Harker Heights, TX asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Gov & Administrative Law for Texas

Q: Is it illegal under 18 U.S.C. §2385 for me to quote the Declaration of Independence?

The Declaration of Independence says to that if the Govt is corrupt we need to abolish it. So is it illegal to advocate the Declaration of Independence under 18 U.S.C. §2385?

1 Lawyer Answer
Kiele Linroth Pace
Kiele Linroth Pace
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Austin, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: The Declaration of Independence is an interesting historical document that explains why the colonists revolted against the rule of King George but it does not have the authority of law in the United States. In fact, between the time of the Declaration and our current Constitution a different country existed here for about a decade based on the "Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union."

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