And thus was consummated the work commenced by the Declaration of Independence--a work in which the people of the North American Union, acting under the deepest sense of responsibility to the Supreme Ruler of the universe, had achieved the most transcendent act of power that social man in his mortal condition can perform--even that of dissolving the ties of allegiance
by which he is bound to his country; of renouncing that country itself; of demolishing its government; of instituting another government; and of making for himself another country in its stead.
Dryden remained constant to Catholicism and his refusal to take the oath of allegiance
to the new rulers cost him all his public offices and reduced him for the rest of his life to comparative poverty.
Those who, while they disapprove of the character and measures of a government, yield to it their allegiance
and support are undoubtedly its most conscientious supporters, and so frequently the most serious obstacles to reform.
He was soon joined by some Abyssins, who had not yet forgot their allegiance
to their sovereign; and in his march up the country was met by the Empress Helena, who received him as her deliverer.
We, therefore, the Representatives of the United States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by the Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these United Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States; that they are Absolved from all Allegiance
to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do.
As his mother, Kiche, had rendered her allegiance
to them at the first cry of her name, so he was beginning to render his allegiance
had dissolved his subjects from their allegiance
by breaking his
Be that as it may, you are not one of us; you owe us no allegiance