When Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Benjamin
Franklin, Robert Livingston and Roger Sherman sat down to draft the
Declaration of Independence, they began with a "Bill of Particulars"
against King George III. They accused the monarch of "repeated injuries
and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an
absolute Tyranny over these States." Now, 236 years later, "We the People"
are about to decide whom we should hire as our chief executive and
commander in chief. It's an appropriate time to review the grievances of
our Founding Fathers -- and examine the offenses committed by our present
head of state.