow from it.
Many viruses are well known for their capacity to survive more or less indefinitely in latent form within the cells of the immune system without provoking acute disease, simply by attaching their DNA or RNA as “episomes” or extra particles to the genome of the host cell and replicating along with it, allowing the cell to perform many of its normal functions, but adding instructions for the synthesis of viral proteins as well.
Latent viruses of this type have already been implicated in four distinct varieties of chronic disease, namely,
1)recurrent or episodic acute diseases, such as shingles, herpes simplex, genital warts, and the like;
2)“slow” viruses, longer-lasting infections, such as SSPE (subacute sclerosing pan-encephalitis, a rare complication of the measles), Guillain-Barré polyneuritis (after influenza and other viruses), chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS, after infectious mono, Epstein-Barr virus, CMV, et al.), and perhaps AIDS as well;
3)diseases associated with “prions,” infectious proteins of viral origin that contain no DNA or RNA, such as kuru and “mad cow,” and
4)a variety of tumors, both benign and malignant, such as Burkitt’s lymphoma, Rous sarcoma virus (RSV), et al.
For the past fifty years, most scientists have accepted the formulation of Sir Macfarlane Burnet and others, that the immune system is organized around helping the organism to distinguish "self" from "non-self," i. e., to recognize and tolerate its own cells, on the one hand, and identify and eliminate foreign substances on the other.
This is evident in the acute response to infection, and also in the rejection of transplanted tissues and organs, both of which result in complete and permanent removal of the offending substances from the body.
Latent viruses and any other foreign antigens residing within the genetic material of the host cells would pose surely no less of a threat, not least because expelling them would only be possible by attacking and destroying these cells, thus sowing a rich harvest of auto-immune phenomena, which would differ only in the types of cells affected.
By vaccinating children with live viruses and other foreign antigens and thus forcing the cells of our immune system to harbor them for years at a time, I am afraid that we are essentially reprogramming their immune mechanism to respond chronically to other infections as well, and indeed to antigenic challenges of every kind.
Although some might call it fantasy, speculation, or wild conjecture, this conclusion is amply borne out by the alarming and mysterious explosion in the incidence and severity of chronic ear infections, asthma, allergies, eczema, ADD, autism, and other common diseases of childhood in recent years, and similarly by the case material I have just presented.
In any case, it is dangerously misleading, and indeed the exact opposite of the truth, to claim that MMR, for example, somehow “protects” us against measles, mumps, and rubella, by infecting us with these viruses in a chronic and indeed permanent fashion, such that our immune systems are less capable of responding acutely, not only to them, but to everything else as well.
[For the footnotes, go to drrmosk.com]
Mary W Maxwell, PhD, LLB, can be reached at her website, ProsecutionForTreason.com
Now for the promised Dutch Declaration of Independence of 431 years ago:
“As it is apparent to all that a prince is constituted by God to be ruler of a people, to defend them from oppression and violence as the shepherd his sheep; and whereas God did not create the people slaves to their prince, to obey his commands, whether right or wrong,
but rather the prince for the sake of the subjects (without which he could be no prince), to govern them according to equity, to love and support them as a father his children or a shepherd his flock, and even at the hazard of life to defend and preserve them.
And when he does not behave thus, but, on the contrary, oppresses them, seeking opportunities to infringe their ancient customs and privileges, exacting from them slavish compliance, then he is no longer a prince, but a tyrant, and the subjects are to consider him in no other view.
And particularly when this is done deliberately, unauthorized by the states, they may not only disallow his authority, but legally proceed to the choice of another prince for their defense.
This is the only method left for subjects whose humble petitions and remonstrances could never soften their prince or dissuade him from his tyrannical proceedings; and this is what the law of nature dictates for the defense of liberty, which we ought to transmit to posterity, even at the hazard of our lives.
And this we have seen done frequently in several countries upon the like occasion, whereof there are notorious instances, and more justifiable in our land, which has been always governed according to their ancient privileges,
which are expressed in the oath taken by the prince at his admission to the government; for most of the Provinces receive their prince upon certain conditions, which he swears to maintain, which, if the prince violates, he is no longer sovereign.
Now thus it was that the king of Spain after the demise of the emperor, his father, Charles the Fifth, of the glorious memory (of whom he received all these provinces), forgetting the services done by the subjects of these countries, both to his father and himself, by whose valor he got so glorious and memorable victories over his enemies that his name and power became famous and dreaded over all the world,
forgetting also the advice of his said imperial majesty, made to him before to the contrary, did rather hearken to the counsel of those Spaniards about him, who had conceived a secret hatred to this land and to its liberty, because they could not enjoy posts of honor and high employments here under the states as in Naples, Sicily, Milan and the Indies, and other countries under the king's dominion.
Thus allured by the riches of the said provinces, wherewith many of them were well acquainted, the said counselors, we say, or the principal of them, frequently remonstrated to the king that it was more for his Majesty's reputation and grandeur to subdue the Low Countries a second time,
and to make himself absolute (by which they mean to tyrannize at pleasure), than to govern according to the restrictions he had accepted, and at his admission sworn to observe.
From that time forward the king of Spain, following these evil counselors, sought by all means possible to reduce this country (stripping them of their ancient privileges) to slavery, under the government of Spaniards having first, under the mask of religion, endeavored to settle new bishops in the largest and principal cities,
endowing and incorporating them with the richest abbeys, assigning to each bishop nine canons to assist him as counselors, three whereof should superintend the inquisition.
By this incorporation the said bishops (who might be strangers as well as natives) would have had the first place and vote in the assembly of the states, and always the prince's creatures at devotion; and by the addition of the said canons he would have introduced the Spanish inquisition,
which has been always as dreadful and detested in these provinces as the worst of slavery, as is well known, in so much that his imperial majesty, having once before proposed it to these states, and upon whose remonstrances did desist, and entirely gave it up, hereby giving proof of the great affection he had for his subjects.
But, notwithstanding the many remonstrances made to the king both by the provinces and particular towns, in writing as well as by some principal lords by word of mouth; and, namely, by the Baron of Montigny and Earl of Egmont, who with the approbation of the Duchess of Parma, then governess of the Low Countries, by the advice of the council of state were sent several times to Spain upon this affair.
And, although the king had by fair words given them grounds to hope that their request should be complied with, yet by his letters he ordered the contrary, soon after expressly commanding, upon pain of his displeasure, to admit the new bishops immediately, and put them in possession of their bishoprics and incorporated abbeys,
to hold the court of the inquisition in the places where it had been before, to obey and follow the decrees and ordinances of the Council of Trent, which in many articles are destructive of the privileges of the country.
This being come to the knowledge of the people gave just occasion to great uneasiness and clamor among them, and lessened that good affection they had always borne toward the king and his predecessors. And, especially, seeing that he did not only seek to tyrannize over their persons and estates, but also over their consciences, for which they believed themselves accountable to God only.
Upon this occasion the chief of the nobility in compassion to the poor people, in the year 1566, exhibited a certain remonstrance in form of a petition, humbly praying, in order to appease them and prevent public disturbances, that it would please his majesty
(by showing that clemency due from a good prince to his people) to soften the said points, and especially with regard to the rigorous inquisition, and capital punishments for matters of religion.
And to inform the king of this affair in a more solemn manner, and to represent to him how necessary it was for the peace and prosperity of the public to remove the aforesaid innovations, and moderate the severity of his declarations published concerning divine worship, the Marquis de Berghen, and the aforesaid Baron of Montigny had been sent,
at the request of the said lady regent, council of state, and of the states-general as ambassadors to Spain, where the king, instead of giving them audience, and redress the grievances they had complained of (which for want of a timely remedy did always appear in their evil consequences among the common people),
did, by the advice of Spanish council, declare all those who were concerned in preparing the said remonstrance to be rebels, and guilty of high treason, and to be punished with death, and confiscation of their estates;
and, what is more (thinking himself well assured of reducing these countries under absolute tyranny by the army of the Duke of Alva), did soon after imprison and put to death the said lords the ambassadors, and confiscated their estates, contrary to the law of nations, which has been always religiously observed even among the most tyrannic and barbarous princes.
And, although the said disturbances, which in the year 1566 happened on the aforementioned occasion, were now appeased by the governess and her ministers, and many friends to liberty were either banished or subdued, in so much that the king had not any show of reason to use arms and violence,
and further oppress this country, yet for these causes and reasons, long time before sought by the council of Spain (as appears by intercepted letters from the Spanish ambassador, Alana, then in France, writ to the Duchess of Parma), to annul all the privileges of this country, and govern it tyrannically at pleasure as in the Indies;
and in their new conquests he has, at the instigation of the council of Spain, showing the little regard he had for his people, so contrary to the duty which a good prince owes to his subjects), sent the Duke of Alva with a powerful army to oppress this land, who for his inhuman cruelties is looked upon as one of its greatest enemies, accompanied with counselors too like himself.
And, although he came in without the least opposition, and was received by the poor subjects with all marks of honor and clemency, which the king had often hypocritically promised in his letters, and that himself intended to come in person to give orders to their general satisfaction,
having since the departure of the Duke of Alva equipped a fleet to carry him from Spain, and another in Zealand to come to meet him at the great expense of the country,
the better to deceive his subjects, and allure them into the toils, nevertheless the said duke, immediately after his arrival (though a stranger, and no way related to the royal family), declared that he had a captain-general's commission,
and soon after that of governor of these provinces, contrary to all its ancient customs and privileges; and, the more to manifest his designs, he immediately garrisoned the principal towns and castles, and caused fortresses and citadels to be built in the great cities
to awe them into subjection, and very courteously sent for the chief nobility in the king's name, under pretense of taking their advice, and to employ them in the service of their country.
And those who believed his letters were seized and carried out of Brabant, contrary to law, where they were imprisoned and prosecuted as criminals before him who had no right, nor could be a competent judge; and at last he, without hearing their defense at large, sentenced them to death, which was publicly and ignominiously executed.
The others, better acquainted with Spanish hypocrisy, residing in foreign countries, were declared outlawed, and had their estates confiscated, so that the poor subjects could make no use of their fortresses nor be assisted by their princes in defense of their liberty against the violence of the pope;
besides a great number of other gentlemen and substantial citizens, some of whom were executed, and others banished that their estates might be confiscated, plaguing the other honest inhabitants,
not only by the injuries done to their wives, children and estates by the Spanish soldiers lodged in their houses, as likewise by diverse contributions, which they were forced to pay toward building citadels and new fortifications of towns even to their own ruin, besides the taxes of the hundredth, twentieth,
and tenth penny, to pay both the foreign and those raised in the country, to be employed against their fellow-citizens and against those who at the hazard of their lives defended their liberties.
In order to impoverish the subjects, and to incapacitate them to hinder his design, and that he might with more ease execute the instructions received in Spain, to treat these countries as new conquests,
he began to alter the course of justice after the Spanish mode, directly contrary to our privileges; and, imagining at last he had nothing more to fear, he endeavored by main force to settle a tax called the tenth penny on merchandise and manufacture, to the total ruin of these countries,
the prosperity of which depends upon a flourishing trade, notwithstanding frequent remonstrances, not by a single province only, but by all of them united, which he had effected,
had it not been for the Prince of Orange with diverse gentlemen and other inhabitants, who had followed this prince in his exile, most of whom were in his pay, and banished by the Duke of Alva with others who between him and the states of all the provinces, on the contrary sought, by all possible promises made to the colonels already at his devotion,
to gain the German troops, who were then garrisoned in the principal fortresses and the cities, that by their assistance he might master them, as he had gained many of them already, and held them attached to his interest in order, by their assistance,
to force those who would not join with him in making war against the Prince of Orange, and the provinces of Holland and Zealand, more cruel and bloody than any war before.
But, as no disguises can long conceal our intentions, this project was discovered before it could be executed; and he, unable to perform his promises, and instead of that peace so much boasted of at his arrival a new war kindled, not yet extinguished.
All these considerations give us more than sufficient reason to renounce the King of Spain, and seek some other powerful and more gracious prince to take us under his protection; and, more especially,
as these countries have been for these twenty years abandoned to disturbance and oppression by their king, during which time the inhabitants were not treated as subjects, but enemies, enslaved forcibly by their own governors.
Having also, after the decease of Don Juan, sufficiently declared by the Baron de Selles that he would not allow the pacification of Ghent, the which Don Juan had in his majesty's name sworn to maintain, but daily proposing new terms of agreement less advantageous.
Notwithstanding these discouragements we used all possible means, by petitions in writing, and the good offices of the greatest princes in Christendom, to be reconciled to our king, having lastly maintained for a long time our deputies at the Congress of Cologne,
hoping that the intercession of his imperial majesty and of the electors would procure an honorable and lasting peace, and some degree of liberty, particularly relating to religion (which chiefly concerns God and our own consciences),
at last we found by experience that nothing would be obtained of the king by prayers and treaties, which latter he made use of to divide and weaken the provinces, that he might the easier execute his plan rigorously, by subduing them one by one,
which afterwards plainly appeared by certain proclamations and proscriptions published by the king's orders, by virtue of which we and all officers of the United Provinces with all our friends are declared rebels and as such to have forfeited our lives and estates.
Thus, by rendering us odious to all, he might interrupt our commerce, likewise reducing us to despair, offering a great sum to any that would assassinate the Prince of Orange.
So, having no hope of reconciliation, and finding no other remedy, we have, agreeable to the law of nature in our own defense, and for maintaining the rights, privileges, and liberties of our countrymen, wives, and children, and latest posterity from being enslaved by the Spaniards,
been constrained to renounce allegiance to the King of Spain, and pursue such methods as appear to us most likely to secure our ancient liberties and privileges.
Know all men by these presents that being reduced to the last extremity, as above mentioned, we have unanimously and deliberately declared, and do by these presents declare, that the King of Spain has forfeited, ipso jure, all hereditary right to the sovereignty of those countries,
and are determined from henceforward not to acknowledge his sovereignty or jurisdiction, nor any act of his relating to the domains of the Low Countries, nor make use of his name as prince, nor suffer others to do it.
In consequence whereof we also declare all officers, judges, lords, gentlemen, vassals, and all other the inhabitants of this country of what condition or quality soever, to be henceforth discharged from all oaths and obligations whatsoever made to the King of Spain as sovereign of those countries.
And whereas, upon the motives already mentioned, the greater part of the United Provinces have, by common consent of their members, submitted to the government and sovereignty of the illustrious Prince and Duke of Anjou, upon certain conditions stipulated with his highness, and whereas the most serene Archduke Matthias has resigned the government of these countries with our approbation,
we command and order all justiciaries, officers, and all whom it may concern, not to make use of the name, titles, great or privy seal of the King of Spain from henceforward;
but in lieu of them, as long as his highness the Duke of Anjou is absent upon urgent affairs relating to the welfare of these countries, having so agreed with his highness or otherwise, they shall provisionally use the name and title of the President and Council of the Province.
And, until such a president and counselors shall be nominated, assembled, and act in that capacity, they shall act in our name, except that in Holland and Zealand where they shall use the name of the Prince of Orange,
and of the states of the said provinces until the aforesaid council shall legally sit, and then shall conform to the directions of that council agreeable to the contract made with his highness.
And, instead of the king's seal aforesaid, they shall make use of our great seal, center-seal, and signet, in affairs relating to the public, according as the said council shall from time to time be authorized.
And in affairs concerning the administration of justice, and transactions peculiar to each province, the provincial council and other councils of that country shall use respectively the name, title, and seal of the said province, where the case is to be tried, and no other, on pain of having all letters, documents, and despatches annulled.
And, for the better and effectual performance hereof, we have ordered and commanded, and do hereby order and command, that all the seals of the King of Spain which are in these United Provinces shall immediately, upon the publication of these presents,
be delivered to the estate of each province respectively, or to such persons as by the said estates shall be authorized and appointed, upon peril of discretionary punishment.
Moreover, we order and command that from henceforth no money coined shall be stamped with the name, title, or arms of the King of Spain in any of these United Provinces, but that all new gold and silver pieces, with their halfs and quarters, shall only bear such impressions as the states shall direct.
We order likewise and command the president and other lords of the privy council, and all other chancellors, presidents, accountants-general, and to others in all the chambers of accounts respectively in these said countries,
and likewise to all other judges and officers, as we hold them discharged from henceforth of their oath made to the King of Spain, pursuant to the tenor of their commission, that they shall take a new oath to the states of that country on whose jurisdiction they depend, or to commissaries appointed by them, to be true to us against the King of Spain and all his adherents, according to the formula of words prepared by the states-general for that purpose.
And we shall give to the said counselors, justiciaries, and officers employed in these provinces, who have contracted in our name with his highness the Duke of Anjou, an act to continue them in their respective offices, instead of new commissions, a clause annulling the former provisionally until the arrival of his highness.
Moreover, to all such counselors, accomptants, justiciaries, and officers in these Provinces, who have not contracted with his highness, aforesaid, we shall grant new commissions under our hands and seals, unless any of the said officers are accused and convicted of having acted under their former commissions against the liberties and privileges of this country or of other the like maladministration.
We farther command of the president and members of the privy council, chancellor of the Duchy of Brabant, also the chancellor of the Duchy of Guelders, and county of Zutphen, to the president and members of the council of Holland, to the receivers of great officers of Beoostersheldt and Bewestersheldt in Zealand, to the president and council of Friese, and to the Escoulet of Mechelen, to the president and members of the council of Utrecht,
and to all other justiciaries and officers whom it may concern, to the lieutenants all and every of them, to cause this our ordinance to be published and proclaimed throughout their respective jurisdictions, in the usual places appointed for that purpose, that none may plead ignorance.
And to cause our said ordinance to be observed inviolably, punishing the offenders impartially and without delay; for so it is found expedient for the public good.
And, for better maintaining all and every article hereof, we give to all and every one of you, by express command, full power and authority. In witness whereof we have hereunto set our hands and seals, dated in our assembly at the Hague, the six and twentieth day of July, 1581, indorsed by the orders of the states-general, and signed J. De Asseliers.
From: Oliver J. Thatcher, ed., The Library of Original Sources (Milwaukee: University Research Extension Co., 1907), Vol. V: 9th to 16th Centuries, pp. 189-197.
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